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Paramedics walk gurneys back to a multi-patient transport bus at Kingston General Hospital on April 30 after dropping off COVID-19 patients from the Toronto area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Why Ontario had to transfer thousands of Toronto COVID-19 patients to other cities’ hospitals

The need to transfer 2,500 COVID-19 patients around Ontario, and bring in extra doctors from other provinces, exposes two fallacies about Canada’s health-care system.
Despite massive investments, Canada’s health-care system has not reaped the benefits of digital technology like banking and retail sectors have. (Shutterstock)

Good governance is the missing prescription for better digital health care

The digitization of health care in Canada has been a bumpy ride — due to lack of focus on governance, and lack of emphasis on interoperability, transparency and accountability.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has passed a new policy with no requirement that doctors accept after-hours messages. (Shutterstock)

Seeing a family doctor just got even harder in Ontario

Hospital overcrowding in Ontario is at an all-time high. And the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario just passed a policy that will make it worse.

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