It all starts with a diagnosis. You have a fractured arm, ear infection, type 2 diabetes… Often what comes next is the script from your prescriber to treat the diagnosis; a pain killer, antibiotic, metformin… The medication has been proven to work.[Read More]
Dear Minister, Last weekend we celebrated Canada’s birthday! As we enter our 150th year as a nation, 36 Million citizens strong, let’s look forward. ‘Innovation’ is a frequently heard buzz word at the federal policy level these days and that has all sorts of people optimistically looking to our nations leaders to help us position our economy for growth.
As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, you announced recently summer-long consultations to develop an Innovation Agenda that includes support for business innovation, research and tax measures that encourage growth. This is an exciting and important announcement especially for regions like Atlantic Canada that struggle to build economic diversity.[Read More]
Government is not known for being innovative or customer service oriented. Maybe this is why the concepts of Health Innovation and Patient-Centred care seem intangible. Since government manages most of our health services, achieving patient-centred care becomes, by default, the job of government and/or the public servants who work for governme[Read More]