In 2019, Dr. Linda Lee received a $100,000 Joule Innovation grant for her initiative, MINT Memory Clinics. MINT is disrupting the current dementia care model by making more efficient use of limited resources―and for the first time―provides access to the necessary high-quality dementia care within the local family doctor’s office.
Ask a Librarian: Influenza
Why is the flu shot so important? Health Canada ranked influenza and pneumonia among the top 10 leading causes of death in Canada.
Keep calm and turn your phone on: 12 doctor-approved medical apps
Medical apps are everywhere. Dr. Chandi Chandrasena shares what doctors should consider before they download an app as well as which she recommends.
How can digital technology improve patient safety?
Dr. Nada Gawad shares her inspiration for the app, the value of teamwork in turning her vision into reality and tackling some obstacles in innovation.
Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy?
These two concepts are often confused. Dr. Nicole Audet, author of The Magic of Empathy, explains: while sympathy provides solace, empathy allows us to grow.
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.
Getting to the top of your game: Will a coach help?
Career coaches—top athletes and singers have them. Should doctors have them too?
Ask a Librarian: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is very common―it’s estimated more than 75% of sexually active men and women will be affected in their lifetime. Joule's librarians share clinical resources on the topic.
Five keys, three Ts and mindfulness: adding compassion to your practice
What would happen if every doctor committed to giving every patient 40 seconds of compassion?
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.
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.
Finding a mentor
What with trying to establish your career and all, you don’t really have the time to scale random peaks until you find the perfect mentor. What to do?
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?
What it takes to scale innovation
Ask a Librarian: suicide prevention and depression
Approximately 10 Canadians die by suicide every day. Suicide is currently ranked as the 9th leading cause of death. Joule's librarians share a selection of clinical resources on the topics.
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.
Take a deep breath…let’s talk conflict
If you’ve worked in a busy and demanding health care organization (is there any other kind?) you’ve encountered on-the-job conflict. Is conflict a good or bad thing?
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?