Access to care

  • The doc is on TikTok: how physicians are using social media to build vaccine confidence

    The doc is on TikTok: how physicians are using social media to build vaccine confidence

    Medical experts across Canada are using their personal social media platforms to share information about COVID-19 vaccines

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  • How Black medical experts are building trust within Black communities about vaccines

    How Black medical experts are building trust within Black communities about vaccines

    "People are suspicious": Black physicians and scientists use virtual town halls to tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

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  • “Knowledge is medicine”: Indigenous health care experts tackle community COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

    “Knowledge is medicine”: Indigenous health care experts tackle community COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

    Maad’ookiing Mshkiki — Sharing Medicine — is a virtual hub to build trust among Indigenous peoples in COVID-19 vaccines

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  • Behind the innovation challenge: Montreal team sprints to manufacture low-cost ventilators for the world

    Behind the innovation challenge: Montreal team sprints to manufacture low-cost ventilators for the world

    With the supply of ventilators dwindling during the pandemic, Joule COVID-19 Innovation grant recipient sparks a global challenge to increase the stockpile.

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  • Swift smartphone app to monitor wounds expands to help more than 450,000 patients per month

    Swift smartphone app to monitor wounds expands to help more than 450,000 patients per month

    This Joule Innovation grant recipient continues to transform the treatment of chronic wounds, with new technology adopted by more than 3,900 health care institutions across the continuum of care.

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  • A bold step: Integrated model of dementia care expanding in 2021

    A bold step: Integrated model of dementia care expanding in 2021

    With her model already established in 117 communities, this Joule Innovation grant winner is expanding MINT memory clinics beyond Ontario.

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  • Secrets of success: how one hospital partnered with private industry to build a virtual care platform

    Secrets of success: how one hospital partnered with private industry to build a virtual care platform

    Virtual health company Maple helped Western Hospital kickstart a tele-rounding project in less than six months.

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  • Helping your patients get comfortable with virtual care: a how-to guide

    Helping your patients get comfortable with virtual care: a how-to guide

    With physical distancing measures in place, virtual care services have been propelled into the mainstream to help doctors and their patients connect safely at a distance.

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  • Q&A: We asked four experts five questions about innovation and the future of hospitals

    Q&A: We asked four experts five questions about innovation and the future of hospitals

    How do you imagine the future of hospitals? We spoke with four experts in this area―to get their insight on innovation in hospitals, their visions for the future and how we can get there.

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  • Teamwork: that’s the ticket to hatching patient-centered design

    Teamwork: that’s the ticket to hatching patient-centered design

    Lewis shares the story behind Flutter Wear from her original idea to flying to Hatching Health to find a team and how she hopes to continue developing the tool to support expectant mothers.

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  • Emergency medicine without borders

    Emergency medicine without borders

    Recent initiatives to improve access to technology and training in emergency medicine in very different parts of the world.

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  • Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Dr. Latif Murji discusses his perspective on the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how it was transformed by a simulation event he did in medical school.

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  • How can a mobile app improve access to care?

    How can a mobile app improve access to care?

    Dr. Sheila Wang shares her journey becoming a physician innovator and how she came up with the idea for Swift Medical while working in wound clinics.

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  • When worlds collide: A unique perspective leads to portable GPS for surgeons

    When worlds collide: A unique perspective leads to portable GPS for surgeons

    It’s not often we see these diverse skills lumped together in one place, especially within medical circles. However, when they all intersect, the results can be extraordinary.

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  • From prototype to puzzle piece

    From prototype to puzzle piece

    Heart failure―there is no cure, and many patients who require advanced treatment options simply lack access. One medical student knew there was a better way, so he 3D printed a solution.

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  • A win-win-win: How a novel integrated approach is disrupting dementia care

    A win-win-win: How a novel integrated approach is disrupting dementia care

    Fueled by her professional and personal experiences, the MINT model of care is the brainchild of Kitchener-based Dr. Linda Lee―a family physician with more than 30 years in practice.

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  • Meet physician innovator Dr. Linda Lee3:01

    Meet physician innovator Dr. Linda Lee

    Dr. Linda Lee and her initiative, MINT Memory Clinics, are disrupting current care models by providing access to high-quality dementia care within the local family doctor’s office.

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  • Home care requires heavy lifting ― here’s how digital health technologies can ease the burden

    Home care requires heavy lifting ― here’s how digital health technologies can ease the burden

    While a long-standing goal our health ministries have is to support greater home care and free up hospital waiting rooms, this has significant impact for

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  •  A high touch, high tech approach to COPD monitoring

    A high touch, high tech approach to COPD monitoring

    Without the right means to treat and manage COPD, it can be deadly. Learn key lessons from a hospital that introduced remote monitoring technology to reduce hospital visits and lengths of stay.

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  • Remote monitoring technology helps seniors breathe better at home

    Remote monitoring technology helps seniors breathe better at home

    Living with chronic illness often means frequent visits to the emergency department and long hospital stays. Until now.

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