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Digital health innovators embrace the challenge

If we can send messages to Commander Chris Hatfield in space, book travel, and rekindle decades-old friendships at the click of a button, then surely Canadians deserve—and are up for the challenge of—achieving similar gains in health care.

OTTAWA—“There’s a way to do it better—find it,” said Thomas Edison decades ago. A similar motivation drove the Canadians who developed insulin, cardiac pacemakers, electric wheelchairs and prosthetic hands. These and other health innovations have since improved the lives of an untold number of patients from around the globe.  Indeed, we can be proud of the trails Canadians have blazed in health care, seeing an opportunity to make things better and thereby transform the patient experience.

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Digital health innovators embrace the challenge

If we can send messages to Commander Chris Hatfield in space, book travel, and rekindle decades-old friendships at the click of a button, then surely Canadians deserve—and are up for the challenge of—achieving similar gains in health care.

OTTAWA—“There’s a way to do it better—find it,” said Thomas Edison decades ago. A similar motivation drove the Canadians who developed insulin, cardiac pacemakers, electric wheelchairs and prosthetic hands. These and other health innovations have since improved the lives of an untold number of patients from around the globe.  Indeed, we can be proud of the trails Canadians have blazed in health care, seeing an opportunity to make things better and thereby transform the patient experience.

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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