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Health care innovation: Barriers and opportunities

Intellijoint Surgical is a great Canadian success story. It all started when co-founder, Armen Bakirtzian, came up with an idea for a product to...

Scaling up virtual care in Canada: Addressing the barriers to capitalize on the opportunities

By Dr. Gigi Osler In the world of medicine, we are living in an incredibly exciting time. Remarkable innovations in everything from minimally invasive surgery...

New computer-aided model may help predict sepsis

Can a computer-aided model predict life-threatening sepsis? A model developed in the UK that uses routinely collected data to identify early symptoms of sepsis,...

Virtual care: The front door to patient-centred care

By Dr. Ed Brown Elizabeth, a 40-year-old from Moncton, NB, was diagnosed with a unique tumour that couldn’t be treated locally. Dr. Calvin Law, an...

Wound care revolution: Put away your rulers and reach for your phone

New app piloted in Montreal hospitals gives accurate, touchless wound measurements By Julie Robert Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, whose lack of...

Wearable therapy

A Toronto research team has created clothing with a special something inside that delivers therapy in a whole new way. The novel shirt and pants...

Digital health could improve care for Canadian seniors

By Shelagh Maloney In February 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report that shows the care Canadian seniors receive falls short...

Smart beds: Monitoring health during sleep

By Linda Huestis Imagine a bed that monitors an older adult’s health while they sleep and alerts a health-care provider if there are potential problems. That’s...

Workshop inspires students to brainstorm senior-sector innovations

By Ilan Mester Often times, the best ideas surface when people with different perspectives join forces. Recently, the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health...

Innovation in aging and brain health

By David Stoller It is an undeniable reality that as the global population ages, all countries must improve their involvement in helping manage and care...

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