Access to care

  • How collaboration shaped my experience with innovation

    How collaboration shaped my experience with innovation

    Early in my practice, I noticed a pattern that was going to sink our health care system if we didn’t address it.

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

    When worlds collide: 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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  • Get to know Joule’s Innovation grant recipients

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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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  • Frustrated by poor quality referrals? An easy-to-use solution is spreading

    Frustrated by poor quality referrals? An easy-to-use solution is spreading

    When it comes to poor quality referrals, doctors and their patients lose out. Just one piece of missing information when referring a patient to another doctor can delay their access to care.

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  • The power of connections

    The power of connections

    We interviewed past Joule Innovation grant recipient Dr. DiValentino to learn about how the connections he's made along the way has helped improve access to care.

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  • Meet physician innovator Dr. Don Burke1:39

    Meet physician innovator Dr. Don Burke

    In 2018, Dr. Don Burke received a Joule Innovation grant for Critical Outreach & Diagnostic Intervention (CODI), an on-demand, immediate support service connecting rural physicians and intensivists.

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  • Meet physician innovator Dr. Dennis DiValentino1:37

    Meet physician innovator Dr. Dennis DiValentino

    In 2017, Dr. Dennis DiValentino received a Joule Innovation grant for his social innovation, Ramcare, to help provide care to marginalized individuals.

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  • How the backbone of care is changing

    How the backbone of care is changing

    For this physician on a volunteer trip in post-earthquake Haiti, scarcity created opportunity. Learn the story behind Cloud DX from Dr. Sonny Kohli.

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  • The future is voice first

    The future is voice first

    We’re all familiar with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant―but have you thought about how voice first technology can be applied in health care?

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  • The future of healthcare at home | Sonny Kohli

    The future of healthcare at home | Sonny Kohli

    (via TEDxToronto)

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  • Virtual Health - Coordinating Care In The Future

    Virtual Health - Coordinating Care In The Future

    (via Forbes)

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  • Virtual care moves toward the frontline of provider-patient relationships

    Virtual care moves toward the frontline of provider-patient relationships

    (via Healthcare Dive)

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  • The future is already upon us—let’s be bold about it

    The future is already upon us—let’s be bold about it

    Since Joule’s creation almost three years ago, we have been working to prepare physicians for the future that is already upon us.

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  • Time to embrace the promise of virtual health care

    Time to embrace the promise of virtual health care

    (via CMAJ News)

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