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Ijaz Rauf is President at Eminent Tech Corporation and an Adjunct Professor of Physics, School of Graduate Studies at York University

 

Growing evidence of problems in the level of quality and safety of care across healthcare organizations, along with public awareness, has made the quality of health care the talk of town. This has drawn significant government and regulatory attention to healthcare systems across the country. Health Quality Ontario (HQO) was established with the mandate to monitor and report on healthcare performance in Ontario and the mission to bring about meaningful improvement in health care. Besides reporting on the key performance indicators, HQO holds quality rounds to share knowledge and best practices. Recently, I attended one of HQO’s quality rounds,  and I left with the impression that quality in health care is not considering the right measures, using the right experts or measuring the right data. ...continue reading

photoIjaz Rauf is CEO of SolarGrid Energy Inc. and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at York University

 

The first trans-genetic animal intended for human consumption recently received approval from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in United States and I expect it to be the first approved trans-genetic animal food in Canada. The AquaAdvantage salmon, was first engineered more than 25 years ago by Canadian Scientists. Genetically engineered (GE) plant foods, like soybean, maize, rice, canola and potatoes have already reached the marketplace.

Many food labels in a supermarket constitute information-overload for consumers. However, I have yet to see labels that appraise us about the utilization of GE materials for production of the product. To me and many others, this contravenes our fundamental “right to know” ...continue reading