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Branham Group Releases Digital Health Update Report on Canadian Territories

Provides an important update on developments in health care and related Digital Health markets in Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories in 2011-12

- Ottawa, Ontario - Branham Group Inc., a leading global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) analyst and strategic marketing consultancy, today released a report titled "Digital Health NOW Monthly – Territories Update," which provides an update on developments in the health care sector and Digital Health in three Canadian territories – Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories – over the past year.

While the populations of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon are significantly lower than those of their provincial counterparts, an understanding of the health care delivery model in these territories is essential to a comprehensive Canadian health care landscape. While the territories all cite staffing shortages and additional pressures similar to those of the provinces, results suggest that staffing increases alone will not be a solution to the problems here over the longer term. Additional opportunities for transformation in the territories include: changes in health care delivery models; policy and regulations; procurement activities; technology; and governance and accountability.

According to Wayne Gudbranson, President and CEO of the Branham Group, "The territories have a very limited number of opportunities, with very limited buyers, and small disparate populations. However, vendors with solutions to minimize the financial hardship of delivering services to a small number of people distributed in remotes areas across a vast landscape would do well to work here. The name of the game in the territories is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of health services."

The report has been produced as part of Branham's Digital Health NOW offering, which provides unbiased information and analysis of trends in Digital Health, and an in-depth analysis on the current state of Digital Health deployment in Canadian and international health care regions and organizations.

For more information on how to access this report, please contact:

Ted Dhillon (tdhillon@branhamgroup.com)
Director, Digital Health NOW
Branham Group Inc.
613-745-2282 ext. 121

About Branham Group Inc.

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting company servicing the global information, communication, and entertainment (ICE) technology marketplace. Branham Group assists technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client research subscription programs (Digital Health, Green IT and Outsourcing). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top ICT companies in Canada (www.branham300.com) and monitors over 450 Digital Health vendors (www.branhamgroup.com/digitalhealth).

For more information regarding Branham Group, please visit www.branhamgroup.com.