Governance: Is Ontario Ready for an EHR?

Imagine building a house without wiring it for electricity. Despite good intentions, millions of dollars, years of effort and, probably matching the historical norm of any visionary undertaking, a scandal or two, Ontario does not yet have an electronic health record (“EHR”). Despite some success with building networks and applications to support an EHR, the […]

Occupational Privacy

Another bit of privacy got chipped away last month. In a place you might not normally look and wrapped in the flag of workplace safety. The implications are troubling.

Musings on Canada Health Infoway, PR and “Dave”

Michael Martineau and I are having a difference of opinion over Canada Health Infoway’s proposed PR campaign. Michael, who I know and respect very much, recently posted on his blog, eHealth Musings, about his attendance at the 10th annual eHealth Summit and a presentation by Kirk Ferguson of Canada Health Infoway (“Infoway” or “CHI”). While this […]

Two-Tier Healthcare; Two-Tier Privacy

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Rich Boy”, 1926 In healthcare, they have more privacy.