In early December 2017, I was part of an “end of day” panel at Data Driven – a Data Journalism conference hosted by Humber College. I wanted to be there for the full day though, to catch all of the speakers and panels as the area of Data Journalism, I feel, is the next wave […]read more »
This is the spot for stories – ours and yours!
We’re posting items here by our staff – their thoughts and motivations for being involved with health, data and Dateva. And we’d love to hear from you as well – either reacting to one of our posts or with ideas of your own. What inspires you to be a health advocate, a data donor or involved in health prevention? Let’s have a dialogue around all of these issues and more.
Diversity and inclusion were central themes at Elevate Toronto, a conference I attended in September. Before giving his keynote, Razor Suleman, a co-founder of the conference, asked everyone in the audience of around 5,000 to stand if they were immigrants. I stood, as well as more than two-thirds of the audience. Then he asked people […]read more »
So, a guy walks into a bar and asks the bartender: “Hey buddy, when is Open Data not open?” “That’s easy”, says the bartender: “When it’s closed … and by the way, we only have draft on tap.” OK, I know that’s not a really great joke by any means, but it points to a […]read more »
A week ago, I attended a Fireside Conference, a three-day conference/retreat for startups, investors, and tech innovators to network, build relationships and enjoy camp experience at Camp Walden near Bancroft, Ontario. Basically, it’s a tech event without any tech. For someone who’s never been to a summer camp as a kid, this was an interesting […]read more »
Wearable health technology for monitoring, reporting and alerting people of any abnormalities in their health are growing in popularity every year. And, as with any new technology, there is also a growing concern if it brings more benefits than harm. One argument I keep seeing debated online, often by healthcare professionals, is if there is […]read more »
We’ve all heard the request: “Give blood and the life you save may be your own”. Also, the many pleas to donate your organs to save others in need of transplants. Both these gestures are well worthwhile and many people have done so – or plan to do so. All good for sure. But now […]read more »
Quite often we start showing interest in something, when that something affects us personally.
For me, it was my mom’s stroke, that happened in 2009, that made me painfully aware of just how fragmented our current healthcare system is and that patients with chronic…