Apr 30, 2020
Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is the founder of the Resource Optimization Network and a critical care and palliative care physician. He is also the host of the Solving Healthcare Podcast. He is also Canadian, so we discuss the Canadian Healthcare System, which, on its surface, looks like a comprehensive, all encompassing, federally administered single-payor system, like what some of the democrats are discussing in the US. We discuss why this is not the case, and get into some of the details about what isn’t covered, how it is more of a provincial system and what are the differences in provinces. We discuss how the money flows through the system and how private insurance can play a role in some ancillary services. And true to the name of his podcast, at the end, we solve healthcare.
Dr. Kyeremanteng was born and raised in Edmonton where he did his medical school at the University of Alberta. He and his wife then moved to Ottawa where he did his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Ottawa followed by a two-year fellowship program in Palliative Care and Critical Care. He stayed after his training and is now an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Care and Critical Care Medicine. He also has research positions with Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) & Institut du-savoir Montfort as a Senior Clinician Investigator.
His academic interests include the integration of Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit as well as health services research and cost evaluations. More information regarding his current research interests and projects can be found here.
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