Canadian Lawyer

March 2022

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Page 40 of 51 39 be to drill down and do the work," says Mee. While it's clear that virtual care is here to stay, Poirier says it remains to be seen whether regulators will allow 100 per cent virtual care in the post-pandemic world. For her part, Poirier feels that limiting virtual consults would be a missed opportunity to offer healthcare services to a broader pool of citizens who might otherwise not have access to medical care. For years, trans- forming and digitizing the Canadian health- care system has been at the heart of Telus Health's social purpose mission, and the benefits are clear, Poirier says. As the landscape for digital healthcare continues to evolve, Zborovski anticipates that regulations are likely to become more challenging. "The provincial colleges have their finger on the pulse of digital healthcare in a way that they didn't before March 2020, so I think we' ll start to see more guidance, more policy and more enforcement action against doctors providing services in a way that they shouldn't," says Zborovski. "There are a lot of examples in health where compliance with the GDPR does not ensure compliance with applicable health information law" Wendy Mee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Right-sized Thinking® • 1-800-323-3781 • C A N A D I A N L AW Y E R M A G A Z I N E 2021-22 TOP 10 ONTARIO FIRMS 2021-22 TOP 10 ONTARIO FIRMS At Pallett Valo LLP we give you what you need, not what you don't. With our flexibility and the right expertise in a variety of business law areas, we provide you with a legal solution that is tailored to suit you – all without compromising service or quality. If you want legal representation that's just the right fit for you, try on our Right-sized Thinking®. The Right Fit Matters

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