Improving Patient Partnerships Roundtable

A round-table podcast about Improving Patient Partnerships and avoiding pitfalls. With Jana Buhlmann, Mathieu Jackson, Nadia Hillier and Julie Drury, Inspired in part by Jennifer Johannesen‘s Cochrane Colloquium  and BC Support Unit keynotes. We explore the growing opportunities for meaningful patient paraticipation in the design and delivery of our healthcare…as well as the need to challenge institutional blind spots and …

CMA President Dr. Gigi Osler

Our discussion with Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Gigi Osler.  We cover a lot-including but not limited to expanding the scope of what we call healthcare, patients as partners in their care, the importance of Doctors considering politics, and voters demanding promises from politicians before the coming national Federal election.    

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- …

Peer-to-Peer & Online Communities

Exploring the value of peer-to-peer and online communities for patients, caregivers and healthcare advocates. A round-table discussion with Claire Snyman, Rachel Martens, Maggie Keresteci and Robin McGee. Show Notes: Story Library at Patient Revolution Storytelling and Medicine After Dr Google: peer-to-peer health care Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review Peer-to-peer Health Advice, Susannah …