Innovation and Technology
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
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 ...
Diabetes trial testing ways to prevent low blood sugar
during the night
Young participants in an insulin pump shut-off study in London proudly display drawings depicting their experience in the novel diabetes trial. From right is Heather with her mom, Anne Crosby, and sister Hannah, along with Nicole Tracey and her ...
Diabetes-specific electronic medical record
Heather Reid, left, health information administrator, and endocrinologist Dr. Tamara Spaic were part of the team at the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism of St. Joseph's Health Care London that developed Canada's first electronic medical record specifically for ...
1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure
The 1000th transcatheter heart valve procedure was broadcast to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies conference held in Vancouver. A heart valve procedure is enough to make any patient nervous, but Gisela Wegner didn’t show any nerves as doctors at St. Paul’s ...
Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook
“These are exciting times," says Dr. Masoom Haider, Sunnybrook. "We are definitely doing leading-edge work in the area of imaging." Photo by: Dale Roddick A Smarter Prostate Cancer Biopsy Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are perfecting a type of GPS ...
The latest in personalized cancer care
Dr. Sunil Verma is part of the team at the Odette working on the latest in tailored treatment research and clinical trials. Photo by Doug Nicholson “You feel invincible when you’re young and then all of a sudden, you have ...
Improving patients’ quality of life with
Patient Flynn Ramirez dialyzing in the comfort of his home. Hemodialysis machines look complicated, but Flynn Ramirez has no trouble hooking one up. With the skill that comes from constant repetition, he attaches a fresh pack of saline solution, along with ...
New nephrology clinic helps patients slow kidney disease
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Just ask Dr. David Perkins, Division Head, Nephrology for Trillium Health Partners’ Regional Chronic Kidney Disease Program. The old adage is the philosophy behind the hospital’s new Regional Nephrology Clinic’s ...
Revolutionizing healthcare with personalized medicine
Imagine a world where every physician will be able to compare, in a keystroke, their diagnosis with the data of thousands of other patients with the same symptoms and demographic and lifestyle makeup. Our access to information today is unprecedented. ...
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Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
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Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →
St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups […]Read more →
A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of […]Read more →