Innovation and Technology

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 ...


E-sharing for better health
E-sharing for better health

Knowledge sharing is a vital component of a strong health care system. That’s why at Accreditation Canada, we help organizations get the word out when they’ve created solutions they can share with others. We call these solutions Leading Practices, and ...


Real-time ultrasound navigation helps see brain shift
Real-time ultrasound navigation helps see brain shift

This new technology allows for real-time monitoring of brain shift during brain tumour removal surgery Brain tumour surgery has undergone significant changes in recent years thanks to new and improved tracking and imaging technologies. Now, ultrasound imaging can be used ...


Nurse wins top award for mobile app design at Hacking Health
Nurse wins top award for mobile app design at
Hacking Health

Kaitlyn Sheehan conceptualized the app “Stent Tracker.” It’s a Web-based app that allows patients to store their cardiac stent information, manage their medication list, schedule reminders to take important medications, and provide an educational tool on heart health. A Windsor ...


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, ...


Giving families the tools to manage their child’s care online
Giving families the tools to manage their child’s
care online

Becky Quinlan is thrilled to use connect2care to manage her son Jack’s Holland Bloorview’s appointments and reference his health-care record. Becky Quinlan can’t say enough about the benefits of connect2care, Holland Bloorview’s new online tool that gives parents and kids ...


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 ...


New app empowers patients by making self-management easy
New app empowers patients by making self-management easy

A new mobile app called Osler Outpatient is empowering patients by making it easier for them to manage their after-care once they leave the hospital. Whether they come to the hospital with the flu, broken bones, or a head injury ...

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