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Two York mathematicians determine how to stay a step ahead of C. difficile

York researchers simulated a C. difficile outbreak in a hospital ward. What they learned will capture the attention of public health officials, policy-makers, clinicians...

Early psychosis programs significantly reduce patient mortality

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson), Western University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) have found that...

Leveraging technology to support independent living: Marc’s story

In the ever-changing world of healthcare, Marc Barrette is an example of how the forming of non-traditional relationships, the use of technology and personal...

Seeing the future

By Erin Lynch The IWK Health Centre is the pediatric and women’s tertiary care facility for the Maritime Provinces. This requires a tremendous amount of...

Leveraging technology to transform the patient experience

By Carla Wintersgill Outbreak season can be hard on patients whose family members are too sick to visit. But thanks to some creative use of...

Putting a stroke coach in every patient’s corner

After a stroke, prevention of another is key. Prevention starts with a healthy lifestyle, yet many patients lack access to knowledge and experts that...

Considering the ethics of e-health: Telemedicine, telehealth and telesitting

By Andria Bianchi Healthcare delivery is rapidly changing, and technological advances are diminishing barriers to receiving care. Some current practices that respond to healthcare needs are...

Giving patients the right information, at the right time, on a mobile device

By Allison Johnson When Matthew Kaufman’s mother returned to her hospital room after emergency hip surgery, he says they were both feeling scared and anxious...

Communicating with patients like it’s 2018

By Tara Kiran Technology has revolutionized how we live, play and work. We don’t think twice about using an app to make a restaurant reservation,...

Optimal strategies for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

By Sarah Garland The diagnostic approach for pulmonary embolism (PE), a condition referred to as “The Great Masquerader,” is controversial. PE has earned its moniker...

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