Digital Health InfoCast
Canada Health Infoway’s Digital Health InfoCast brings health leaders and innovators together to explore a wide range of topics. New episodes released on Tuesdays.
info_outline Episode 36: How Can Technology Support Clinician Well-being? 10/19/2021
Episode 36: How Can Technology Support Clinician Well-being? The pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on those who deliver care. What are the unique mental health challenges that clinicians are facing, and how can technology help connect them to support? Tim Rice, CEO, The Rounds, and family physicians Dr. Robert Sealey and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat join us for this important conversation.
info_outline Episode 35: A Health Care Innovation Revolution 10/05/2021
Episode 35: A Health Care Innovation Revolution Technology has revolutionized how we work, communicate and socialize. But what’s on the horizon for health care? Join Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer for the United States, and Infoway's Brad Keates, Senior Director, Innovative Technologies to explore futures in heath technology.
info_outline Episode 34: Ethical Innovation in Health Care 09/21/2021
Episode 34: Ethical Innovation in Health Care Innovative technologies like AI are creating new opportunities for the health system — and new ethical considerations as well. How do we maximize the benefits of new technologies, while mitigating harms and unintended consequences? Join Infoway CTO Mario Voltolina and MIT scholar and former White House technology advisor, Dr. R. David Edelman.
info_outline Episode 33: Improving the Clinician Experience 09/07/2021
Episode 33: Improving the Clinician Experience In May 2021, Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Medical Association partnered to conduct a national survey to explore the use of virtual care by physicians. Dr. Ann Collins (President, CMA) and Michael Green (President & CEO, Infoway) unpack the survey findings at the recent Infoway Partnership Series session, in a conversation led by Sukirtha Tharmalingam (Manager, Evaluation Methods, Infoway).
info_outline Episode 32: Moving Forward with Virtual Care 08/17/2021
Episode 32: Moving Forward with Virtual Care The COVID-19 pandemic triggered rapid adoption of virtual care. But how might virtual care fit into a post-pandemic health system? Join Infoway's Barry Burk, Executive Vice President, Virtual Care Programs, and Shannon MacDonald, Managing Director, Accenture to discuss key considerations for sustaining virtual care.
info_outline Episode 31: Reimagining the Future of Canada's Health Systems 08/03/2021
Episode 31: Reimagining the Future of Canada's Health Systems Last year, Canada Health Infoway engaged in a consultative process to start a national dialogue about how to achieve the best future for Canada’s health system. Recently, Shelagh Maloney, Dr. Zayna Khayat and Lisa Purdy shared their insights at a C.D. Howe Institute event: Reimagining the Future of Canada’s Health Systems.
info_outline Episode 30: Machine Learning for a Cause 07/20/2021
Episode 30: Machine Learning for a Cause Canada has been an early leader in the AI space and there is no shortage of activity flourishing across the country. Today, we welcome Fanny Sie from Roche Canada and Indu Navar of Everything ALS to talk about machine learning and the End ALS Kaggle Challenge.
info_outline Episode 29: Training the Next Generation of Digital Health Leaders 07/06/2021
Episode 29: Training the Next Generation of Digital Health Leaders As more Canadians pursue careers in digital health and health informatics, it’s important that Canada has the academic programs to support their growth. Leading the way is the University of Victoria School of Health Information Science, a school that is building up the next generation of digital health leaders and innovators. We sit down with founding director Professor Denis Protti, current director Professor Andre Kushniruk and Infoway's Simon Hagens.
info_outline Episode 28: Open Access Digital Health Research 06/15/2021
Episode 28: Open Access Digital Health Research Research and knowledge sharing are vital aspects of advancing digital health. JMIR Publications helps scientists to disseminate innovations, ideas, protocols, and research results to the widest possible audience. We're pleased to welcome Gunther Eysenbach, founder, editor, and publisher of JMIR Publications, along with Simon Hagens, Senior Director, Performance Analytics, Canada Health Infoway.
