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New online tool directs patients and visitors to support services in the community

By Selma Al-Samarrai Often, discharged patients, community members or visitors come to Unity Health Toronto staff asking for help to find social care such as...

Virtual interpreting service helps break down language barriers

By Kris Olsen As Canada’s third largest and third-most populous province, British Columbia (B.C.) is home to people of many different ethnic origins. According to...

New report a roadmap for accelerating virtual health services in Canada

Today, the Virtual Care Task Force (VCTF), a collaboration of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada...

Telehealth for a new reality

By Dr. Sandy Buchman A few weeks ago, the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) held interesting discussions on health innovation. The objective: to...

From senior care to pharma, new speech-analyzer tool addresses gaps, meets needs

By Dianne Daniel It begins with small mistakes. People forget their medication, miss an appointment or have trouble managing their diabetes. Eventually the errors compound...

$49 million federal investment in a Digital Health and Discovery Platform

On May 23, 2019, in Montreal, Quebec, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation Science and Economic Development, announced that the government will invest...

Using smart technologies to make a meaningful impact on patient care

By Christina Cindric At Mackenzie Health, staff across the organization have worked hard to integrate innovative, smart health care technologies into the way care is...

Thinking differently about innovation

By Sean Peacocke A common strategy organizations use to increase innovation is to throw more money at it. Yet we know success factors for...

The future of healthcare depends on a new vision to fuel innovation

By Neil Fraser Ontario’s recently announced strategy to expand digital and virtual healthcare over the next couple of years is encouraging for all of us...
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World first robotic interventional brain surgery

By Roger Boyle Over 62,000 strokes occur in Canada each year, and for patients, access to treatment is critical to survival and improved recovery. In November,...

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