Innovation and Technology

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. ...


Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats
Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats

Dr. Eugene Crystal, Director of Arrhythmia Services at Sunnybrook, is pictured in the control room of the hospital's Arrhythmia Suite. Sunnybrook is the first centre in Canada to use a new remote control system for treating arrhythmia that is more ...


First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care
First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care

Nicholas Krcel, a patient in the Innovation Unit at Mackenzie Health, attended by Registered Nurse Suzette Jordan. The technology within this picture:Clockwise, starting from top left corner: “smart” station, “smart” badge, dome light indicator and hand hygiene support solution. Mackenzie ...


Southlake implants world’s smallest heart monitor in adult patient
Southlake implants world’s smallest heart monitor
in adult patient

This small wireless monitor provides long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor patients suffering from irregular heartbeats. Dr. Atul Verma, cardiologist at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, recently inserted the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device ...


Two heads better than one when it comes to eHealth
Two heads better than one when it comes to eHealth

  Hand-held devices that scans the patients ID bracelet and the patients medication before administering the medicine to ensure the right medication is going to the right patient. While efficiency and better patient care are the ultimate goals of eHealth initiatives ...


Patient engagement using mobile technology
Patient engagement using mobile technology

Dr. Kishman Mahabir consults with patient. Patient engagement and mobile health technology (or mHealth) are expressions that have permeated discussion and debate within health care organizations. The combination of the two has been touted as having the potential to advance ...


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