November 2016

Let’s unwind the red tape around Canadian cancer data

Access to medical data is an issue for the health system broadly but since Canada has a long history of collecting information through its cancer registries, this is a place ...

October 2016

Primary Healthcare – It’s Time for Disruptive Innovation!

As a family physician, I’m used to hearing intimate details of a patient’s life experience and after thirty years in this profession, there aren’t too many things that surprise me. ...

October 2016

Future of Healthcare 2036 – An Integration of Providers, Consumers and Technology

In many respects our concept of integration today needs to be replaced by the understanding that the relationships between consumers and healthcare providers are being “democratized” by technology.

September 2016

Gaps in the Mental Health Story: A Chance to Do Good

Canada’s political leaders have the once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring justice to those who live with mental illness. They can choose to mandate equitable access to evidence-based mental healthcare and supports ...

September 2016

Community and Home Care, the Digital Age 

When I think about the future of Canadian healthcare, I wonder, ‘What would Tommy Douglas think?’ As the father of universal healthcare and a staunch social advocate for Canadians, ...

July 2016

Frailty a better gauge for healthcare funding

The Trudeau government should craft a new arrangement for health-care funding based on the precise and evidence-based concept of frailty

June 2016

Time to rethink healthcare policy for the elderly

We need an integrated healthcare system for older adults that increases the quality and continuity of care.

November 2014

Canadians want patient online healthcare options

Eight in 10 Canadian adults want online access to their own health information yet fewer than one in 10 currently have it, according to a new study published in HealthcarePapers.

April 2016

Cognitive systems have the potential to dramatically change healthcare in Canada

Harnessing both visible and invisible data can have a profound impact on our healthcare system.

March 2016

The Aging Physician and the Hospital

Standing in your office are two quite upset surgeons, one anxious and the other quite angry. There is a dispute about the now overdue call schedule for their specialty over ...