Innovator

  • It takes grit

    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.

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  • Get to know Joule’s Innovation grant recipients

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  • Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Dr. Latif Murji discusses his perspective on the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how it was transformed by a simulation event he did in medical school.

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  • The hospital of the future

    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.

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  • Translational medicine—the head and heart of the matter

    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%.

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  • How can a mobile app improve access to care for rural, remote and Indigenous communities?

    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.

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  • Engineering solutions to clinical challenges

    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.

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  • When worlds collide: unique perspective leads to portable GPS for surgeons

    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.

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  • This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover

    This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover

    How one Calgary-based doctor reinvented the otoscope with computer vision

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  • From prototype to puzzle piece

    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.

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  • A win-win-win: How a novel integrated approach is disrupting dementia care

    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.

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  • How AI will drive up the value of “soft actions”

    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.

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  • What it takes to scale innovation

    What it takes to scale innovation

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  • I'm a physician and I don't hate digital health care tools

    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.

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  • Burnout at your fingertips

    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.

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  • Disruption…more than just a buzzword?

    Disruption…more than just a buzzword?

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  • Engaging Patients Using Digital Technology — Learning from Other Industries

    Engaging Patients Using Digital Technology — Learning from Other Industries

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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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  • Caring for marginalized patients

    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.

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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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