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New app gives ED patients aftercare instructions

By Andrew Schellenbach Mr. Guido Alvarez, has been to other emergency departments (ED) in the past and found that the aftercare instructions he received upon...

New app helps patients navigate surgical journey for rare cancer

By Alica Hall “I found something.” It’s been four years since Rick Williamson heard his doctor say those words, but he will never forget the moment....

Partnership ensures stable supply of medical grade cobalt

Hospitals in Canada and throughout the world recently averted a crisis many of us never even knew was looming. But anyone connected to nuclear...

A future of possibilities

By Julia Hanigsberg When you are a specialty hospital, as we are at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, you spend a lot of time explaining...

Five game-changing doctors having an impact on healthcare

By Tamara Mason Canada’s healthcare system is complex and not without its challenges. Physicians and patients alike will tell you that those challenges can be...

Enhancing the patient experience every day

By Roxanne Hathway-Baxter At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, patients are more than just passive recipients of an identical hospital experience. Staff realize that every patient is...

New technology to gauge brain reactivity

By Elise Copps The practice of checking a patient’s pupils to determine how well their brain is functioning has existed for over 100 years. A...

Are you ready for the next evolution in patient safety and quality improvement?

By Jason Thompson For more than 10 years, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has provided healthcare providers, largely those working on the frontline in acute...

New #MindVine Podcast aims to eliminate stigma associated with mental illness

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has taken an innovative step toward eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness by igniting...

St. Michael’s creates instant network of patient-safety champions

By Emily Holton Twenty-nine St. Michael’s clinical educators and staff have become certified patient safety trainers – and it happened all at once. Think of...

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