OPSEU Diablogue: Province needs to look at evidence around hospital mergers

Murray Martin should change his name to Dr. Doom. Now in retirement, the former CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences is full of swagger about tough choices for health care, suggesting rising interest rates would pressure the government into making big … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Will new health care technology bring a utopia or dystopia?

It’s easy to get carried away with the continual promise of better health care through technology. From the IBM Watson super computer to vending machines that dispense pharmaceuticals, we are likely on the cusp of a new wave of technology … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Technology: Will docs battle Watson for your diagnosis?

Healthcare has always experienced a love-hate relationship with technology. New technologies have certainly both contributed to costs and reduced costs. There has been considerable literature on how expensive new technologies become unnecessarily overused, and as the recent showdown with Ontario … Continue reading →