Quebec desperately needs to implement a modern and robust digital health ecosystem. Doing so will both maximize patient health today and encourage innovation for even better care tomorrow.
June 10, 2022 | 9 min. 05 sec. | The Elias Makos Show (CJAD-AM) Interview with Maria Lily Shaw, Economist at the […]
Le Québec a désespérément besoin de mettre en place un écosystème de santé numérique moderne et robuste. Cela favorisera la santé des patients d’aujourd’hui et encouragera l’innovation pour offrir de meilleurs soins demain.
It is hard to believe that in 2022, health data is still being communicated between institutions and departments via fax in Quebec. According to this MEI publication, Quebec’s current system does not allow for an efficient flow of information that would benefit patients, and existing electronic health records lack vital information physicians need to make a proper treatment plan.
To ensure Quebec’s health-care system functions properly and is accessible to all, the province’s government needs to consider how best to increase the number of physicians in the province, and fast.
The shortcomings of health care systems across Canada have been thrown into stark relief by the pandemic, with surgery backlogs making headlines again of late. A lack of physicians and the absence of competition between private and public providers is undermining access to care. This publication proposes several ways of improving access to health care, including expanding the role of independent providers and increasing the number of doctors in Quebec. For this to happen, however, the College of Physicians and the government will have to end their intimate connection that is harming Quebecers.
At the end of the day, we must avoid nationalizing dental care, and instead provide coverage for those who can’t afford it.
L’un des éléments du dernier budget fédéral ayant fait couler le plus d’encre est définitivement le nouveau programme visant l’élargissement de la couverture publique des soins dentaires.
Mardi dernier, le ministre de la Santé, Christian Dubé, nous présentait son plan de réforme du système de santé pour les prochaines années. Contrairement à la poutine habituelle, il a été notamment question de faire davantage de place au privé en santé.
This President’s Essay addresses the most contentious and pressing issue of our day: the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it. Now that the pandemic seems to be subsiding, and government-imposed restrictions as well, it is a good time to look back and take a calm and measured look at some of the key issues that were raised by it.