The Price Family: Greg’s Wings

A discussion with Alberta patient advocate Teri Price: When her brother Greg lost his fight with cancer, this compassionate & dedicated family created HealthArrows to honor his memory and advocate for other patients. (Twitter: @Gregswings). More about Alberta patient advocacy: More about Greg’s journey:

Robin McGee-Patient, Advocate, Author

A discussion with Robin McGee: Nova Scotia cancer survivor, advocate, psychologist & author (The Cancer Olympics). Robin shares her story of medical error & the importance of patients advocating for their care, in partnership with their care providers. (Twitter: @TCORobin).

Ontario’s Dr’s, Corps & Tax

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposed tax changes, a primer on physicians running corporations & an interview with Ontario Medical Association President (Twitter: @shawn_watley). Links discussed in the episode: Fed Crackdown Will Nail Ontario Doctors and Cut Care, Medical Association Warns Will Bill Morneau’s Crackdown on Tax Avoidance Work? Some Doctors Have Tax Complaint But They’re Off Base Finance Minister Bill …

Isobel Jordan & Donald Lepp

Isobel Jordan (Twitter: @seastarbatita) & Donald Lepp (Twitter @DonaldLepp) share their journey as caregivers for their families. A fascinating glimpse into healthcare in Canada, full of insight for all who depend on Healthcare-now or in the future.

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.

Your Co-op Needs You!

Hello, Members! Thank you for joining us in our journey to help create a strong patient voice and improve the healthcare system we all depend on. Patient Critical Co-op is all about you, and all for…you! We want to hear more about what you think, and how you would like to be involved. We created a Co-op because all other …

YOU Power the Megaphone

Join us and vote this Friday, Nov. 24 @2:30pm Eastern I live with long-term disability. People in my life struggle with illness and chronic conditions. I’m not unusual: everyone knows someone who’s struggling. It’s hard to watch people suffer, isn’t it? It feels even worse when we feel powerless to help. When your loved one’s health changes it can be hard …

Liz Salmi, Selina Brudnicki, #OpenNotes

Patient Advocate Liz Salmi (, Twitter, Facebook) & University Health Network’s Selina Brudnicki (myUHN, Selina on Twitter) discuss the #OpenNotes (twitter, web) movement promoting patient ownership & access to their health data.