Dr. Wey Leong, a surgical oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, was one of five 2017 Joule Innovation grant recipients. He received a $25,000 grant to develop ReFilx, a biodegradable scaffold to aid in the regeneration of soft tissue which will reduce the rates of re-operation and mastectomy, improving the quality of life for breast cancer surgery patients and reduce the need for further surgeries. The product will solve an unmet clinical need that affects millions of women annually worldwide.
Meet physician innovator Dr. Jack Pacey
Dr. John Pacey was one of five Joule Innovation grant recipients in 2017. He received a grant to further de...
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Lindee’s picks for June
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
(via Harvard Business Review)
The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?
Ending the love affair with the fax machine
As more advanced alternatives become available in health care, we continue to have the following debate: should the fax machine still be the primary tool we use to communicate sensitive information?
Dr. Alexa Will See You Now: Can We Trust Digital Assistants With Our Health Data?
(via Singularity Hub)
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.
If at first you don’t succeed…
Dr. Dennis Reich and Dr. Breanne Everett share the value of being around like-minded individuals as well as the importance of patience when it comes to innovation.
Meet physician innovator Dr. David Benrimoh
In 2018, Dr. David Benrimoh received a $25,000 Joule Innovation grant for his initiative, Aifred Health.
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?
Dr. Matthew Bromwich shares his story of innovating within the hospital setting.
Meet physician innovator Dr. Brian Courtney
In 2018, Dr. Brian Courtney received a Joule Innovation grant for his initiative, Conavi Medical, a commercial-stage medical device company.
4 tips for adopting an innovation mindset
For those who not only want to be prepared for the fast-changing landscape in health care, but who actually want to be active adopters, disrupters and influencers.
The power of connections