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Physician innovators: Technology driven solutions

By Nicole Forget and Stacey Palangio Fall marks the time of year when Canada’s most entrepreneurial physicians are recognized and celebrated, all in the name...

Celebrating Earl Bakken. Legendary Medtronic co-founder passes away in Hawaii.

Medtronic co-founder Earl E. Bakken, a pioneer in medical technology whose inventions impacted the lives of millions of people around the world, passed away...

Virtual reality helps ease the pain for wound care patients

By Blain Fairbairn In a Canadian first, patients undergoing wound care procedures at Calgary’s Rockyview General Hospital are now using a virtual-reality program to help...

3D-printed model helps in complex surgery to remove 50 tumours

By Season Osborne The uterus fits in the palm of Dr. Sony Singh’s hand. The large pink lumps inside the clear, plastic 3D-printed model are...

First Canadian face transplant a success

In what constitutes a first in Canada, a team of surgeons from the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal), led by the distinguished plastic surgeon...

Significant gap still exists between Canadians’ desire and ability to access digital health services

Canadians increasingly want access to digital health services, but there is a significant gap between this desire and their ability to access various services...

New app connects patients with their care team

By Maria Hayes When Sandy Lubert first met Claudia Leduc, a registered nurse in St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Mood Disorders Outpatient Clinic, it was because...

New tool tackles major barrier to health innovation adoption in Ontario

By Elise Johnson Procurement myths are well-known barriers to innovation adoption in Ontario. A new tool is available to help hospitals pull innovation into...

Digital health e-services save health care system millions

Personal health records and other e-services provide $106 to $134 million a year in value to the health care system Both Canadians and the health care system benefit when...

Innovative procurement at Southlake Regional Health Centre: Heather’s Story

By Jessie Boogaard and  Melicent Lavers-Sailly Heather Stevens has rarely gotten a good break when it comes to her health. Even as a child, she remembers...

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