Present Day . . .

There are many issues blocking the effective use of health data.

Some Stats on Preventable Illnesses & Chronic Conditions

  • Chronic diseases & conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes & obesity are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems
  • In Canada, deaths due to chronic diseases are rising and and chronic disease rates are increasing at 14% each year
  • Preventable illnesses account for 8 of 9 leading categories of death 
  • 3 out of 5 Canadians older than 20 have a chronic disease
  • More children are being affected by chronic diseases previously only seen in adults
  • 1 out of 4 Canadian children are overweight or obese
  • Aboriginal peoples experience higher rates of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer

When An Unsustainable Healthcare
System Meets A Growing Aging
Population

  • Canadian seniors now outnumber children for 1st time, 2016 census shows.
  • Today, 14% of the Canadian population is over 65 years. By 2036, this number will increase to almost 25%, or 10 million people.
  • Between 2010 and 2050, the number of older people in less developed countries is projected to increase more than 250%, compared with a 71% increase in developed countries.
  • Worldwide, by 2050, the number of people people 65 or older is expected to nearly triple to about 1.5 billion, or 16 % of population.
  • In some countries, the sheer number of people entering older ages will challenge national infrastructures, particularly health systems
  • It's time to look for new solutions . . .

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