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Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses

The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle over...

Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers

The number of Canadians with #diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease...

Solving the mysteries of heart surgery

St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of data to guide decision making and treatment choices for patients...

Aging and brain health innovation investment a game changer for seniors’ health care sector

For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm our...

Understanding asthma

"The worst part of living with asthma used to be that nobody believed me.  It's kind of an invisible illness. You don't always want...

How do Ontarians experience integrated care compared to other provinces and countries?

Many of the greatest risks to quality take place as patients move through different parts of the health system – across care settings and...

Smartphones help to improve the patient experience at home

Recently, many home care organizations have jumped on to the mobile information highway as a way of connecting workers out in the community with...

Canada’s Academic Health Science Networks: Transforming health systems

Just a few days before the release of the federal budget, leaders from across Canada’s Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSNs) met in Ottawa for...

Game changer: A Health Link success story

The health care system in Ontario rarely functions as a seamless and coordinated service experience for patients. This is especially true for the high...

Telemedicine cuts travel time and enhances care

Carse Harman has had eight appointments with Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) oncologist Dr. Bryn Pressnail, but has only seen him in person...

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