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Smartphones help to improve the patient experience at home
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 their administrative support staff back in the office. While improved connectivity and instant access to visit ...


Game changer: A Health Link success story
Game changer: A Health Link success story

At their Monday morning meeting, Lisa Richardson, CKHA Health Links Care Manager (R), shows Nancy Snobelen Co-chair, Chatham-Kent Health Link (L), that the Med-GPS system is showing two high users are currently in the hospital. This real-time monitoring of ...


Telemedicine cuts travel time and enhances care
Telemedicine cuts travel time and enhances care

Dr. Bryn Pressnail, oncologist at RVH’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre (SMRCC) has been such an avid supporter of telemedicine that he is among the first to receive a Champion of Telemedicine Award from the Ontario Telemedicine Network. Carse Harman ...


New partnership prevents suffering and saves money
New partnership prevents suffering and saves money

A new partnership between the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences will improve the outcomes for patients having high-risk surgery and potentially save the health care system millions of dollars each year. CANM ...


Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind
Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind

Nurses Roy Ostil (left) and Sandra Azan-Hyman (right) care for patient Mike Koyanagi during a Two-Day Chemotherapy appointment. New chemotherapy model improves patient satisfaction A new Two-Day Chemotherapy Model at Trillium Health Partners (THP) is providing patients with a more personalized ...

Posted: June 11, 2015|Featured, Oncology|2 comments

Recognizing individuals who embody person-centred care
Recognizing individuals who embody person-centred care

Randall Russell accepts his Human Touch Award from the Ontario Renal Network. For decades health care professionals have known about the power of human touch in people’s lives. Physically, touch can relieve pain and stress, it can reduce blood pressure ...

Posted: June 9, 2015|Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Using RFID technology to reduce medication errors
Using RFID technology to reduce medication errors

Debbie Pereira, Pharmacy Technician at NYGH, using the Intelliguard® Kit and Tray Management to scan a medication tray. North York General Hospital (NYGH) is the first hospital in Canada to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as a medication management solution, ...


Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer to home
Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer
to home

Cancer Screening Coach Team and community partners work together in priority areas in Hamilton to facilitate access to cancer screening. The Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario has been exploring new terrain in the concept of ‘mobile’ health with the ...


“Do you do that laparoscopically?”
“Do you do that laparoscopically?”

Many traditional open surgeries for cancer treatment are now performed using a laparoscope for a minimally invasive approach.  Sunnybrook leads the way.   Dr. Shady Ashamalla. Photo credit, Doug Nicholson Mary Abbott returned home just two days after she had laparoscopic surgery ...


New portable x-ray provides better care for surgical patients
New portable x-ray provides better care for
surgical patients

Dr. Peter Hayashida manipulates the mini C-arm for a procedure in which a fishing hook was removed from the patient’s hand. Registered practical nurse Mike Alfermann looks on. Surgical patients at Rouge Valley are healing more quickly thanks to our ...


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