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.
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Health care professionals have been facing intense uncertainty and demand due to the pandemic, making it tough to see personal wellness risks. Dr. Michael Kaufmann shares red flags to look out for.
Virtual health company Maple helped Western Hospital kickstart a tele-rounding project in less than six months.
Most physicians will say medicine was their calling, but it's tough on the body and mind. Dr. Jillian Horton says it’s time to confront professional prejudices with mental health.
With physical distancing measures in place, virtual care services have been propelled into the mainstream to help doctors and their patients connect safely at a distance.
While you can’t avoid every situation that causes moral distress, there are strategies to decrease their impact on your well-being and help you feel more in control when these feelings resurface.
The COVID-19 pandemic can cause ethically complex scenarios for physicians. Dr. Caroline Gérin-Lajoie shares tips on how to recognize moral distress and suggests some coping strategies.
At the outset of the pandemic, psychiatrist Dr. Mamta Gautam was one of the first to set up a daily video call for Canadian physicians. Here's how she did it and why it’s proving to be valuable.
Dr. Ann Collins shares what's going on in the New Brunswick long-term care home where she is a co-director.
A quiet hospital may sound like good news right now, but falling admissions leave Dr. Ann Collins and her colleagues worrying whether patients are avoiding the care they need in favour of isolation.
After two weeks of isolation, Dr. Ann Collins returns to her family practice in Fredericton, NB. Only, it’s much different than when she left it.
These days, it may feel like you’re running a marathon, except you don’t know the distance, the route is unpredictable and you have no way to judge if you’re fit enough to finish.
Talking with children about dangerous or scary situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for all parents. A clinical psychologist shares considerations for those on the front lines.
When Dr. Ann Collins and her husband went to Florida in late February, they had no idea they would be returning home to the COVID-19 pandemic and two weeks of self-isolation. Here’s how it went.
Introducing change in medicine is hard ― making it stick is even harder. Dr. Duncan Rozario, Head of Surgery at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, used the Kotter model to make it easier.
BlueDot, Dr. Kamran Khan’s AI health company, sent the first warnings of the coronavirus
Like many other members of your health care team, caregivers are in distress. They’re struggling with loss, change, increase of responsibility and burnout. How can you care for them too?
It's about more than just resilience.
It's not the destination you thought you were headed for: so drained by the drive to learn, to qualify, to deliver care, you can’t summon up a drop of emotional energy. This is burnout.
The impact of stress on doctors and learners is very real. Mindfulness can help—but how do you get started?
The short answer: yes. For doctors, it can improve communication and remove the mental clutter that gets in the way of both empathy and open-minded diagnosis.