How Health Care Organizations are Using Technology to Enhance Patient Care

Ontario Hospital Association presents: In Ontario there are countless local success stories and numerous initiatives that utilize technology to enhance patient care. Many of these outstanding local achievements don’t appear in the news. This conference provides an opportunity to draw attention to local success stories, so others can take notice. It will highlight how health… Continue reading How Health Care Organizations are Using Technology to Enhance Patient Care

3D Printing: A Revolution In Medicine

By: Shanza Anwaar CNBC News reports how “3D printing has been successfully used in the health care sector to make prosthetic limbs, custom hearing aids and dental fixtures”.  The innovative technology is now being used for creating more intricate structures such as human tissue. 3D printing is an affordable way of “making three-dimensional solid objects… Continue reading 3D Printing: A Revolution In Medicine

Grand Challenges Canada: Vote for ViroCarb’s Life-Saving Medicine against HIV

Funded by the Government of Canada, Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting bold ideas with big impact in global health. The Challenge Massive inequalities in health exist across the globe because of persistent global health challenges. Historically, some of the greatest impacts in global health were from innovators who tried out bold ideas. The… Continue reading Grand Challenges Canada: Vote for ViroCarb’s Life-Saving Medicine against HIV

First Step to Pan-Canadian Approach to Management of Drug Costs

By: Richard Y. Cheung and Ingrid VanderElst | Toronto On January 18, 2013, the Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec) announced a joint initiative (PDF) designed to achieve significant cost savings for publicly funded drug plans. Working through the Council of the Federation, participating provinces and territories will leverage their combined bargaining… Continue reading First Step to Pan-Canadian Approach to Management of Drug Costs

Divided We Conquer

By Gary Hodgins This is the second part of the 2 part blog. The first section, “United They Stand”, went over the leading reason for hospital-acquired infections. This section will explore ways to solve this issue. Firstly, it is foolhardy to suspect that we can overcome these challenges created by the existence of biofilms.  Our… Continue reading Divided We Conquer

United They Stand

By Gary Hodgins This is the first part of a 2 part blog. This section goes over the leading reason for hospital-acquired infections. The next section of this blog, “Divide We Conquer” will go over ways to solve this issue. Many leading experts in infection control are confounded by the rapid increase in hospital-acquired infections. … Continue reading United They Stand