Innovation and digital health

  • There must be a better way: sanitization robot invented to speed up COVID-19 cleaning protocols

    There must be a better way: sanitization robot invented to speed up COVID-19 cleaning protocols

    With new COVID-19 cleaning protocols adding to surgical wait times, Dr. Joseph Ma and Bionic-i™ create a sanitization device to increase efficiency in operating rooms and beyond

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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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  • Using AI to ease troubled minds: a remarkable search to improve treatment for depression

    Using AI to ease troubled minds: a remarkable search to improve treatment for depression

    Dr. David Benrimoh and his start-up, Aifred Health, are applying AI technology to break the “guess and check” cycle of depression treatment. Post-Joule Innovation grant, here’s what is helping them to

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  • Innovation at work: Anticipating infectious disease outbreaks

    Innovation at work: Anticipating infectious disease outbreaks

    BlueDot, Dr. Kamran Khan’s AI health company, sent the first warnings of the coronavirus

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  • Keep calm and turn your phone on: 12 doctor-approved medical apps

    Keep calm and turn your phone on: 12 doctor-approved medical apps

    Medical apps are everywhere. Dr. Chandi Chandrasena shares what doctors should consider before they download an app as well as which she recommends.

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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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  • Convergence: how three technologies inspired one solution to help surgeons

    Convergence: how three technologies inspired one solution to help surgeons

    Edgcumbe’s true aspiration for the Pico Lantern is for it to evolve from novel, innovative idea to tried and true product that's making a difference for patients.

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  • How can digital technology improve patient safety?

    How can digital technology improve patient safety?

    Dr. Nada Gawad shares her inspiration for the app, the value of teamwork in turning her vision into reality and tackling some obstacles in innovation.

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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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  • The hospital of the future

    The hospital of the future

    On this episode of Boldly, Charles Choi speaks to his Joule Innovation Council mentor, Dr. Tatiana Rac. Their conversation covers Choi’s journey as co-created VitalEyes.

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  • Translational medicine — the head and heart of the matter

    Translational medicine — the head and heart of the matter

    Translational medicine helped this resident fast track the creation of a brain cooling device. His goal? To reduce the chance of brain damage post-cardiac arrest from 38% to 3%.

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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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  • Engineering solutions to clinical challenges

    Engineering solutions to clinical challenges

    Eric Zhao is using his unique background in engineering and medicine to bring on big changes to the clinical practice. Like any big change, it’s an uphill battle.

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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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  • This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover

    This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover

    How one Calgary-based doctor reinvented the otoscope with computer vision.

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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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  • How AI will drive up the value of “soft actions”

    How AI will drive up the value of “soft actions”

    Care planning. Communication. Collaboration. Every one of these actions is essential to the delivery of care. Yet, they’re often a lower priority than “hard” actions.

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  • Overcoming barriers to virtual care adoption can help you connect with your patients

    Overcoming barriers to virtual care adoption can help you connect with your patients

    The advantages of virtual care are clear, but adoption is lagging. What’s preventing many physicians from embracing virtual care technologies?

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