In 2018, Dr. Don Burke received a $25,000 Joule Innovation grant for his initiative, Critical Outreach & Diagnostic Intervention (CODI). CODI is an on-demand, immediate support service connecting rural physicians and intensivists in British Columbia. CODI provides an on-demand, virtual 24/7, immediate point of care service that connects rural physicians and intensivist in British Columbia. The CODI app aims to provide better patient outcomes, fewer unnecessary hospital transfers and reduced health care costs.
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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
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.
Engaging Patients Using Digital Technology — Learning from Other Industries
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.
It takes grit
Innovation isn’t always about a ‘lightbulb moment’. The journey is often rocky, and you must pivot along the way. Drs. Puneet Seth and Damon Ramsey share their journey in our latest podcast.
Preserving the human touch in medicine in a digital age
How to Get Health Care Employees Onboard with Change
(via Harvard Business Review)
Creating affordable and supportive housing strategies for seniors
One organization knows it takes a village to care for that community—see how they’re bridging the gap with innovation.
Caring for marginalized patients
Dr. Dennis DiValentino shares how he got to where he is today, why he is so passionate about marginalized patient care and how technology helps doctors meet their needs.
How American EMRs came to dominate Canadian health care
(via CMAJ News)
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.
In this column, I’ll share books and articles about health care innovation, system change and leading health care technologies.
5 Skills Medical Students Need For The Future
(via The Medical Futurist)
Meet emerging physician innovators Charles Choi and Eric Zhao
In 2018, both Charles Choi and Eric Zhao received $5,000 Joule Innovation grants in the student category for their respective initiatives.
Commercialization, it needn’t be a dirty word
Often our biggest ideas come from unlikely places. And they don’t always come before a project is conceived. Sometimes, they appear somewhere along the way―even through bringing your product to market
The Big Word Holding Health Care Back: Interoperability
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.
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.
Change with the times, and the tech
Innovative technologies have the potential to greatly improve health care.
Harnessing Digital Information to Improve Population Health