PrescribeIT: Digital Prescriptions

Seema Nayani, practicing pharmacist & Pharmacist Leader at Canada Health Infoway working on PrescribeIT digital prescription service describes the goals, priorities & values behind PrescribeIT, a digital prescription system in Canada.

Aidan Scott: Build Digital Health for Everyone

Aidan Scott wants to make mental health and digital health more understood and accessible. We discuss the possibilities of digital health in overcoming limitations of our healthcare system, and the need for transparency, inclusivity and regulations to guide the future of care.

Julie Drury: Caregiver & Patient Advocate

Julie Drury (Twitter) is a caregiver, patient advocate, bereaved mom, inaugural chair of the Ontario Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, a speaker & a runner. Julie occupies a unique intersection of patient and policymaking & shared her insights with us at the beginning of Digital Health Week 2018 (Nov 12, 2018).

Alika Lafontaine: Systems Change, Indigenous Health & ‘SDOH’

Alika Lafontaine is a social-media savvy physician and healthcare advocate interested in systems change, and the social determinants of health. Web: AlikaMD  | Twitter @AlikaMD “With the advances in technology and the way we transfer knowledge…it’s now achievable to create change in systems (and) mindsets…Patients, especially Indigenous patients, are feeling more and more that they have a voice, and that …

Jane Thornton: Prescribing Physical Fitness

Jane Thornton (Twitter) is an MD, Olympian & World Champion in Rowing. She is also founder of @MyActivIngrednt and an advocate for physical fitness and activity as a pillar of health and healthcare. Physical inactivity has been identified as a global pandemic: the fourth leading risk factor for death, worldwide. Is it time to start prescribing physical fitness? Show notes: Running man: …

Sir Michael Marmot: Social Determinants of Health

Sir Michael Marmot, past President, British Medical Association, Chair of the World Health Organization’s commission on the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) joins us to discuss his seminal research. Released on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UK’s National Health Service. We discuss the changing roles and targets of governments in creating better health, not simply care, and …

Dave deBronkart: Patients as Partners

Kidney cancer survivor, health policy advisor and patient engagement advocate Dave deBronkart discusses responsive design as metaphor for co-designed patient care, digital health, patient empowerment & reducing medical error, while keeping healthcare healthy by embracing patients as partners.

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. …

Christine Chambers: Research Doesn’t Have to Hurt

Dr. Christine Chambers is a Canada Research Chair, Professor of Pediatrics & Psychology…and mom. She’s passionate about helping children, engaging patients in research via social media & proving to people #itdoesnthavetohurt (web). We talk about meaningful inclusion of patients & all stakeholders in healthcare research, and much more. Find Dr. Chambers on Twitter or learn more about her.