Despite massive investments, Canada’s health-care system has not reaped the benefits of digital technology like banking and retail sectors have.
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.
If you’re strangled by health care costs, are you really ‘free’?
In the wake of the New Deal, the business community realized that appealing to widely shared American values could get the public to oppose measures that curbed corporate power.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital uses evidence-based design to provide outside spaces with views that Indigenous people tell us they value.
Many Indigenous people tell us they find hospitals stressful, uncomfortable and alienating. Here's how good design can help.
Many Deaf people worldwide face inequalities when it comes to accessing health services and information. Our study of Deaf people in Wales shows what improvements still need to be made.
Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Atlanta on Nov. 20.
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Learn more about the economic issues that were debated by the Democratic presidential candidates in Atlanta on Nov. 20.
Media and others prepare the stage for the Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta.
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Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt companies' bottom lines?
Queensland Health’s current electronic medical records system is what you could call a “monolithic” system, meaning it’s an all-in-one system designed by one company. Such systems may not be the best option for the health sector’s future.
Past upgrades to the state's medical record system have cost tremendous amounts of money, and on at least one occasion, forced clinicians to revert to paper-based methods.
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau speaks about health care in Hamilton, Ont. in September 2019.
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Canada has lots of doctors. The challenge is that the people who need health-care services cannot access the right care.
Pharmacists receive no financial incentive to counsel patients about how to take their medicines. That needs to change.
Pharmacies are paid a set amount to dispense most medicines, so the more they dispense, the greater their income. But there's a better way to pay pharmacists and improve health care at the same time.
Several Democrats running for president in 2020 support some version of Medicare for all.
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There's a very simple way to give Medicare to all: delete six words from the legislation that created the program in 1965.
Supermarket pharmacies have been around in the US, UK and mainland Europe for years. But will Australia follow?
If Australia follows international trends and allows supermarkets to open pharmacies, what are the effects on neighbouring pharmacies? And when does running a business mean health care suffers?
The Democratic candidates discussed health care a lot – but not healthy food.
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The Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020 debated a host of critical issues but never brought up the equally important challenge of Americans' food security.
Prevention of chronic disease can reduce the vast financial, social and environmental costs of many health-care interventions.
A triple-bottom-line approach can be used to evaluate health-care interventions, such as treatment for schizophrenia.
The use of Big Data (large, aggregated datasets) to inform the provision of health care leaves out context and details.
Health-care providers are increasingly relying on large data sets to deliver services. However, Small Data approaches provide nuance and context, and in some instances can be more beneficial.
Legislation that expands the types of services offered by pharmacies may also benefit their profits.
Expanding the services offered by pharmacies can have positive effects on health outcomes — and profits.
Understanding the human microbiome will lead to breakthroughs in health care, including treatments for ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome.
The microbiome is one of the largest organs in the body. Understanding its constituents and their functions will lead to breakthroughs in health care and well-being practices.
Dr. Paul Davis shows President Trump a surprise $17,000 medical bill his daughter received, while Trump spoke to reporters about surprise medical bills at the White House on May 9, 2019.
President Trump has been backing transparency in hospital pricing so that consumers can compare prices. But will that help when the real deals are done in secret?
Australia is a multicultural society, and our health services need to be designed accordingly.
By working together with culturally and linguistically diverse groups, health services can position themselves to deliver culturally responsive care to our multicultural population.
Researchers are testing an equity-based model in emergency departments, mental health agencies and hospital units.
When care is equity-oriented, patients report fewer depression and trauma symptoms, less chronic pain and improved quality of life.