Following our launch of Lumino Health Virtual Care powered by Dialogue, we engaged with Health Canada on a consultation on the future of virtual care in Canada. Our advocacy efforts through this consultation were successful, with our insights referenced in the summary report released by Health Canada in June 2021. These insights were centred on two beliefs:
- That Lumino Health Virtual Care is meant to complement the care provided by our public health care system and doctors and nurses, not compete with it as with other virtual care providers.
- That provincial governments should continue to enable third parties, such as employers, to complement public health care services through their group insurance benefits and to cover the cost of access to telemedicine consultations, including mental health. This can help governments manage limited health care dollars and better support innovation, choice, and access to digital health care solutions.