Supply and Demand: How a Digital Front Door Helps Optimize Healthcare Resources

Tired woman sitting in ED waiting room

It’s a common refrain about healthcare in Canada: wait times for care are far too long.  Emergency departments (EDs) across the country are chronically overcrowded, often resulting in patients waiting hours to receive care. In some provinces, ED wait times are so long, patients are leaving the hospital before receiving treatment. The increasing burden on […]

The State of Lung Cancer in Canada: A Comprehensive Overview for Healthcare Professionals

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Lung cancer is among the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Canada, and a leading cause of cancer death. Understanding risk factors, obstacles, and emerging treatments can help you better support lung cancer patients in your practice. Lung Cancer in Canada Every day, an average of 82 Canadians are diagnosed with lung cancer. Several risk factors increase […]

How Healthcare Standardization Helps Improve Patient Safety

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Patient safety is a top priority for healthcare professionals and medical institutions worldwide. And though healthcare delivery is complex and multifaceted, standardization can play a crucial role in enhancing processes and improving patient safety. Standardization provides a framework for healthcare providers to follow, which can help minimize errors and variability in care and ensure every […]

How a Digital Front Door Can Help Seniors Age at Home Longer

A elderly man having a virtual appointment with a doctor.

People are living longer and, for the most part, healthier lives than in decades past. This is a great thing – seniors get to spend more quality time with their families, enjoying their retirement years in peace.  There is a problem, however, and over the past few years during the pandemic, it has become abundantly […]

Helping Healthcare Professionals Keep Up with the Pace of Medical Knowledge

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Medical breakthroughs and life-changing advancements happen all the time – and while this is paramount to enhancing our understanding of diseases, improving treatment best practices, and ultimately health outcomes, it poses one problem: it’s becoming virtually impossible for healthcare professionals to keep up.  It’s estimated that medical knowledge now doubles every 73 days – compare […]

5 Ways a Digital Front Door Improves Healthcare

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Healthcare systems across Canada – and around the world – are in crisis. Lack of funding, hospital closures, chronic healthcare worker shortages, and clinician burnout are contributing to perpetually overcrowded emergency departments, excessive wait times, and systemic barriers to care. Change is needed now to ease pressure and ensure Canadians can continue to access the […]

Aging Populations: Addressing the Silver Tsunami with a Modern Healthcare Approach

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It’s no secret that people are living longer. This is a great thing. The problem however is that as populations age, they have a higher need for healthcare that is accessible and affordable. According to the Canadian Medical Association, Canada’s senior population will swell from 16.9 percent of the entire population to around 21 percent […]

Improving Access to Healthcare: A System-Wide Approach

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Canada’s healthcare system – like many others around the world – has been stretched to the brink. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mass exodus of healthcare workers that continues to be an ongoing crisis, our healthcare system needs help. One of the issues that crops up among this crisis is access […]

Easing Clinician Burnout: A System-Wide Approach with Digital Front Door Solutions

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Healthcare systems in Canada and around the world are struggling. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-lasting impact of overwhelmed and systemically overburdened healthcare systems has only gotten worse.  One of the most significant impacts of this pandemic has been on healthcare workers. Clinicians are burnt out and, according to the Registered Nurses’ […]

Establishing a ‘Just Culture’ in Your Pharmacy

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Medication incidents and near-miss events occur in pharmacies every day – and though they may never be completely avoidable, there are steps pharmacies can take to limit risk. For most pharmacies, this starts with consistent reporting of incidents and near-miss events. Without reporting, it’s impossible to identify the process gaps that are contributing to errors […]