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Canada’s health-care system lags others in adopting basic tech. Chains of clinics say they have the solution

OTTAWA — Canada’s primary health-care system has been notably slow to adopt technology, even for simple things like booking appointments. Executives at two publicly traded companies that own dozens of medical practices say “corporatization” is the solution, because they can afford advances solo doctors’ offices and small group practices never could. But corporate ownership makes the profit motive much more overt than Canadians are used to seeing.

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