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 …

Tim Blake’s on FHIR! Talking HIMSS & Digital Health

On the ground in the middle of the HIMSS2019 conference, Australian digital health strategy consultant Tim Blake (Twitter) talks with us about the momentum, capacity and potential for interoperability, value based care and innovation in the global healthcare industry.

Steve Morgan: National Pharmacare

“A Canadian (Drug) sticker price that comes down -at all- is a big threat south of the border (to the US’s) automobile dealership sales technique for drugs (&) the world’s most inflated, most ridiculous, if I can say, list prices of medicines.” Steve Morgan believes National Pharmacare would serve Canadians better than the current system. Today Canada’s drug coverage is …

Jesse Hirsh on Data Literacy

An eye-opening discussion Internet researcher, speaker & technology commentator Jesse Hirsh. We explore how profitable ‘free’ services like GMail & Facebook really are, why companies with strong regulations & privacy laws create stronger businesses and industries, how Google knows when you’ve had your coffee & much more.  

Alisa Simon: Kids Help Phone & Digital Health

A conversation with KidsHelpPhone Vice President Alisa Simon (Service Innovation & Chief Youth Officer) about the evolution of Kids Help Phone into apps, online services & text-messaging in order to achieve their goal: to help children and youth in crisis across Canada.