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Solving physician recruitment with new technologies
Solving physician recruitment with new technologies
Physician staffing in hospitals has seen minimal change in past decades, despite the insurgence of innovations in other areas of health care. While staffing may not seem like the prime candidate for innovation, the ability to create an integrated,…

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Creating a healthier workforce to reduce absenteeism
Creating a healthier workforce to reduce absenteeism
Workplaces thrive on employees who are physically and mentally at their best. But how can employers help make this a reality? Despite increasing medical coverage, preventable illnesses still cause high rates of absenteeism. Employees took an average of…

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68% of Canadians skip seeing a doctor due to long wait times, timeliness and other barriers
68% of Canadians skip seeing a doctor due to long wait times, timeliness and other barriers
Think about the last time you visited the doctor’s office, let’s say, for a really bad case of the flu. You most likely called your family doctor’s office to book an appointment or visited a walk-in clinic, but how long…

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TKS shapes youth into the leaders of tomorrow
TKS shapes youth into the leaders of tomorrow
Looking forward: teenagers today, leaders tomorrow Brothers  Navid and Nadeem Nathoo founded The Knowledge Society (TKS) to help young students become leaders in their industries. TKS is a North American innovation program for teenagers between the ages of 13…

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2017: Telemedicine in the US and beyond
2017: Telemedicine in the US and beyond
Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed the renewed excitement about the potential of telemedicine to transform healthcare. With smartphone proliferation, faster internet speeds, favourable insurance schemes, and a variety of sensors and devices to augment the clinical applicability, telemedicine…

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Solving the riddle: how telehealth can make Canada a leader in timely healthcare
Solving the riddle: how telehealth can make Canada a leader in timely healthcare
We believe the solution to improving access to care lies in our ability to innovate. We need to embrace emerging technologies and telehealth to make better use of the physicians that already serve our communities. Telehealth (aka telemedicine, e-health) is the…

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Telehealth in Canada: why we decided to launch Canada’s first 24/7 virtual doctor’s office
Telehealth in Canada: why we decided to launch Canada’s first 24/7 virtual doctor’s office
Why does it have to be so hard? You can pull up an app for a taxi or food delivery. You can access almost every service imaginable online, to make life a little easier. But healthcare? Despite tremendous technological advances,…

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