High costs, long wait times, inefficient care... Technology holds promise to fix these and many more problems with the current healthcare system. In Canada, healthcare is universal, and demand for specialists like OBGYNs is high. In Ontario alone, 54,000 patients are referred to specialists every day. The average wait time to see a specialist is now 8.5 weeks. How can a healthcare system manage this high demand, making sure patients get the right care in a timely manner? Technology to the rescue.
Who would have thought that, by far, the most popular health article this week is entitled "Poo Saves"?! It's been another interesting week in health articles. This week's topics include fecal transplants, voice recognition software, Zika testing after pregnancy, risks to infants from maternal infections during pregnancy, and cervical cancer screening interval extension to 10 years.