In 2018, resident physician Dr. Nada Gawad received a $25,000 Joule Innovation grant for her social initiative, the My On Call (MOC) Pager App. The MOC Pager App aims to reduce clinical errors to improve patient safety. The grant will help her launch the application, which works in tandem with the user’s medical training to improve safe clinical decision-making. The MOC Pager App helps users to learn and integrate additional skills like prioritization, time management and efficiency, with no risk to real patients.
4 tips for adopting an innovation mindset
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Can coaching help doctors and residents tackle burnout?
Dr. Mamta Gautam shares what sparked her interest in physician health and wellness, how coaching can prevent burnout as well as powerful stories sure to change your perception of mental health.
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.
This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover
How one Calgary-based doctor reinvented the otoscope with computer vision.
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?
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.
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.
Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing
Sometimes the mentor you want isn't the mentor that you need.
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.
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.
Preserving the human touch in medicine in a digital age
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?