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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POEMs—Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters
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Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it
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Preserving the human touch in medicine in a digital age
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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
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The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?
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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.
Meet emerging physician innovators Drs. Alex Bilbily and Latif Murji
In 2018, medical residents and innovators Drs. Alex Bilbily and Latif Murji both received Joule Innovation grants for their respective initiatives.
What can tiny fish teach us about cancer research?
Zebrafish have been making a splash in cancer research―that’s because they lead to more personalized treatments and reduced side effects. What do these tiny vertebrates and humans have in common?
The future is voice first
We’re all familiar with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant―but have you thought about how voice first technology can be applied in health care?
How the backbone of care is changing
For this physician on a volunteer trip in post-earthquake Haiti, scarcity created opportunity. Learn the story behind Cloud DX from Dr. Sonny Kohli.
Time to embrace the promise of virtual health care
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Why are fax machines still the norm in 21st-century health care?