Archive for November, 2017

How Digital Technology is Transforming Health and Social Care

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions report claims that in the UK the health care funding gap is set to reach £30 billion for 2020-2021, with the rise in chronic health conditions expected to cost £5 billion a year by 2018. “The global healthcare market faces the dual challenge of ageing population and chronic diseases,” [...]

Social Innovation in Healthcare

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

How Smarter Health Technology is Improving Quality of Care There’s no doubt that increasing costs, coupled with an ageing population, are putting unprecedented pressure on health care systems across the world. According to Frost & Sullivan’s Social Innovation in Healthcare report, the number of people aged 65 or older is projected to grow from an [...]

Canadian Healthcare System Must Brace for a Technological Revolution

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Imagine being examined for a possible health condition by a medically ‘trained’ robot and examined immediately afterwards by a physician. The physician disagrees with the robot’s diagnosis. Who or what do you believe? It’s just one fundamental doctor-patient dilemma envisaged in a new report from [...]