Bitcoin to Be Accepted In Canadian Healthcare

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Bitcoin, the well known crypto-currency will be accepted by online healthcare business Ask The Doctor based in Canada. It will become the first healthcare enterprise to accept bitcoins. Given the fact that Ask The Doctor is an anonymous online service offered to patients worldwide, it is a perfect venue for bitcoin to be used as payment.

Why did Ask The Doctor Begin Accepting Bitcoin?:

Bitcoin makes it impossible for lenders and banks to be aware that the patient used the services of Ask The Doctor. Given this, Ask The Doctor thinks bitcoin provides patients a safer and more confidential way to pay for medical services. Ask The Doctor has become known for answering many deeply personal questions so some of the service’s patients will find this payment menthod particularly important. This means that Ask The Doctor patients can ask questions completely anonomously; questions that patients are unlikely to bring up with an offline doctor.

The very nature of bitcoin prevents Ask The Doctor fees from appearing on credit card statements. Some have said that services like PayPal are known for confidentiality, but they provide online statements. Bitcoin, on the other hand, can eliminate this issue entirely. There is a blockchain but purchases can be fully anonymized. Using the services of Ask The Doctor without informing families or roommates is important for many patients.

Ask The Doctor is based in Canada, but many patients are from elsewhere in the world. The payment methiod, Bitcoin is not affiliated with any country. Traditional currency exchanges can complicate payment, while bitcoin offers a way to negate the complexity. Exchanging bitcoins into local currency is very similar regardless of the bitcoin holders country.

Will Bitcoin Generate Significant Change To Ask The Doctor?:

More patients will likely end up using the services of Ask The Doctor if they can the expected increased privacy that bitcoin offers. This new level of privacy may cause Ask The Doctor grows and enhnace their services.

Will Other Healthcare Services Accept Bitcoin?:

It is reasonable to expect that bitcoins increased security and privacy will result in more healthcare companies accepting bitcoin in the future. Other companies have already begun to consider bitcoin because of the exceptional level of privacy that it makes possible. The fact that Ask The Doctor has already begun accepting the popular crypto-currency might cause other healthcare companies to follow Ask The Doctor.


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Medical Joke

An infections disease walks into a bar.  The bartenders says, “We don’t serve your kind here.”.  The disease replies, “Well you’re not a very good host!”

 


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Chestermere Health Mentioned on Top Ten List

We were pleased to find the Medical Center and this site mentioned on a popular top 1o list site.

www.thetopten.ca/opinion/the-top-ten-reasons-to-go-to-chestermere-alberta-canada/


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Phase 2 of the Chestermere Health Center Shovels in the Ground in August!

Great news.  It looks like we are expecting to see the first work on Phase 2 of the Chestermere Health Center start in August 2016.

The prime contractor has been selected (but not announced yet), the building permits have been granted by the wonderful people at the City of Chestermere and now the build up has begun.

Leases have been signed with major tenants and an announcement about some of them will hopefully be made in early fall 2016.

Check back soon for more information.


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Chestermere Health Center Update

Below is a message from the Chestermere Health Center Manager:
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Phase I continues to be actively marketed due to the continued vacancies.  Our marketing strategy has been successful as we now have only one vacant unit remaining. Presently, there are lease negotiations taking place for this last unit and we are anticipating the lease to be finalized before the end of Q3.
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With the final vacant unit of Phase I involved in lease negotiations, we are able to move our focus to securing leases for Phase II. This project is actively being managed by Bob Gaidhar of Ceana Developments, who is also one of the Directors of this project. There are lease negotiations taking place for various tenants for Phase II and once some of these leases are secured, then we are in position to proceed with the development.
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We are anticipating breaking ground for Phase II before the end of Q4. As Phase II is a smaller building, the construction period will be shorter than it was for Phase I.
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The above is exciting news as this brings us closer to the exit of this project and remaining on track to begin the exit strategy for all investors in 2017.

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VIDEO: Please Help The People of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada – City on Fire

In the unlikely event you have not heard about the devastating wild fire in Fort McMurray Alberta Canada, please take 3 minutes to watch this summary of the events of  May 3 to 6, 2016.

The town has been devastated in what is Canada’s largest and most expensive disaster.  This happened so quickly most of these people never had a chance to take their belongings.  Below are the raw numbers… so far:chestermere-fort-mcmurray-wild-fires-fund-raiser

  • about 2000 buildings (mostly houses) have burned to the ground
  • 100,000 people have been evacuated
  • most, if not all, remaining buildings will have smoke damage
  • more than 10,000 people will likely not be able to return for months

NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP!

Like many organizations and people, the City of Chestermere will be host to a fund raiser on Friday May 13th at the Chestermere Rec Center run by MLA Leela Sharon Aheer, Chestermere Lifepath Wellness Center, Chestermere Langdon Oilmen’s Association and Westcreek Autowash.

The Alberta Government is matching contributions to the Canadian Red Cross and so is the Canadian Federal Government.  This means if you donate $100, it will become $300.  Many other organizations are matching funds and then donating them to the Red Cross, which means you $100 donation could be doubled by (for instance) Safeway to $200, and the Province and the Feds will match making that donations turning it into $600. 

If you don’t like the Red Cross, there are MANY other places your donations can directly help people.   Please see: http://crisisreliefcentre.org/2016fortmcmurray/donate/ for a full list of vetted organizations.


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