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Working together to get the best health technologies into our health system

Unique partnership between industry leaders and the health system means the right cutting-edge health technologies and innovations are adopted to meet patient needs Every Canadian,...

Doctors without Borders: Profile of Dr. Edgar Escalante

By Claudia Blume Few other surgeons working for Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) around the world have as much experience treating war-wounded as Dr....

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...

Creating a new model of care for cataract procedures

By Shawna Davis-Monkman and Lauren Hayes At 84 years old, Violet* was living on her own and struggling to take care of herself. The clouding...

Majority of Canada’s clinicians using electronic health records

Switch to digital improving quality of care:  Users By Dan Strasbourg Growth in the use of interoperable Electronic Health Records (iEHR) by Canadian doctors, nurses, pharmacists...

Innovators put the ‘care’ in patient care

By Elaine O’Connor Providing excellent patient experience in healthcare means ensuring patients receive not only highly competent and safe care, but that they feel the...

Digital patient flow trackers enhance discharge planning

On inpatient units at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, discharge planning whiteboards have been replaced with 65-inch touch-screen monitors that track the journey...

Therapeutic gardening enhances patient experience

 By Ana Gajic A patient with dementia, who is normally in a state of agitation, finds a sense of calm in the simple act of...

Colours and critters: Design elements to enhance patient experience

By Bernelle Yan The new Teck Acute Care Centre (TACC)  currently under construction on the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre...

Should medical assistance in dying be reported to the Coroner?

By Michael Watts and Swetha Popuri On June 17, 2016 the federal government passed Bill C-14 on medical assistance in dying (MAID) in response to...

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