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7 03, 2021

I Got Vaccinated But My COVID Test Was Positive? what’s up? Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-07T20:32:23-05:00March 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We got a call from one of our corporate clients. An employee's wife had received her COVID vaccine ( both shots) in January 2021. She is a healthcare worker. Her two year old son got the sniffles. She was concerned. She took her son for his COVID test. She also ...

23 01, 2021

Canada Lacks Scaleable Distribution Of Vaccines: 2024 Anyone? Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-23T10:16:11-05:00January 23, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Vincent Lam writes in the Globe & Mail that not involving Canada's 40,000 family doctors in the distribution of COVID 19 vaccine is a huge and tragic mistake. If family doctors give about 50% of all flu vaccines, then why would Public Health not involve family doctors in the ...

17 12, 2020

The Importance Of Case Conferences: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-24T23:36:50-05:00December 17, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

After 3 years of investigations and consultations with many medical doctors for 2 big neurological problems including Alzheimers and hydrocephalus, the three highly respected specialists finally agreed to a zoom case conference. This was organized by RCM Health Consultancy. This case conference proved to be magical for the family. Raymond ...

4 11, 2020

Blocks To Innovation In Healthcare: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-25T00:52:31-05:00November 4, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Health systems lack a model for operationalizing and scaling innovations, which must be built on a foundation capable of embracing meaningful changes, whether incremental or dramatic. Health systems are, on balance, very bureaucratic and have fixed structures which are not open to innovation. In fact, innovation is seen to be ...

29 10, 2020

Failure To Communicate About Cardiac Surgery: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-10-29T16:46:30-04:00October 29, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Laura had been in and out of hospital for 7 months with several major problems. But it took 7 months for her to be referred to a cardiologist. The swelling of her legs and shortness of breath were the symptoms that triggered the referral to cardiology. When cardiology saw Laura, ...

28 10, 2020

The Value Of Case Conferences: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-10-28T20:21:49-04:00October 28, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Value Of Case Conferences: Arranging for the treating team of doctors to have a conversation about a patient's case is called a case conference.  Case conferences can be decisive in helping to make big decisions about both investigations and treatments for patients especially when the patient is complex.  Unfortunately, ...

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