Why do we exist?
Despite the influx of technology in our everyday lives, the Canadian primary healthcare system is lagging behind. An under-digitized industry results in under-imagined capability and this lack of modernization has resulted in frustrations and inefficiencies that plague primary healthcare. Patients face long wait times, fragmented healthcare records, and they play a passive role in their personal wellbeing. Physicians are overworked, burdened by operational challenges, and are forced to limit their healthcare offerings to keep their clinics running. At the same time however, government investment in healthcare is growing each year. In 2019, total health expenditure in Canada was expected to reach $265.5 billion, or $7064 per person. It is anticipated that, overall, health spending represented 11.5% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP). The industry is ripe for disruption creating significant opportunity for WELL to innovate and evolve primary healthcare.