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The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS)

Feb 23, 2023

On this episode, we talk with Hector Bremner. Hector is CEO of Avricore Health which is a pharmacy service innovator focused on acquiring and developing early-stage technologies aimed at moving pharmacy forward. For example, its flagship offering HealthTab™ gives community pharmacies a turn-key solution for rapid testing.

The reason they’re doing this is because the scope of services being offered by pharmacies is increasing rapidly.

And that’s happening because our sick-care system, where we wait for folks to develop diseases and then treat them, is becoming unsustainable. It’s too expensive, we have workforce shortages including the potential for massive physician shortages in the coming years, and frankly, it’s just not a smart way to do things.

So, governments are taking steps to move towards a system that is designed to keep people from getting sick in the first place. And looking to do so in a more equitable way. 

We discuss all of this today, largely, through the lens of new healthcare policies coming down in Canada. We explore what’s driving it, and what it means for Canadian healthcare spending and for healthcare businesses.

Hector helps us see how these changes create an opportunity for community pharmacies to expand their role, provide a better experience and better outcomes to patients, and to do so in a way that is equitable, good for the pharmacy, good for the pharmacist, and good for the healthcare system as a whole. A win for everyone involved.

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