Improvements in B.C.

Almost 44,000 more specialized diagnostic exams have been completed across British Columbia in the first year of a new health care strategy and Health Minister Adrian Dix says that amounts to an “extraordinary achievement.”
Dix says two private MRI outpatient clinics were purchased by Fraser Health as part of the strategy and the model could be applied to efforts to cut other health care wait times.
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/strategy-dramatically-exceeds-target-for-more-mri-exams-in-b-c-minister-1.4405613

CODI is a secure iOS smartphone app that is an integration of technology and the “right people” to support rural providers during stressful and challenging times in the emergency room. Literally, it …..can directly connect a rural physician to an intensivist using technology similar to a FaceTime call.  https://enews.rccbc.ca/2018/10/24/codi-is-live/

BC to improve access to dental care with $3.6 million to non-profit clinics.
2019, March 20

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019HLTH0029-000159
Action plan to provide faster care for people with Parkinson’s

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/11/19/Health-Workers-Celebrate-Repeal/?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=191118

Victoria increases respite care for home caregivers by $75 million

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018HLTH0060-001168

Premier John Horgan opens door to including dental coverage within B.C.’s health care system