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The coronavirus pandemic has marked a sea change in how Canadians receive health care. While just four per cent of primary care visits were conducted virtually pre-pandemic, that rose to roughly 60 per cent after the onset of the global health crisis. This represents an opportunity to reshape how health care can be delivered and, in […]

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The coronavirus pandemic is demonstrating that pharmacists are a key health-care provider, with one study finding nearly 75 per cent of pharmacists have had patients who sought care at the pharmacy because they were afraid of going to any other health-care setting. A panel during Benefits Canada‘s Face to Face in Drug Plan Management Forum in […]

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Roughly two-fifths (41 per cent) of plan sponsors reported offering virtual health-care services through their benefits plan, according to the 2021 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. Among these plan sponsors, 33 per cent said they paid extra to add virtual care to their plan, while 67 per cent said it was part of their standard plan at […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2021 October 27, 2021
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Johnston Group is partnering with PocketPills to provide a digital pharmacy platform. Plan members can access a pharmacist seven days a week by live chat or text message via the platform. “This partnership . . . continues to provide members truly flexible . . . benefits solutions in an ever-growing virtual world,” said Dave Angus, […]

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  • July 16, 2021 July 15, 2021
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is leading a US$138 million ($172 million) Series C funding round for Beamery Ltd., a company with an artificial intelligence-based online platform aimed at helping companies engage and retain talented people. Beamery uses AI in its operating system, allowing employers to quickly sift through candidates. In the first three months […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2021 June 22, 2021
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