I would like to commend the authors for their thorough and critical approach to disseminating the numerous facets of e-health implementation .
More directly, as e-culture is no longer where novices flourish or one for those at the far reaches of innovation, despite objections but respectful of legitimate dissent, leadership needs to embrace this new frontier with the objectives to engage the provider, assure the client, and facilitate growth for all parties involved. Moreover, as ground breaking organizations like Kaiser Permanente have shown, when e-health systems are brought in for their treatment effect as opposed to being a selection method all parties experience a growth in the knowledge and understanding of the contributing factors related to health and wellness.
Granted, challenges will come about and questions will need to be sorted. For example, ethical, governance, codes of conduct for professional bodies and legal parameters to statistical information. However standing on the outside continuing to raise doubt and rhetorical inquiry, while noble in its academic practice, is not the reality for a country like Canada or those who move forward.
To put into context, we may all know long ago and far away hunter gathers worked together to provide security, care and safety for its tribe. Additionally, looking into such history we also know we cannot forgo the future for fear of trying. However what we should not forget is communication would have been the key to success of any group, and as the country to have the first domestic telecommunications satellite, we Canadians should know better than most that enhancing communication abilities improves the lives of those around us.