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AlayaCare and TELUS Health Offer Perspective on What to Expect from the Digital Health Sector

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The potential for a new Federal Health Accord, which addresses the criteria required to protect and improve public health for Canadians has been a major focus of conversation in the healthcare industry for some time now. Our federal and provincial leaders are working together to determine national standards, including topics such as the Canada Health Transfer, and provincial partnerships.[1]

Homecare has long been discussed as the answer to the rising costs of healthcare in Canada, especially as the baby boomers continue to enter the senior demographic creating large demand and incredible strain on the healthcare industry.

The Federal government has committed to $3 billion in homecare funding over the next four years and negotiations for the new Accord include improved access to public home and community care.

While the discussions are promising, the industry lacks the tools and technology to enact meaningful and sustainable change. TELUS Health’s Joseph Mayer, Practice Lead, Home and Community Care, and Adrian Schauer, CEO, AlayaCare collaborated on part four of the TELUS Talks Health series titled Stepping Up: Enabling National Strategies for Homecare to offer perspective on what they believe government should expect from the digital health sector to support the delivery of more – and better – homecare services, and to advance collaboration on health innovation. The infographic below provides a summary of the article released on Tuesday, November 29th:

 

 

This piece looks at opportunities for Canada, and advocates that prevailing perceptions of primary care must expand to include a more holistic and connected ecosystem of care. It emphasizes how the digital health sector can support more equitable, collaborative and integrated home care for all Canadians. Read the full article here.

AlayaCare is a cloud-based, outcome-focused home care software solution that enables home health care and community service providers to provide better and more integrated care. The platform offers unique technology spanning clinical documentation, back office functionality, stakeholder portals, remote patient monitoring, mobile care worker applications and an electronic visit verification system functionality, and health system integration for agencies to propel towards innovation and the homecare of the future.

Interested in learning more about how our platform can help you enact meaningful and sustainable change? Give us a call at 1-(855)-858-5214. 

Sources

[1] http://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/index.php/release-as-health-ministers-from-across-canada-meet-to-negotiate-health-accord/

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