Innovation and Technology

First-of-its-kind app supports paediatric cancer patients
First-of-its-kind app supports paediatric cancer patients

Jaylen Williams with dad Stephan Williams. Ten-year-old Jaylen Williams comes to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre every weekday to receive radiation therapy. He spends most of his appointments playing on a first-of-its-kind app in Canada – Rads4Kids – developed specifically for ...


Revolutionizing cardiovascular and respiratory care with new technologies
Revolutionizing cardiovascular and respiratory care with
new technologies

Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the ground-breaking innovations taking place in our academic health care organizations. Among these innovations are those related to ...


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 ...


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, ...


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