The Accerta Blog
Welcome to The Accerta Blog, a resource that aims to provide insight into emerging health care trends, Accerta’s evolving mission, and more. The Accerta Blog is designed to serve you better - providing knowledge, answering questions, and keeping you up to date on issues that matter.
Healthcare is a personal issue that, in today's day and age, has become more public. As we advance, we must consider all potential health factors. As we learned in 2020, we must consider all possibilities, from highly likely to nearly impossible.
With technological advances, escalated healthcare costs and client expectations, Canadian healthcare is constantly changing.
That being said, we have compiled a list of the top healthcare trends in Canada that cannot be ignored.
Canada arguably has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, but it does have its flaws.
Canada's healthcare system is called Medicare. As Canadians, we have Provincial and Territorial health care insurance rather than a national health plan. This system provides all Canadian residents access to a necessary physician and hospital services without having to pay out of pocket.
Doctors and healthcare workers are people that you want to trust the most. Imagine telling a friend one of your biggest secrets, and they decided to share it with everyone around you. The odds are you won’t trust that person and may stop trusting people in general. This is an example as to why patient confidentiality is vital within the healthcare industry.
Let’s take a closer look at more details around privacy in healthcare.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many call centers experienced a surge in call volume. Even those who were well prepared for a crisis that had recovery plans in place were still caught scrambling. That being said, call centers were forced to rewrite the rulebook in order to improve customer experience during these unexpected times.
Technology has transformed the way that we live and revolutionized industries across the world. Arguably, none more so than health care. From pioneering new surgeries to the digitization of medical records and beyond, technology has allowed us to live longer and healthier lives.
Here at Accerta, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability in the workplace. As a social enterprise that invests in healthcare initiatives that benefit Canadian communities, we provide reliable services that move communities toward sustainable health.
2020 is disrupting, perhaps in some ways transforming, our lives.
COVID-19 has tested the capacity of the Canadian healthcare system, the speed and effectiveness of our government in handling emergency situations, and the collective resolve of Canadians to listen to public health experts and practice social distancing.
On November 21st, 2019 close to 80 business and community leaders in Toronto spent one night sleeping on the streets to raise funds to support Covenant House Toronto for their work in serving homeless, trafficked or at-risk youth. Collectively, the team of 80 business leaders raised over $1.3 million.
TORONTO, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – Peter Owsiany, President & CEO of Accerta will be among an expected 100 of Toronto’s business and community leaders as they sleep out on the night of November 21, 2019 to help youth who are experiencing homelessness.
Business leaders unite in support of climate action across Canada, US and UK
September, 18 2019: Today, it is being announced that Peter Owsiany and AccertaClaim Servicorp is one of 120 CEOs and business leaders in Canada, the US and UK, have signed a Statement calling for Climate Action Now* in advance on the global climate strikes.
It’s been some time since we wrote about what it means to be a B Corp, so this month we’re excited to bring you the first installment in Accerta’s series on Canadian B Corps. In addition to sharing profiles of some organizations shaping the future of sustainable business in Canada, we’d like to offer you some resources for starting your own B Corp journey, whether that involves certifying your own business or practice, seeking out companies with values similar to your own to support, or finding your next job opportunity at a company that prioritizes its people.
Technology plays a major role in how Canadians live their lives – professionally and personally. Innovative technologies have changed the way we consume news, the way we communicate, and the ways we experience the world.
Technology has also transformed the way we access and receive health care. From GPS navigation in ambulances to the digitization of medical records and beyond, people can live longer and healthier lives thanks to those who have invested time, money, and energy into improving life quality.
What is a B Corp?
The Certified B Corporations network defines B Corps as for-profit companies certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The B Lab is a third party evaluation system.