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Discover our insights into how technology is contributing to reshape the digital healthcare ecosystem.

White paper: Rethinking primary care delivery in the digital age

Primary care physicians and clinic managers are increasingly looking to technology to become more efficient and patient-focused.

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3 ways virtual care gives employers a competitive advantage

July 23, 2019

Virtual care uses mobile and web technology to connect patients and healthcare practitioners, on-demand, 24/7.

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Mindfulness, virtual therapy among the proven supports for mental health

July 2, 2019

Employers in Canada have begun to take encouraging steps to support mental health in the workplace—and will see the greatest gains with a strategy in place that addresses all stages of the mental health continuum.

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From EMRs to AI: How technology has transformed healthcare since 1950

June 19, 2019

From immunization to the Internet of Things, advances in medical technology, science, and research mean that we can now largely manage once-common diseases, streamline and enable access to healthcare, and transform outcomes for patients.

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Tips to transition to a new EMR: what to consider when switching

June 3, 2019

The ELNA medical clinic in Saint-Mathieu-de-Belœil took the plunge and changed from one EMR system to another.

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Healthy at Home: Patient stories about Home Health Monitoring

May 27, 2019

Home Health Monitoring programs have shown better health outcomes and lower health system costs. But the real news is how HHM is changing patients’ lives and transforming attitudes about healthcare.

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Building bridges in Canadian healthcare between doctors and patients

April 10, 2019

As the debate around the creation of a national EMR system continues, there appears to be a lack of consensus among industry stakeholders.

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Building a highway to wellness with virtual care

December 20, 2018

Close to 24 million Canadians rely heavily on their employer’s healthcare benefit plans to complement their and their family’s healthcare needs. In the face of higher demand and ensuing costs, what can insurers and employers do?

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How new physicians use technology to shape care

November 26, 2018

Today, young doctors not only expect technological solutions, they lead adoption to reshape the way care is delivered.

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Someone to watch over me

November 14, 2018

In rural and remote B.C. communities—many with high rates of chronic disease—paramedics are helping prevent emergencies before they happen.

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Technology is key in keeping Canadian seniors healthy at home

November 13, 2018

Discover the Connected Senior Home of the Future and see how it lets Canada’s aging population live safely and comfortably at home for as long as possible.

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How technology is helping to improve patient experiences

September 25, 2018

The University of Alberta Family Medicine team uses automated appointment reminders to effectively reduce patient no-show rates by 60%.

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A digital pulse on teen mental health

August 17, 2018

Could digital solutions help more youth with low intensity mental illness get the help they need in primary care, diverting them from scarce tertiary care resources? 

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5 reasons Agile makes better health technology

August 16, 2018

What does the Agile approach to software development have to do with better health? For starters, Agile builds in user engagement from day one. Turns out that’s just what the doctor ordered.

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Supporting the journey toward better health outcomes

August 3, 2018

Supporting the journey toward better health outcomes for employers and employees in Canada.

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Dashboards: unlocking data’s full potential to elevate Canada’s health care system

July 11, 2018

In a physician’s busy schedule, every minute counts. Adding a dashboard to EMRs allows physicians to monitor trends and proactively take action.

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The 5 essentials of health technology adoption

April 25, 2018

Ultimately it’s people who make or break technology: by embracing it – or giving it the cold shoulder. How do you make sure your health technology is adopted and delivers on its long-term promise?

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Long-term health gets a boost from home health monitoring

April 25, 2018

Home health monitoring (HHM) programs keep patients healthier. But new program evaluation results show that HHM also makes a very big impact on health well beyond the duration of the program.

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Patient portals and PHRs: What’s the difference?

April 25, 2018

You know that they both help engage patients and improve health. But do you really know what separates a patient portal from a personal health record (PHR)? Learn from the experts.

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Why three TELUS doctors also spent time programming code

January 17, 2018

After years of sorting through paper charts, three physicians in different communities across the country all had the same thought: there had to be a better way to store and access patient information.

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How digital health technology is helping families stay together

November 30, 2017

Blogger Christine McNaughton shares how innovations in health care are allowing her aging parents to stay happy and healthy in their remote Ontario community.

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Taking care home

November 15, 2017

Health monitoring at home empowers patients and cuts costs

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3 ways technology is helping us manage our prescriptions

July 24, 2017

Technology is everywhere and has changed how we communicate, work, learn and relax. It is also changing the way we manage our health. Here are 3 ways technology is helping us manage our prescriptions

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Strong foundations: tackling healthcare’s failure to communicate

June 28, 2017

Secure and convenient electronic communication among a patient’s care team – primary care providers, specialists, pharmacists and patients themselves – is core to redefining Canada’s health ecosystem.

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Making the case for engaged patients

May 24, 2017

Care models have always centred on the provider. But newer solutions are putting patient needs first, and it’s no surprise they’re bringing major benefits.

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