Rob believes the future of health care is providing tools and support to patients to better manage their own health
Rob is a family doctor with 30 years experience in patient care. As Chairman of Medical Education at Lions Gate Hospital between 1985 and 1995, he developed a talent for organizing complex programs for the public, with multiple physicians as content providers, that progressed from an international medical lecture series to a Shaw Cable and then CBC TV series on health.
With the advent of the internet in 1995, he began research into medical informatics, winning a $400,000 grant and inserting $100,000 of his own funds to develop the first-ever decision-support system for doctors on Microsoft’s new handheld computer (with Blue Shield Blue Cross and the Everett Medical Clinic). Far ahead of its time then, he moved on to create a patient healthcare search engine and following that the first standards-based personal health record.
The idea for Remedy’s multi-disciplinary allied healthcare service was born out of the frustration as a family doctor of not being able to access these types of professional services from his own clinic (usually only available in large hospitals). In 2012 he set about to build the Remedy allied healthcare professional consulting service and create a technology team to develop the most advanced telehealth PHR currently on the market, resulting in Remedy’s current business.