As part of its expanded coverage of the Canadian healthcare market, Branham also prepares detailed bi-monthly reports on topics of interest along the continuum of care. These reports provide a comprehensive review of the healthcare issues that either have an important bearing on the current transition to a more integrated healthcare system or form an important part of Canada’s healthcare system. The discussions in these reports go well beyond the Digital Health NOW Monthly reports.
The following provides only a snapshot of some the content you will see in these bi-monthly reports:
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - The Success of Telehealth in Canada (February 2013) - This iteration of Branham's Digital Health NOW Spotlight report provides an overview of Telehealth in Canada and the underlying technologies and vendors, and highlights examples and success stories in the context of Canadian health care.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Transitioning to an Integrated Continuum of Care - An Update (October 2012) - The Continuum of Care is a concept involving an integrated system of care that guides and tracks patients over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels of intensity of care. This report brings you an in-depth discussion on the Continuum of Care – what it is, why it is important, where we are today, where we should be, and how we can get there. Most importantly, it provides commentary on how technology will be a key driver in the achievement of a fully integrated Continuum of Care.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Enabling Technologies in Healthcare: Mobility, Cloud and Data Mining (August 2012) - The current rapid change in the delivery of health care is in part being driven by the growing use of some key enabling technologies: local and wide area wireless networking and mobile applications; cloud solutions; and big data mining. This report provides an overview of these technologies and their applications in the health care sector, the benefits that accrue from using them, and the challenges experienced along the adoption curve.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Cool Technologies in Healthcare ICT: 2012 Update (May 2012) - There are several innovative technologies that are likely to significantly (and positively) impact the delivery of health care globally and in Canada in coming years. Innovation in healthcare technologies continues to remain cutting edge with several new technologies being introduced into the market on a regular basis. This report covers the latest technologies that are redefining health care.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Home Health Care in Canada (March 2012) - This report brings you a broad strategic overview of current conditions prevailing in the Canadian Home Care sector. It contains commentary on the evolution of home care in Canada, legislation, provincial initiatives, technologies, market opportunity, vendors, and more.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - The Success of Telehealth in Canada (December 2011) - Telehealth supports the evolution of health care in Canada and is in line with the need to leverage technology to reduce the burden on the health care system, make up for shortage of skilled manpower, provide access to personalized treatment plans, and make medical expertise available to all Canadians, irrespective of where they are located. The benefits of telehealth are powerful and have been proven over the past few years. Read this report to learn more.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - The Evolving Field of Digital Pathology (October 2011) - Digital pathology is a disruptive technology; however, the consensus is that digital pathology is clearly our future. This iteration of Branham's Digital Health NOW Spotlight report takes a look at the emerging Digital Pathology market segment in health care. The report provides an overview and a general understanding of Digital Pathology rather than a detailed discussion of underlying technologies and vendors.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - International Healthcare ICT Markets (August 2011) - Digital Health initiatives in several OECD countries continued to progress towards their respective objectives in spite of the economic slowdown over the past year. The success or failure of these Digital Health initiatives in other countries provides valuable lessons that can be applied to initiatives aimed at achieving a pan-Canadian EHR system. This Digital Health NOW Spotlight report covers areas such as healthcare expenditure trends in OECD countries, the role of information and communications (ICT) technology in the healthcare sector in these countries, select country briefs, and key vendor happenings in select EU countries.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Cool Technologies and Trends (July 2011) - As the challenges that face Canadian healthcare intensify, the focus on leveraging technology for achieving greater efficiencies in the healthcare sector has increased manifold. As a result, innovation in healthcare technologies continues to remain cutting edge with several new technologies being introduced into the market on a regular basis. Much of this innovation is being driven by the contradictory need to control spiraling healthcare costs while improving healthcare delivery to an increasingly aging population. Branham defines a "cool technology" as one that is innovative, is recent in its application and expected to find increased application in coming years, and is likely to significantly (and positively) impact the delivery of healthcare.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Mobile & Wireless Technologies in Healthcare (May 2011) - Though healthcare organizations in Canada have been slow to embrace wireless and mobile technologies, an increasing number of organizations are finding that they can save money and improve care with these technologies, and as they eliminate the need for wired connections, they also increase mobility of the patients and healthcare professionals, ultimately improving treatment outcomes. Read this report to learn more about the significant opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of wireless and mobile computing technologies in Canada's healthcare sector.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Application of Cloud Technologies in Healthcare (March 2011) - Cloud computing promises enormous benefits for the healthcare world. These include improved patient care, better health for the overall populations that healthcare providers serve, and new delivery models that will make healthcare more efficient and effective; and cloud computing can achieve these in a cost-effective way.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - eHealth Markets Beyond Canada (September 2010) - eHealth initiatives in several OECD countries continued to progress towards their respective objectives in spite of the economic slowdown over the past year. The success or failure of these eHealth initiatives in other countries provides valuable lessons that can be applied to initiatives aimed at achieving a pan-Canadian EHR system. This Digital Health Spotlight report covers areas such as healthcare expenditure trends in OECD countries, the role of information and communications (ICT) technology in the healthcare sector in these countries, select country briefs, and key vendor happenings.
Digital Health NOW Spotlight - Key Issues Facing the Canadian Healthcare Sector (June 2010) - Regarded as one of the best healthcare systems in the world not very long ago, a number of issues have begun to plague the Canadian healthcare system over the past decade or so. Funding, health human resources, the geography of the country, and the need for a shift from a reactive to proactive model of healthcare delivery have been some of the major issues seen in Canadian healthcare over the past few years. This iteration of Branham Group Inc.'s Digital Health NOW Spotlight report takes a look at these issues and how we might best address them.
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