Innovation Blogs

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There is an opioid crisis in Canada.  Opioids are widely prescribed to help patients manage chronic pain.  In 2015 it was reported that opioid pain relievers are used by 14.9% of the Canadian population.

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October 15/16
Patti Ryan, CEO & Co-Founder of Health QR

Everyone’s got data how do we break down the walls to improve health?

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July 08/16
Patti Ryan

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.

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April 27/16
Patti Ryan

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

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