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

Stressed looking female doctor looking at computer.

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

Woman having a virtual appointment with her doctor on the phone.

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

Two senior adults looking at computer

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

Doctor and patient in two phones

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

Overwhelmed looking doctor sitting in hallway

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

Two female pharmacists at work.

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 […]

Tough to Swallow: Understanding Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dysphagia or swallowing difficulties can make it challenging to ingest food or beverages. Dysphagia can occur due to health conditions, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, mouth or throat cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Inflammatory conditions like eosinophilic esophagitis can also cause it. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic immune disorder that causes inflammation in the […]

B12 Deficiency in Patients: Common Symptoms and Treatments

Female patient in doctor office getting blood pressure checked.

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that your body needs for processes like DNA synthesis, energy production, and central nervous system function. Although the vitamin is found in many foods, B12 insufficiency and deficiency are relatively common. How prevalent is B12 deficiency? Vitamin B12 deficiency is a relatively prevalent condition — research suggests it affects […]

Physician Mental Illness and Depression Prevention

Female doctor having conversation with therapist

Depression is a common disorder, and physicians and healthcare workers are especially at risk. A recent CMA National Physician Health Survey found that 48 percent of physicians are positive for depression, while 36 percent have thought about suicide at some point. Of those, 14 percent thought about it in the last 12 months. Like patients, physicians struggle with […]