info_outline Episode 27: Re-examining the Social Determinants of Health 06/01/2021
Episode 27: Re-examining the Social Determinants of Health The social determinants of health are the social and economic factors that influence health. Inequities occur when a person experiences poorer outcomes and quality of care based on who they are, where they live or what they have. But how do we integrate this data into digital health systems?
info_outline Episode 26: The Hospital at Home - Part Two 05/18/2021
Episode 26: The Hospital at Home - Part Two In the conclusion to our two-part episode, Dr. Michelle Grinman and Dr. Shauna Tierney discuss how hospital-level care can be provided in patients' own homes, and the benefits afforded by this model of care. Listen to the first part of our discussion in Episode 25.
info_outline Episode 25: The Hospital at Home - Part One 05/04/2021
Episode 25: The Hospital at Home - Part One As more Canadians adopt digital health tools, how we think about care delivery is changing. In this two-part episode, Dr. Michelle Grinman and Dr. Shauna Tierney join us to discuss how hospital-level care can be provided in patients' own homes.
info_outline Episode 24: Introducing Insights, a New Research Website 04/20/2021
Episode 24: Introducing Insights, a New Research Website According to Infoway research, today 65% of Canadians would use virtual visits instead of in-person visits for a prescription renewal.
info_outline Episode 22: Crisis in a Time of Innovation 03/16/2021
Episode 22: Crisis in a Time of Innovation In the conclusion to our first season, Dr. Rashaad Bhyat rejoins the Digital Health InfoCast to discuss the virtual care landscape, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation touches on emerging best practices, the importance of virtual care research and an evidence-based approach - and reasons to hope.
info_outline Episode 21: Exploring Standards and Interoperability 03/02/2021
Episode 21: Exploring Standards and Interoperability A key component of digital health is interoperability: the ability for different devices and systems to communicate seamlessly with each other, enabling the flow of data. Interoperability is achieved through different health standards. Join Ron Parker (Chair, HL7 Canada Affiliate, and Co-Chair, HL7 International Council) and Infoway standards experts Joel Francis and Joanie Harper, as they explore HL7, FHIR and other standards used in health care.
info_outline Episode 20: e-Mental Health: Research, Access and Connection 02/16/2021
Episode 20: e-Mental Health: Research, Access and Connection When it comes to mental health support, connection is critical. In this episode, we discuss research trends in e-mental health, and learn how virtual care can improve access and facilitate connections for families and individuals alike. Join the conversation with Infoway's Fraser Ratchford and Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie, President and co-founder of the Strongest Families Institute.
info_outline Episode 19: Evaluating the Impact of Virtual Care 02/02/2021
Episode 19: Evaluating the Impact of Virtual Care The rapid implementation of virtual care has changed Canadian health care - but how do we measure its impacts and evaluate its benefits? Dr. Sacha Bhatia, cardiologist and researcher at Women's College Hospital, joins Infoway's Simon Hagens for a discussion about virtual care research.
info_outline Episode 18: Digital Tools for Perinatal Mental Health 01/19/2021
Episode 18: Digital Tools for Perinatal Mental Health As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more Canadians are turning to mental health supports. In this episode, we explore a specialized field within mental health: perinatal mental health. Learn how digital tools are supporting pregnant people and new parents with Dr. Ariel Dalfen, Head of the Perinatal Mental Health and Perinatal Mental Health Telemedicine Programs at Mount Sinai Hospital.
info_outline Episode 17: A 2020 Virtual Care Retrospective (Part Two) 01/05/2021
Episode 17: A 2020 Virtual Care Retrospective (Part Two) Continuing our previous conversation, three clinicians look ahead to digital health in 2021, discussing possible futures for virtual care and offering advice to their past selves.
info_outline Episode 16: A 2020 Virtual Care Retrospective (Part One) 12/15/2020
Episode 16: A 2020 Virtual Care Retrospective (Part One) With 2020 drawing to a close, three clinicians reflect on their successes and challenges in implementing virtual care, responses to COVID-19 and Canada's shift towards digital health. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Natasha Deshwal, Dr. Ramana Appireddy and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat to share their experiences and insights.
