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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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