Contrary to what many commentators have been claiming for years, the failings of the health system are not due to “chronic underfunding.”
On average, health spending corresponds to 37% of provinces’ 2022 budgets, and is increasing rapidly according to a Deloitte report commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association and released today.
Yesterday morning Ontario announced a plan to provide additional stability to their health care system which is under severe strain, a situation that has been dubbed a crisis.
While hospital closures and staffing crises are alarming, they are not new, and they are not entirely COVID-related.
If universal dental coverage for low-income children under 12 isn’t implemented by the end of the year, the NDP-Liberal Supply and Confidence Agreement is dead in the water according to the leader of the NDP.
Montreal, July 15, 2022 – The British Columbia Court of Appeal issued a decision earlier today in the case pitting the Cambie Surgeries Corporation against the provincial government. Like the Chaoulli decision in Quebec, this case essentially turns on the freedom of choice of patients who want to be treated rapidly by health care entrepreneurs.
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.