In 2018, Dr. Brian Courtney received a $80,000 Joule Innovation grant for his initiative, Conavi Medical. Conavi Medical is a commercial-stage medical device company that develops and sells image guidance technologies for use in minimally invasive procedures. Ultimately, Conavi’s goal is to be the world-leading provider of image guidance technologies for use in minimally invasive procedures so that they may be simpler, faster, safer and more cost-effective.
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Innovation at work: Anticipating infectious disease outbreaks
BlueDot, Dr. Kamran Khan’s AI health company, sent the first warnings of the coronavirus
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.
Q&A: We asked four experts five questions about innovation and the future of hospitals
Convergence: how three technologies inspired one solution to help surgeons
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.
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.
Emergency medicine without borders
Recent initiatives to improve access to technology and training in emergency medicine in very different parts of the world.
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.
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%.
How can a mobile app improve access to care for rural, remote and Indigenous communities?
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.
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.
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.
This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover
How one Calgary-based doctor reinvented the otoscope with computer vision.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
What it takes to scale innovation
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