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  • Ask a Librarian: Lyme disease

    Ask a Librarian: Lyme disease

    Want to be current on the latest evidence on Lyme disease? Here are some resources selected by Joule’s Ask a Librarian team using a variety of tools offered with CMA membership.

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  • Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Sometimes the mentor you want isn't the mentor that you need.

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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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  • 12 mobile apps to help you automate your practice

    12 mobile apps to help you automate your practice

    In the medical field, time is of the essence―often split between patient care, being on call and managing your practice. Here are 12 apps that could help you maximize your time.

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  • From one doctor to another: here’s what you can do about burnout

    From one doctor to another: here’s what you can do about burnout

    Burnout is not solely related to personal resilience. Here’s what you can do individually and at an institution level. Dr. Duncan Rozario also shares what he has done to battle burnout.

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  • Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Research shows that teamwork is one of those rare situations where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. At least, it can be.

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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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  • Communication: beyond nice bedside manner

    Communication: beyond nice bedside manner

    What was once regarded as something of a frill — a “nice bedside manner” — is known now to be an essential tool in patient care.

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  • Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness

    Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness

    According to Alberta doctor Theresa Eliasson: "Improving self-awareness highlights our talents".

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  • Teamwork: it’s way more than just playing along

    Teamwork: it’s way more than just playing along

    Few people already working in health care have had team training as part of their educations. However, there are a lot of resources to help health care organizations create teams.

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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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  • 5 tips for success from physician innovators and entrepreneurs

    5 tips for success from physician innovators and entrepreneurs

    Whether you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur or you’re looking to take your skills to the next level, here is a collection of some of the best advice we’ve heard from podcast guests.

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  • Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide

    Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide

    Health care organizations sometimes choose change, and sometimes have change thrust upon them; either way, the results aren’t always positive. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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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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  • Three skills doctors need today

    Three skills doctors need today

    The ability to coach, communicate and collaborate well with team members can actually make a life-or-death difference for a patient. So why don’t we teach them to physicians?

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  • Five big trends in health care and why we should welcome them

    Five big trends in health care and why we should welcome them

    These industry disruptors are not only changing the way we deliver health care, but also the way we think about it.

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  • How to integrate virtual care solutions within your practice

    How to integrate virtual care solutions within your practice

    From someone who knows: Aldous Vijh from Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) gives advice on how doctors can seamlessly transition their practice to include virtual care technologies.

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  • Change with the times, and the tech

    Change with the times, and the tech

    Innovative technologies have the potential to greatly improve health care.

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  • Can patient-generated data help physicians deliver better care?

    Can patient-generated data help physicians deliver better care?

    With an impending tidal wave of digital health information coming from patients, how do we reconcile the importance and value of a meticulous clinical history?

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  • Medicine involves leadership―Dr. Gigi Osler says ‘let’s lead the way’

    Medicine involves leadership―Dr. Gigi Osler says ‘let’s lead the way’

    Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Gigi Osler says when it comes to physician leadership, it’s time to change our mindsets.

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