What Problem Do We Believe Private Health Insurance is Going to Fix?

April 17, 2014 10:00 am

By Mark Stabile Canada is about to face its second court challenge over restrictions on private health insurance when Dr. Brian Day’s case appears before the courts in September 2014.  It is true that there are examples of jurisdictions that value universal health insurance coverage and also allow private insurance […]

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Better Health Together – How Technology is Transforming Health Care

April 14, 2014 1:58 pm

The digital revolution has hit the health-care system. Thanks to federal investments in digital health through Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and every province and territory, Canadians are benefitting from billions of dollars in health system efficiencies and improved patient experiences. Investments in innovation have led to the use of electronic […]

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The Digital Health Highway

April 10, 2014 10:00 am

Q How can technology help me manage my health and wellness? Most Canadians want access to digital health tools and capabilities for themselves and for their health care team, because they recognize that technology can help manage their health and wellness together. Clinicians are increasingly taking advantage of these tools […]

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Why We Should Support Organ and Tissue Donation

March 28, 2014 10:40 am

By: Emile Therien Proper end of life care should include making the option of organ and tissue donation available to families, at the proper time, and after the family has had time to absorb the unfortunate news and in the appropriate way by a trained, compassionate professional who is not involved […]

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Imagine If the Whole World Played…

March 20, 2014 2:44 pm
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By Damira Davletyarova At Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) everybody knows who is in charge of cheer and joy. Blue hair with a gawky ponytail on top, red nose, dressed in motley costume with big blunted boots, she is easily spotted in the hospital. Here comes Mollypenny -  a […]

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Accreditation Canada: Highlights from the 2012 Annual Report

February 4, 2014 9:21 am

In 2012, Accreditation Canada’s many collaborations with healthcare organizations included the development of a comprehensive report on medication reconciliation and efforts to improve patient and staff safety. Since 2005, Accreditation Canada has worked with many partner organizations and stakeholders on the Required Organizational Practice (ROP) for medication reconciliation, which requires […]

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Canada Health Infoway: Better Health Through Digital Technology

January 28, 2014 9:20 am

Better Health Together through new technology. That’s what it’s all about. An important trend in health care these days is patient-centred care and convenience. The idea is that in a world driven by technological innovation, patients should be able to securely access their full medical records online. Many in the […]

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David Dodge on Why Health Care Costs So Much

January 16, 2014 9:33 am

by Trudy Lieberman We know that the U.S. has the most expensive health care in the world. But beyond noting that dubious achievement, we seldom ask why. On my recent visit to Canada as a Fulbright scholar, I stopped by to pose that question to one of their leading health […]

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Ottawa Audiologist: Rodney Taylor

September 12, 2013 10:28 am
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                                For 20 years, Rodney Taylor, Doctor of Audiology and President of the Advanced Hearing Group of Clinics, has served hearing-impaired clients in the Capital. Taylor’s work at the Advanced Hearing Group of Clinics, his extensive […]

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Reforming Prescription Drugs: Creating A System That Works For All Canadians

July 30, 2013 10:10 am
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Nothing is more confusing and frustrating for Canadians than trying to understand why a particular drug will be covered for a person in one province but not for someone in another province. Equally frustrating is the fact that, even if they both are covered for a drug, the price they […]

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The Most Valuable Commodity in Health Care

July 11, 2013 3:24 pm
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In Oliver Stone’s 1987 film Wall Street, Gordon Gekko, the ruthless corporate raider played by Michael Douglas, explains that when picking stocks, “the most valuable commodity I know of is information.” This same mantra should apply when it comes to the serious business of making health care decisions — but […]

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The Unsung Hero of Public Health: A Canadian’s Success in the Global Fight Against Child Malnutrition

July 2, 2013 7:44 am
Mannar gives a child a dose of vitamin A during a Child Health Week event in Ethiopia. Two annual doses of vitamin A boost a child's immune system.

Photo credit: Micronutrient Initiative

M. G. Venkatesh Mannar is a leader in global health with 35 years of experience in pioneering effective international nutrition and development initiatives focused on the world´s most vulnerable citizens. As president of the Ottawa-based Micronutrient Initiative (MI), Mannar oversees the organization´s mission to develop, implement and monitor cost-effective and […]

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Dental Care a Gaping Hole in Our Health System

June 14, 2013 3:12 pm
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By Stephen Hwang Across Ontario, going to the dentist is financially out of reach for many people. This dilemma is well-known to physicians — many of us regularly care for patients who have terrible dental problems that we are powerless to address. We see people who have delayed seeking dental […]

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Health Care: Where Quality Matters Most

June 5, 2013 11:04 am

Those working in health care, from policy makers to those providing care, are committed to providing you and your loved ones with quality care and services. As new technologies for diagnosis and treatment emerge, as new drugs come onto the market, and as new techniques and ways to organize and […]

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The Winds of Change and Canada's Health Care System

April 9, 2013 11:53 am
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The 2011 Census of Canada revealed that continued immigration is changing the face of our country. Not only is Canadian society increasingly multicultural, we are becoming one of the fastest-growing populations in the G8. Wendy Nicklin is the President and CEO of Accreditation Canada, a not-for-profit organization that develops and […]

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Seniors’ Nutrition a Critical Issue in Canada: One-third of Canadian Seniors at Risk of Malnutrition

March 28, 2013 12:00 pm

 By Arlene Adamson Too many seniors are not able to afford enough healthy food – or enough food at all, we learned last week from a Statistics Canada study.  The data, gathered from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey, revealed that a full one third of our senior citizens are […]

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The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre

February 12, 2013 11:45 am

By Dr. Christine Davis, B.Sc., Naturopathic Doctor, Magna Health Centre, Aurora, Ontario Today, it is challenging to find someone whose life hasn’t been touched by the effects of cancer.  Cancer is immensely prevalent and it permeates all cultural and social divides. Attorneys such as the ones found at www.baronandbudd.com have been protecting cancer victims […]

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