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.

April 2016

Trudeau government needs to start enforcing Canada Health Act

Extra-billing in Ontario, private MRIs in Saskatchewan and user fees in Quebec: violations of the Canada Health Act are on the rise across the country. Canadian doctors are concerned about ...

March 2016

Why Build Health Leadership Capacity Across Canada?

There is a growing consensus that Canada’s 14 separate health systems need to move away from “innovation by accident to innovation by design” and that leadership is the number one ...

February 2016

From cost benefit to risk benefit?

Perhaps instead of talking about cost-benefit, we should start talking about risk-benefit – balancing the risks and benefits of various treatments.

February 2016

Comments re: Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centered Health Care in Ontario – A Discussion Paper

Several governments, including Ontario’s, have tried quite a bit of reorganizing over the years but little or no revamping, the disruptive innovation needed to forge a real delivery system.