info_outline Episode 15: Ask a Peer with PrescribeIT® 12/01/2020
Episode 15: Ask a Peer with PrescribeIT® Curious about e-prescribing? Wondering about the details, or its impact on your workflow? With "Ask a Peer," we're connecting you with fellow experts who have already begun their journey with PrescribeIT®, Canada's national e-prescribing service. Join us as pharmacist Andy Donald and family physician Dr. Daniel Pepe answer your questions and share their experiences.
info_outline Episode 14: What are the Keys to Sustainable Virtual Care? 11/17/2020
Episode 14: What are the Keys to Sustainable Virtual Care? Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have increasingly embraced a “virtual first” approach to their health care. While virtual care uptake has been rapid, can it be sustained beyond the current health crisis?
info_outline Episode 13: On the Far Side of a Screen 11/03/2020
Episode 13: On the Far Side of a Screen The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted significant uptake of virtual care. In this conversation, originally aired on the PATIENT podcast series, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute sits down with Infoway's Shelagh Maloney and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat to discuss virtual care's benefits, considerations, and how we can adapt to the change.
info_outline Episode 12: Peer Support through Digital Health 10/20/2020
Episode 12: Peer Support through Digital Health Connecting to people with similar lived experiences can be an important aspect of mental health support. Join Fraser Ratchford and Mike Herrell, Provincial Peer Support Coordinator at CHANNAL, as they discuss how digital health solutions can help improve access to care and enable connections between peers.
info_outline Episode 11: Integrating Digital Health and Mental Health 10/06/2020
Episode 11: Integrating Digital Health and Mental Health The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sweeping change to the health system, including metal health care. Many organizations are utilizing digital health solutions to help ensure that Canadians can access the care they need. In this episode, join CAMH's Dr. David Gratzer and Dr. Gillian Strudwick, and mental health coach Moshe Sakal, to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead.
info_outline Episode 10: Findings from "A Healthy Dialogue" 09/15/2020
Episode 10: Findings from "A Healthy Dialogue" In late 2019, Canada Health Infoway embarked on a large-scale public consultation with Canadians from every walk of life and in every province and territory. "A Healthy Dialogue" solicited Canadians' hopes, concerns and expectations for their health system, through two rounds of consultation: before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Jodi Shanoff from Environics Research and Infoway's Jane Holden share an exclusive early look at the project's findings.
info_outline Épisode 09 : Tel-jeunes/LigneParents, Se connecter pour traverser la crise 09/01/2020
Épisode 09 : Tel-jeunes/LigneParents, Se connecter pour traverser la crise Accessible par téléphone, clavardage, message-texte ou courriel, Tel-jeunes/LigneParents écoute sans juger, procure un soutien émotionnel et permet de trouver une réponse à ses questions. Dans cet épisode, Myriam Brel, d’Inforoute, discute avec Vanessa Blouin, directrice qualité, performance et partenariats, au sujet de l’historique de Tel-jeunes/LigneParents, de sa mission et de son utilisation des technologies pour aider les familles à traverser la crise de la COVID-19.
info_outline Episode 08: Digital Health Lessons from the NHSX 08/18/2020
Episode 08: Digital Health Lessons from the NHSX Digital health is a global mission, with countries around the world introducing digital solutions. This episode brings an in-depth snapshot of the NHSX just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Simon Eccles joins Infoway's Shelagh Maloney to discuss the NHSX's five missions and how the UK's experiences can apply to Canada's digital health journey. Key themes of interoperability empowerment are strikingly resonant.
info_outline Episode 07: Environmentally Sustainable Health Care 08/04/2020
Episode 07: Environmentally Sustainable Health Care We live in an increasingly interconnected world - both online and off. What happens in health care affects other systems as well, including natural ones. What impact might virtual care have on the environment? How can we build environmentally sustainable health systems?