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Generational Cohesion in the Mobile Health World

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The future of mobile health, for advancement, development, and implementation reasons, can easily be argued to be in the hands of the millennial generation.  Young, aspiring minds are consistently pushing for new challenges, new aspirations, and new opportunities in the health field. With more and more students investing their careers within different spheres within the medical field, the future and potential for mobile health is bright.  As the responsibility of moving forward is tied to such valuable technology, comes the […]

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Opportunities & Threats – The Global Mobile Health Market

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The environment for the global mobile health (mHealth) market seems to have never been better.  During the forecasted period of 2018 – 2023, there is an expected growth of more than 28.7%, according to the Orbis Research report, Global Mobile Health. Investing in a smarter and more effective medical platform for communication and information sharing is taking health care deep into the future.  In the digital world that we live in today, the process towards consistent mobility is a necessity […]

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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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Comparing Canadian and French Healthcare

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Canada and France have a long lasting friendly partnership that has seen both parties achieve strong economic and medical success throughout their history. Both Canada and France share many qualities, in their language, immigration, and academia of course, and both are present within the current G-7 as members of the world’s strongest countries economically. Their respective healthcare systems, on the other hand, are different in structure, but thematically do have similarities. Through this article, we’ll analyze the internal elements of both the […]

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Ensuring Safety and Avoiding Threats to Medical Information

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In 2015, more than 750 data breaches occurred. In this, the top seven of which opened over 193 million personal records to fraud and identity theft.  Moreover, the top three breaches of data security were from the health care industry. In evidence, healthcare is important and keeping information on patient secure and confidential from the external world is quite vital to continuing the care process effectively. In June 2016 alone, more than 11 million health care records were exposed because of cyber-attacks. […]

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On the Rise: Emergency Department Waiting Times

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In terms of Canadian statistics, seeing most things on an increase, generally and from a nationalistic standpoint, is quite positive. Whether its GDP, or commercial revenue, seeing growth in Canadian numbers is important. Well, at least for the vast majority of the time. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the amount of time most Canadians spend waiting in emergency departments to be admitted to hospital is on the ever most unfortunate rise. Furthermore, the emergency department (ED) length of stay […]

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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, […]

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The 4 Healthcare Realities of 2018

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Advancement, tied to progress, is an unstoppable force. Particularly in the health care world, constant changes and technological redefining is consistently taking place. As we carve deeper into the year 2018, it becomes progressively more and more evident about the state of the health market and environment today. Things are moving quite quickly. Well, excluding waiting times in hospitals of course. That’s still an unfortunate presence overall. However, from a financial standpoint, the Canadian expenditure for healthcare almost doubled from the 15 year period separating […]