In module three of his interview with CATA National Leadership Council member, Hart Hillman, TELUS President & CEO, Darren Entwistle talks about the innovation imperatives of healthcare.
He notes that by 2020 Canada's annual healthcare spend will reach a quarter of a trillion dollars and then asks the question: how much does that leave over for the delivery of other in demand social services.
Mr. Entwistle calls for smart healthcare investments based on the tenets of digitization, record storage, data security and interoperability. The overriding goal would be to achieve better patient care for less money spent.
He also stresses the benefits of remote and home healthcare, with the creation of virtual hospital beds that digitally link the patient to technologies and practitioners.
With innovation as the driver to create an effective and efficient healthcare system, he concludes that more money would be left over to help Canada address our other social and community challenges.
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