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How to Teach Genomics in Post-Secondary Education in the Next Decade

June 20th, 2019

The art and science of genomics is rapidly evolving to meet societal needs. To ensure appropriate translation of the newly discovered knowledge in genomics so that everyone in society can understand and potentially benefit, we have to teach genomics in an innovative and fun way in the school system, beginning in the junior years and […]

Dr. Roger Wong - Executive Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Dr. Roger Wong is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Medicine and is a Consultant Physician of the Geriatric Consultation Program at the Vancouver General Hospital. He is the Executive Associate Dean (Education) in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wong received his […]

Canadian Healthcare System Readiness for Patient-Centred Care

June 23rd, 2016

I have been blessed in my life to have engaged and collaborated with many providers of care both in Canada, and around the world, and I have yet to meet anyone who does not care deeply about their patients and the state of their health.  The BC Ministry of Health  says the following: “Patient-centred care […]

Tara Mahoney - Healthcare Practice Leader, Senior Director, Avaya

Tara is Avaya’s Practice Leader and Sr. Director for Healthcare. Tara has experience consulting with health systems globally, developing best practices and use cases leveraging communications technologies such as mobile care team coordination tools, video consultation, multimedia contact centre solutions to improve healthcare workflow, patient outcome and provider communications. She gets her energy from working […]

Expert’s Corner: Healthcare Q&A with John Matheson

May 31st, 2016

What is your prediction for healthcare technology in 2016? Technology will continue to make a sizeable impact on two broad fronts.  Firstly, most health organisations are still in the process of removing their dependency on paper records and joining silos of information. Organisations will continue to invest heavily in technology that will enable them to […]

John Matheson - Director of Health Finance, eHealth and Analytics, Scottish Government

John Matheson was Director of Finance, eHealth and Analytics within the Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorates (SGHD) (£13bn budget) from July 2008 until his retiral in January 2016. Prior to that he was Director of Finance within NHS Lothian for 20 years. He was awarded the prestigious title of Finance Director of the […]