Innovation and Technology

The digital health revolution
The digital health revolution

Canadian hospitals are amongst the most crowded in the developed world. In fact, among member countries, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that at 93 per cent, hospital occupancy rates in Canada in 2009, the latest year for which ...


Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for cardiovascular care
Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for
cardiovascular care

Dr. Joe Ricci, medical director of the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Centre for Scarborough-Durham, in the cardiac care learning centre with OTN connectivity. Regional cardiac program videoconferences weekly rounds across Ontario’s Central East Cardiologist Dr. Jason Burstein is delivering ...


SickKids-UHN partnership brings cloud technology to health care
SickKids-UHN partnership brings cloud technology to
health care

Michael Brudno on the left, and Carl Virtanen on the right. Photo credit: Robert Teteruck, The Hospital for Sick Children More and more, the fields of biology and genomics are becoming big data sciences. Today research discovery and innovation are ...

Posted: December 12, 2014|Featured, Innovation and Technology|0 comments

Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues
Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues

Dr. Jeff Spodek shows patient Jim Miller the GreenLightTM Laser and explains how it was used during his prostate surgery. New technology makes surgery less invasive, with easier recovery for patients  When it comes to surgery for a prostate issue, most ...

Posted: December 10, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Surgery|0 comments

New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s health program
New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s
health program

Stacy Dusik, clinical practice manager with the new da Vinci. A brand new multi-million dollar da Vinci® Surgical Assisting Robot was delivered to Windsor Regional Hospital on July 8, 2014 after five years of careful planning and much campaigning. Part of ...


New portal enhances patient safety
New portal enhances patient safety

Marie Jane Lopez Torres, R.N. navigates the Patient Safety Portal with hands-on training from Andrew Pigou and Shadan Fallahi. One of the main barriers to enhancing patient safety is the failure to learn from safety incidents. Baycrest Health Sciences has ...


Healthcare that (almost) makes house calls
Healthcare that (almost) makes house calls

Tele-counselling offers greater flexibility,” says Susie Hamilton, counsellor in the Cancer Centre’s Supportive Care Program at TBRHSC. At the request of one of her out of town patients, Hamilton investigated the possibility of having their appointments via the Ontario ...


Telemedicine pilot improves withdrawal management care
Telemedicine pilot improves withdrawal management care

Pat Larson, Nurse Practitioner, performing a telemedicine consult. Photo credit: Kevin Holm. Since the late 1990s, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has offered two-way videoconferencing to increase access to patient care and education for health care professionals and patients. However, ...


Researchers create “black box” for use in operating rooms
Researchers create “black box” for use in
operating rooms

The black box is only for laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgeries that insert video cameras in thin plastic tubes into small incisions in the body. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have developed a “black box” for use in operating rooms, ...


First hospital in Canada with completely paperless medical record system
First hospital in Canada with completely paperless
medical record system

Ontario Shores physicians Dr. Ilan Fischler and Dr. Tam showcase the various features of the EMR to evaluator Pate Wise, VP, HIMSS. Advancing care for people with a mental illness is paramount for Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences ...


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