In partnership with AMS Healthcare, Healthy Debate is publishing a series of four solutions-focused articles examining gaps in our health-care system. Focusing on the key strategic areas of technology, education, resource planning and health equity, we profile specific examples of change that can make our system better as we prepare for life after COVID.

The pandemic has lengthened wait lists, depleted resources and unmasked structural inequities in our health-care system. But it has also inspired rapid change and progress in what is usually a slow-changing environment. We hope this series fosters an open-ended discussion on how lessons learned can enhance the delivery of high quality, compassionate care.

Life after COVID
by Inori Roy

The MCCQE II, a Medical Council of Canada licensing exam, is considered by some critics to be an outdated and unnecessary burden. Temporarily paused by the pandemic, the MCC will soon decide whether and how the exam will return - and what role it will play in the changing world of medical education.

Life after COVID
by Inori Roy

Vaccination records in Canada have long been fragmented and decentralized, dragging the country's pandemic response capabilities with it. The digital immunization records sharing app, CANImmunize, takes a stab at filling these vital gaps in Canada's health data infrastructure.

Life after COVID
by Inori Roy

This year, the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) with the support of Dalhousie University, rolled out its pilot questionnaire to collect much-needed demographic data on residency placements across the country. Information gathered on race and Indigeneity, immigration, ability, gender, sexual orientation and household income of students could go a long way in ensuring equity among med students.

Life after COVID
by Inori Roy

Dr. Alika Lafontaine sat down with Healthy Debate to talk about the challenges facing our health-care system as it grapples with pandemic recovery.