A Caregiver, Patient and Doctor reflect on COVID-today

It is important we -as a society- communicate, with empathy and acceptance. Especially in this time of isolation and pandemic. The following is a reflection of what a Caregiver, Patient and Doctor think, see and feel about COVID and society today. If these words strike a chord with you, please reach out and tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Email. …

Want Better Healthcare? Vote for it!

Patient Critical Co-op’s Managing Director, PJ Mierau, is a patient representative to the National Health Leaders Conference planning committees for Toronto 2019 and Edmonton 2020. Health must be heard on the hustings this fall On June 10th and 11th, 2019, over 800 healthcare leaders, professionals, administrators, care providers and patients took part in the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC), sponsored …

Ask Your MPP: FHIR & Interoperability

If you feel we need regulations governing how our Personal Health Records are created, maintained and shared -but don’t know how to help- here’s a letter calling for FHIR interoperability standards. Please read it over and if you agree, share in your caregiver and advocacy circles, and print and send it on to your MPP. Download PDF of Letter | Lookup …

2019 Members Update

As you know, Co-op members gather online every November to vote on Co-op business: our rules, priorities, directors, even our by-laws and governing structure are completely in the hands of you, the members.   For the second year in a row, I thought it fitting to offer a May Update as a sort of general, half-yearly report between those Annual …

Some Fun: A Healthy Selfies Video!

Patient Critical Co-op is only a focus for its members and their priorities…we believe it’s important to give a face to YOU, your community, and the issues you care about–from one side of Canada to the other! We’re making a video to introduce our community of patients and caregivers -who choose everything we do with your voice and your vote- …

May 2018 Members Update

Hello, members! My name is PJ Mierau. It is my pleasure to serve as Patient Critical Co-op’s Managing Director. As we head into May, I want to give you an update of what we’ve accomplished in our first nine months, and give a sense of future plans. First and foremost, thank you very much for your membership, participation and support. …

Rachel Martens: Advocacy & Social Media

Rachel Martens is a mother, parent engagement facilitator, patient research advocate & social media pioneer in Calgary, Alberta. We discuss how social media helped her learn to care for her son’s rare disease, and later became her voice to advocate for others. Coffee And Research (blog) Finding Community: Social Media for Families of Children with Disabilities (webinar) Raeofsunshine79 (twitter)

Tim Blake: Engaged Patients & Digital Health

Australian Tim Blake is an engaged patient, former CIO for Tasmanian Department of Health & Human Services & founder of Semantic Consulting. Tim believes Engaged Patients are critical to the Digital Transformation in Healthcare. Read Tim’s thoughts on What Exactly Is Digital Health? Twitter: @timblake1978.

Zayna Khayat on Digital Healthcare

Digital Healthcare, from Healthcare Innovation Strategist Zayna Khayat’s Point of View. Zayna discuss Digital Health from innovation and business perspectives, having worked with Mars Innovation Hub, University of Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Healthcare & the Rotman School of Business in Canada, as well as REShape at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Twitter: @ZaynaKhayat.