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What makes a diabetes care program a success?
What makes a diabetes care program a success?

A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible Patti Byne, RN (EC), CDE teaching health care professionals at a conference in Owen Sound, Ont., hosted by Diabetes Grey Bruce. In the spring of 2014, ...

Posted: July 17, 2015|Diseases, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious heart condition
‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious
heart condition

Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Ground-breaking research led by Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist and Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Regional Cardiac Care ...

Posted: July 15, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Fixing communication gaps and delivering improved population health
Fixing communication gaps and delivering improved
population health

Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition that you are very concerned about. The hospital you’re going to is known for being state-of-the-art with ...


Bringing diabetes guidelines to life
Bringing diabetes guidelines to life

Prefer to access the Guidelines on your smartphone or tablet? Download the CDA CPG App which is available for Apple and Android platforms. For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes ...


Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance patient care
Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance
patient care

Dr. Andrea MacDougall (left), Interventional Cardiologist, Medical Program Director Cardiovascular and Stroke and Chief of Cardiology, along with Marnie Javis, Registered Nurse, show the new equipment in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Northwestern Ontario ...

Posted: July 4, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Solving the mysteries of heart surgery
Solving the mysteries of heart surgery

Dr. Subodh Verma is linking experts around the globe to CARDIOLINK – a collection of researchers working to advance cardiovascular surgery research. (Katie Cooper, Medical Media) St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of ...

Posted: June 28, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Surgery|0 comments

Understanding asthma
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 to say 'I am not feeling well, I have asthma' because there is still a stigma.  ...


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 ...


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