In his first article on the Canadian eHealth agenda Bill Pascal suggested that “we need to resolve many policy issues”. I am going to go further and state that we need to create an organization at the national level charged with creating and driving Canadian eHealth policy. Many other countries, including the US, have created such an organization and their leaders are providing critical leadership and visibility with respect to their country’s eHealth agenda. While Infoway is a vital and important component of the Canadian eHealth landscape, it was not intended to be a policy organization.
What do other people think? How do we best drive resolving the many policy issues associated with eHealth in Canada. What, in your opinion, are the key policy issues that need to be resolved?