Innovation and Technology

Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital
Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital

A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) with a ‘Nurse Call’ system will be implemented to further enhance safety in the hospital, including newborn foot monitors, for paediatric patients. Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility ...


iCHIP Application a North American first for blood disorder patients
iCHIP Application a North American first for blood
disorder patients

Hemophilia patient Eagan and his mom, Carmen, demonstrate how easy the iCHIP application is to use. Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across the ...


Doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery
Doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery

Jack Campanile and Dr. Drake. A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that uses ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to destroy a tumour in ...

Posted: September 6, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Surgery|0 comments

New multidisciplinary kidney stone prevention clinic
New multidisciplinary kidney stone prevention clinic

Dr. Hassan Razvi and patient Stacey O'Neill reviewing scans of O'Neill's kidney stones.Helping patients prevent kidney stones The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. ...


Remote monitoring of pacemaker patients
Remote monitoring of pacemaker patients

Anna Sampson, Project Manager for the Remote Monitoring Pacemaker Project at St. Mary’s General Hospital. St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups remotely. This ...


Transforming innovation into action
Transforming innovation into action

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement has selected the biggest and most diverse cohort to date of inter-professional senior health care teams for the 11th year of its flagship EXTRA program. During the 14-month program, participants will acquire skills and knowledge ...


New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking
New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking

The mobile app Saying When aims to help people reduce or quit drinking. A new mobile app developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) offers those who want to reduce or quit drinking alcohol the ability to ...


Bringing ground-breaking innovations to the bedside
Bringing ground-breaking innovations to the bedside

The MitraClip device When Health Canada officially approved the revolutionary, catheter-based, MitraClip therapy last April, interventional cardiologists and surgeons at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute knew they had been pioneering an innovative and novel procedure. Now providing physicians in Canada ...


Enhancing the standards of care in seating
Enhancing the standards of care in seating

Martina Tierney OT and ‘The Phoenix’. Named after the symbol for OT in Ireland, the Phoenix is shown to help reduce pressure ulcers by 88 per cent. When Martina Tierney worked as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in hospitals, the community ...


FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright
FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright

A researcher demonstrates FallsLab’s moving platform and robotic safety harness. Despite researchers’ best efforts, no one has ever fallen in FallsLab. The newest lab in Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre safely simulates falls so scientists can determine how to prevent them. ...


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