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In an industry as important and as complex as health care, embracing innovation is the best way to improve patient care and safety. Integrating intelligent technology into the health-care system is essential to reduce costs and ensure a sustainable future.
When it comes to healthcare, where much of what trainees learn in medical school is decades behind current practice, the time is ripe to apply principles of innovation -- both in ideas and action, to improve healthcare and health management for all Canadians. In particular, mobile health technology, or simple "mhealth" has the potential to get rid of silos so typical of modern-day academic medicine, and leverage expertise from the business and technology world.
Thanks to ingenuity, the vaccinations of the future will be more efficient, safer and much more accessible to those who need them most.