Innovation and Technology

New bedside paediatric early warning system helps prevent unneccesary code blues
New Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System

The Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System was developed to help clinicians identify children who are clinically deteriorating. Unfortunately, the harrowing scene of doctors and nurses running with crash carts to a child’s bedside after an ‘unexpected’ code blue is a ...


Healthcare is green at Fraser Health
Healthcare is green at Fraser Health

Glen Garrick and Ruth Abramson have been working to reduce the carbon, and environmental footprint of Fraser Health and other British Columbia health care organizations. From winter to summer and back, Fraser Health (FH) was completely carbon neutral in 2012. ...


Computer assisted rehabilitation environment
Computer assisted rehabilitation environment

Amputee Terry Lewis walks in the ‘countryside’ as he works on his balance skills on the CAREN (Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) — the only clinical virtual reality simulator of its kind in Western Canada — at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in ...


Digital Health Challenge offers up to $1 million in rewards
Digital Health Challenge offers up to $1 million
in rewards

Clinicians who use digital health to connect with their patients and peers, as well as those implementing digital health solutions into their practices, are being encouraged to take part in the e-Connect Impact Challenge. Clinicians who use digital health to ...


The reality of robots: Helping patients walk again
The reality of robots: Helping patients walk again

Through the use of their Robotic Suit, Ekso has helped individuals take over a million steps that would not have otherwise been possible. Robotic technologies in the field of neuro-rehabilitation are increasingly associated with improved patient outcomes. While the technology ...

Posted: February 4, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Research|0 comments

New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health care sector
New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health
care sector

JJ Knott, outgoing President of CHES National, and outgoing Director, Plant Operations at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario will help the Coalition lead the energy efficiency activities on behalf of the Coalition and CHES Ontario. Funding is provided ...


Robotic surgery: Is it safe?
Robotic surgery: Is it safe?

If you surf the internet or watch late night television, you are no doubt aware of the close scrutiny robotic surgery is under. Medical experts from reputable institutions have come forward decrying the lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness and ...


eLearning: Cost effective training for geographically diverse staff
eLearning: Cost effective training for geographically
diverse staff

The Saint Elizabeth web-based diabetes education program provides interactive learning and all content is based on current Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Training thousands of health professionals across a diverse geography like Newfoundland and Labrador is no ...


Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future
Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future

Recently, a young woman in her mid-30s was referred to me by her family physician. She is a mother of two children under the age of seven who had discovered a lump in her breast. Our team at North York ...


Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening
Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening

Dr. Alla Reznik, of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Lakehead University. Getting a mammogram every two years for breast screening helps make sure any problems are caught at an early stage. The earlier you find it, the better. ...


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