Ms.Understood: Heart & Stroke 2018 Heart Report

February 5th, 2018

Women’s hearts are victims of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them. The 2018 Heart Report reveals how we got here and why it’s urgent that we smash this glass ceiling. Click here to download the full PDF

Living with Cancer A Report on the Patient Experience

January 29th, 2018

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has released Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience. This groundbreaking report reflects the voices of over 30,000 Canadians and is the country’s largest accumulation of patient data on the experiences of people living with, and beyond, a cancer diagnosis. The report shows that while their cancer may be [...]

Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers

January 25th, 2018

 by Colin Busby, Ramya Muthukumaran and Aaron Jacobs In international performance surveys, Canada’s healthcare system fares poorly compared to peer countries. Since provinces are responsible for delivering most health services, they also bear the responsibility for the poor performance. Although some provinces’ performance is buoying up Canada’s national results, none of the provincial healthcare systems [...]

Connecting for Digital Health

January 18th, 2018

The Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) 2017 Partnership Conference was a resounding success, hosting a record number of 339 attendees who came together in Calgary, Alberta from November 14-15 to network, share experiences and Connect for Digital Health. We chose Connecting for Digital Health as the conference theme because Infoway and its partners are now focusing [...]

2018 Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute

December 19th, 2017

The 2018 Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute will be held May 22-25, 2018. For more information please Download the 2018 Brochure!. Register Online Register by Fax or Mail You can also call us at 416 426-7229, or email us!

Understanding the Gap. A Pan-Canadian Analysis of Prescription Drug Insurance Coverage

December 8th, 2017

From the Conference Board of Canada At a Glance Currently, the proportion of uninsured Canadians in Canada is 5.2 per cent. The bulk of this population without access to prescription drug coverage lives in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. As of January 1, 2018, with the introduction of OHIP+ in Ontario, this number will drop [...]

How Digital Technology is Transforming Health and Social Care

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

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

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 [...]

Measuring Up 2017

October 20th, 2017

Measuring Up 2017 is Health Quality Ontario’s yearly report on the performance of Ontario’s health system.  The report is based on the Common Quality Agenda, a set of 50 health system indicators, and includes stories of Ontarians’ experiences with the health care system.  This year’s Measuring Up marks the 11th year of Health Quality Ontario reporting on the performance [...]