February 6, 2018

Overcoming Major Obstacles to Diabetes Care on First Nations

Diabetes rates have exploded in recent years. And unfortunately, some groups are at higher risk than others. According to a recent study, about 8 in 10 First Nations young adults will develop diabetes in their remaining lifetime. The study also found that rural First Nations people had a higher lifetime risk that those who lived in urban environments. For many
October 5, 2017

4 Reasons To Attend the HealthAchieve Trade Show

HealthAchieve 2017 will be kicking off in Toronto on November 6th. If you’re a health care leader, you may be heading to the conference. An impressive roster of keynote speakers and the chance to network with other decision-makers in your sector are reason enough to attend. That said, we think you should check out the trade show, too. Because being
July 13, 2017

Getting Care Teams on Board with Communication Technology

If you’re involved in coordinating the care of complex patients, you know the value of communication. It’s something we talk about a lot on this blog, and for good reason. Today, technology makes communication easier than ever before. The click of a key or the tap of a screen can connect two people across the globe. Videoconferencing makes it possible
November 2, 2016

How Technology Can Prevent Canada’s Looming Health Care Crisis

We’ve heard it many times before. Canada is headed for a health care crisis. Our system isn’t sustainable. Our aging population will bankrupt us. These ideas can make for compelling news stories, but they are perhaps a tad dramatic. Health care leaders and practitioners know that the factors impacting expenditures in the sector are complex. Distilling them into soundbites does
October 14, 2016

Scaling Home Care Services With Telemedicine

Do you wish you could serve more clients? Home care has never been more in demand. As a result, most organizations that provide and connect patients to at-home services are looking to scale. Telemedicine can help. While there are a lot of factors involved in growing an organization, communication is key. In order to assess and treat more people, home
June 9, 2016

Home Care Technology: A New frontier in Health Care

In Ontario and across Canada, health care is changing. Policymakers are recognizing the benefits of expanding in-home medical services – especially for aging patients. These benefits go far beyond government savings to include a higher quality of life for those receiving care. Home care providers – from agency managers and directors to nurses, therapists, and personal support workers – have