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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Global Health

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Global Health is serious business.  Taking major advancements in terms of technology to better strengthen our world is necessary in order to move forward towards a healthier and cleaner future.  Though many positives have happened in global health in recent years, there are negatives to underline as well.  Moreover, underlining these negatives are difficult to do, but are merely a step in the right direction, or one would hope surely.  In this article, we’ll be examining the strengths, weaknesses, and […]

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Mobile Health into the 2020’s – Continuous Growth in Canada

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Most medical professionals would agree that mobile health technology, or simply “mHealth”, has the strong potential to leave a lasting mark on patient care; not only from a medical perspective, but in terms of the business and technology world as well. Moreover, not only does mHealth have this potential, but it is exemplifying this potential in real-time in today’s day and age. With the ever constant rise of technology and the adoption of mobile devices emerging in Canada today, specifically smartphones […]

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Minimizing Error through Better Documentation

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In Canada, medical errors and hospital-acquired infections claim between a total of 30,000 and 60,000 lives annually.  This, naturally and understandably, leading to an outflow of anger, sadness, and heartbreak for Canadian families everywhere: an emotional distress for cases that could be quite mostly preventable according to doctors.  As it turns out, 138,000 (or one in every 18) patients admitted to a Canadian hospital in 2014-15 suffered some kind of harmful event that could potentially have been prevented, from getting […]

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Medical Technology Today – Building a Healthier Tomorrow

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“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow” –    Edward Teller, Theoretical Physicist (1908 – 2003) The role that technology plays in the world today is quite nearly impossible to overstate.  Technology touches every industry and is deeply engraved in our everyday lives. It could very well seem that almost everything around us in some way is or is somehow connected to an exemplification of technology. In this, out of all of the many core industries that technology plays a crucial role in, […]