Dr. John Pacey, a vascular surgeon from Vancouver, was one of five Joule Innovation grant recipients in 2017. He received $25,000 to further develop the Pacey Cuff, a urethral control device for post-prostatectomy. The Pacey Cuff provides confident self-control without any discomfort for those who have urinary sphincter incompetence. It allows for the resumption of normal life activities with minimal use of expensive pads and no use of adult diapers.
Meet physician innovator Dr. Eitan Prisman
Dr. Eitan Prisman was one of five Joule Innovation grant recipients in 2017. He received a grant to develop...
Collaboration―making great things happen
Entrepreneurship can be isolating and overwhelming. To accomplish his goals, one physician knew he would require the support of a multi-disciplinary team.
Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide
Health care organizations sometimes choose change, and sometimes have change thrust upon them; either way, the results aren’t always positive. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Frustrated by poor quality referrals? An easy-to-use solution is spreading
When it comes to poor quality referrals, doctors and their patients lose out. Just one piece of missing information when referring a patient to another doctor can delay their access to care.
Three skills doctors need today
The ability to coach, communicate and collaborate well with team members can actually make a life-or-death difference for a patient. So why don’t we teach them to physicians?
The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?
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.
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?
Where the Board Room Meets the Exam Room: Bringing Business Leaders to Healthcare's Frontline
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.
Dr. Alexa Will See You Now: Can We Trust Digital Assistants With Our Health Data?
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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.
The power of connections
We interviewed past Joule Innovation grant recipient Dr. DiValentino to learn about how the connections he's made along the way has helped improve access to care.
Medicine involves leadership―Dr. Gigi Osler says ‘let’s lead the way’
Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Gigi Osler says when it comes to physician leadership, it’s time to change our mindsets.
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.
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.
Advice from an editor-in-chief: how to avoid information overload
With an abundance of clinical information available at our fingertips at all times, it’s easy to get overwhelmed―so how do you keep up without compromising the quality of care?
What’s Holding Women in Medicine Back from Leadership