In 2018, Dr. David Benrimoh received a $25,000 Joule Innovation grant for his initiative, Aifred Health. Aifred Health seeks to develop a clinical decision aid for physicians that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to aid optimal depression treatment for any given patient. Using deep learning, an AI technique, Aifred Health is training computer algorithms with medical data to produce treatment decision aids that support physicians in prescribing treatments more effectively.
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...
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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.
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: 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
I'm a physician and I don't hate digital health care tools
A new wave of digital health tools is helping to shift the focus back to the patient. Read what Dr. Doug Kavanagh has to say about digital health care tools.
Burnout at your fingertips
Electronic health records were supposed to be the miracle cure for every shortcoming in Canadian health care, but no one predicted the toll it would take on physicians.
5 must read resources on artificial intelligence for doctors
Must read resources on artificial intelligence for doctors
Disruption…more than just a buzzword?
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