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Truth, reconciliation & technology

Dear colleagues,

Dr. Kamea Aloha Lafontaine, a Calgary-based GP dentist and founder of the Intelli Network Corporation, a software development company, joined me recently on the CDA Oasis Good News Show.

He told the story of how he came to develop a new app (Safespace) to help improve the health care experience for Indigenous persons. Having been treated in a disrespectful manner in a hospital ER a few years back, Dr. Lafontaine decided to do something tangible to help other Indigenous persons, who are less conversant with health care systems, get treated with dignity.

To get more on this back story, follow the link just below to a CBC story about Dr. Lafontaine and his brother (who is president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association) after they were featured on the ‘White Coat, Black Art’ radio program. The link to this story is here.

I really enjoyed this conversation with a truly interesting and inspiring colleague. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did…

Watch the conversation at https://vimeo.com/576841480

Sincerely, John

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