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...
POEMs—Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters
Listen to Drs. Mark Ebell and Roland Grad as they explain how the POEMs process works, how their delivery has evolved – and what it will look like in the future.
Ask a Librarian: Lyme disease
Want to be current on the latest evidence on Lyme disease? Here are some resources selected by Joule’s Ask a Librarian team using a variety of tools offered with CMA membership.
Disruption…more than just a buzzword?
Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing
Sometimes the mentor you want isn't the mentor that you need.
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.
Not using point-of-care tools yet? This resident will change your mind
Medicine is changing rapidly—is your information up-to-date? Dr. Bezanson explains which point-of-care tools help him stay on top of everything.
From one doctor to another: here’s what you can do about burnout
Burnout is not solely related to personal resilience. Here’s what you can do individually and at an institution level. Dr. Duncan Rozario also shares what he has done to battle burnout.
How Doctors Can Be Better Mentors
(via Harvard Business Review)
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.
Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it
Research shows that teamwork is one of those rare situations where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. At least, it can be.
Communication: beyond nice bedside manner
What was once regarded as something of a frill — a “nice bedside manner” — is known now to be an essential tool in patient care.
Preserving the human touch in medicine in a digital age
Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness
According to Alberta doctor Theresa Eliasson: "Improving self-awareness highlights our talents".
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.
The true meaning of patient-centred care
Increasingly, physicians are discovering the importance of not just treating their patients’ symptoms―but also building compassionate partnerships with them.
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.
Teamwork: it’s way more than just playing along