Innovation and Technology

Centre performs 1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure
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
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
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 at-home dialysis
Improving patients’ quality of life with
at-home dialysis

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
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
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. ...


Vest helps rehabilitate after mild brain injuries
Vest helps rehabilitate after mild brain injuries

Wearing the weighted compression vest Linda DeGroot, right, practices balancing with the help of physiotherapist Shannon McGuire. It is common for people with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to feel anxious and unsettled, often having trouble judging distances. “We ...


The future of health care delivery: Telehomecare
The future of health care delivery: Telehomecare

Dr. Goel and his patient Beatrice. As the role of technology in our daily lives grows, more and more Canadians are turning to digital tools to manage their health and well-being.  By empowering Canadians to take control of their health, ...


Spreading healthcare innovation
Spreading healthcare innovation

A new pan-Canadian initiative is spreading innovative approaches that have successfully improved patient care and value-for-money. The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement launched the Spreading Healthcare Innovations Initiative, providing funding, coaching and other support to teams from Canadian health care organizations ...

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Bedside videoconferencing facilitates patient transfer
Bedside videoconferencing facilitates patient transfer

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital recently had a unique opportunity to facilitate the transfer of a client by demonstrating care through a remote communication model they call “bedside videoconferencing.” The virtual knowledge exchange took place with health care providers in ...


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