WELL Health Technologies is a multi-channel digital healthcare technology company and the largest owner and operator of ambulatory health clinics in Canada. The company owns and operates primary health care facilities in Canada and the United States, and also. Operator of a chain of medical facilities based in Chatswood, Australia. The company's clinics offer patients general medicine, pregnancy consultations, surgery, occupational health management and cosmetic consultations.
The conversation is based on a first opinion from Sonin, Becker and their colleague Kim Nipp: “It's time for people, not doctors or companies, to own their health data. As such, WELL owns and operates primary and executive health care clinics in both Canada and the U.S. In the US, it operates a global digital electronic medical record (EMR) business that serves thousands of health clinics and health systems of all sizes and operates a multinational portfolio of telehealth services that includes one of Canada's largest telehealth service providers. Data designer Juhan Sonin and public health professional Annie Lakey Becker explain why it's important to fight for patients to take ownership of health data across the country and the world.
Shahbazi said that the expense of medical technology, as well as the time demands of doctors who own and manage clinics outside the hospital system, have slowed Canada's adoption of digital health services.