Innovation and Technology

Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer to home
Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer
to home

Cancer Screening Coach Team and community partners work together in priority areas in Hamilton to facilitate access to cancer screening. The Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario has been exploring new terrain in the concept of ‘mobile’ health with the ...


New app empowers patients by making self-management easy
New app empowers patients by making self-management easy

A new mobile app called Osler Outpatient is empowering patients by making it easier for them to manage their after-care once they leave the hospital. Whether they come to the hospital with the flu, broken bones, or a head injury ...

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“Do you do that laparoscopically?”
“Do you do that laparoscopically?”

Many traditional open surgeries for cancer treatment are now performed using a laparoscope for a minimally invasive approach.  Sunnybrook leads the way.   Dr. Shady Ashamalla. Photo credit, Doug Nicholson Mary Abbott returned home just two days after she had laparoscopic surgery ...


New portable x-ray provides better care for surgical patients
New portable x-ray provides better care for
surgical patients

Dr. Peter Hayashida manipulates the mini C-arm for a procedure in which a fishing hook was removed from the patient’s hand. Registered practical nurse Mike Alfermann looks on. Surgical patients at Rouge Valley are healing more quickly thanks to our ...


What’s on the 2015 Top 10 List of Game-Changing Health Technologies?
What’s on the 2015 Top 10 List of Game-Changing
Health Technologies?

With so many emerging drugs, medical devices, and procedures coming to market, how can health professionals, administrators, and patients identify the ones that could truly have a significant impact in Canada? That’s where the Canadian Network for Environmental Scanning in Health ...


Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with promising results
Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with
promising results

Imagine the frustration of not being able to put your car key in the ignition.  Or not being able to hold your dog’s leash to go for a walk.  Most of us take these abilities for granted.  For people with ...


Electrical pulses in spinal cord prove effective for chronic pain
Electrical pulses in spinal cord prove effective for
chronic pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation  neurostimulators are about the size of a pacemaker (approximately 4 cm in diameter), and are typically placed under the skin of the abdomen. While we all experience pain, it is estimated that about 340,000 Canadians suffer from ...


The future of healthcare and the role of medtech
The future of healthcare and the role of medtech

At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising costs of healthcare. Alternate funding models are being considered, including paying for outcomes, rather than paying for ...


Moving towards digital hospital records
Moving towards digital hospital records

Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure to adopt electronic medical records, the additional challenges associated with digitizing paper records can be overwhelming. How ...


Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home
Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home

A key role in supporting Fraser Health’s ‘Home is Best’ philosophy is the Home Health Surveillance Nurse who makes regular phone to calls to the Home Health Program’s senior clients. Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one ...


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