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"Smartphones Distracting, even for doctors, says new study" - Global News
"Smartphones create disruptions in medicine" - CBC news
The Centre for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC) is dedicated to studying how to improve the entire process of care for patients with multiple problems. Its purpose is to engage our patients and clinicians to identify problems with current healthcare practices and develop solutions for addressing them. Innovative research and evaluation in a real clinical environment will allow our clinicians to utilize the latest technology to improve patient care. Key linkages with groups such as the Ministry of Health and the SIMS Partnership will ensure patients from across the city and the province will benefit from the innovative research conducted through the CICC.
The use of BlackBerrys at the University Health Network (UHN) for administrative functions had been in place for several years. With the necessary infrastructure in place, the opportunity to pilot the use of these devices for clinical communication existed. Collaborating on work to deliver critical alerts by email and accessing evidence-based decisions support from the intranet, a pilot to demonstrate the impact of using BlackBerry devices to coordinate patient care ensued.
CICC Innovation Rounds Monthly, Thursdays 12-1pm
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 12-1pm, "Draping patients: What to do, How to teach" presented by Lora Appel, Dr. Jean Hudson, and Daniel Abrams
RN Excellence in Oncology series
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8:00-9:00am, "Vaccination of Immunocompromised Patients" presented by Deepali Kumar, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), facilitated by Katherine Trip, MN, NP, and moderated by Roxanne MacAskill, BSc, RN, BScN, MN, MHSc
Monthly, Thursdays 5-6pm
Compassionate clinical practice: An exploration with health care providers
On-going research study beginning in June, 2014
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Bringing Value-Based Care to Atrial Fibrillation
Watch Dante Morra's presentation at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario's 2010 Stroke Collaborative.
A Virtual Ward to Prevent Readmissions after Hospital Discharge
Watch Irfan Dhalla's presentation at the 2011 General Internal Medicine (GIM) Symposium.
"I took a pledge": Using role modeling and team accountability to create a culture of heightened awareness around hand hygiene
Hand hygiene is considered the most important strategy in preventing healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs). In recent years, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and University Health Network (UHN) have committed to improving hand hygiene by increasing access to hand rubs and publicly reporting hand hygiene compliance. However, frontline health care workers on General Internal Medicine (GIM) at Toronto General Hospital (TGH) unanimously state that there is room for improvement.
Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke and the Innovate AFIB Project
Watch Dante Morra's feature on Global News, where he speaks about atrial fibrillation, stroke and the goal of the CICC's Innovate AFIB Project.
Video is courtesy of Global News.
Clinical Message (co-developed by the CICC and QRS) wins Bronze Edison Award
Watch an interview with members of the project team at the 2012 Edison Awards.
CICC Beyond Words Project
This video is about a project of the Center for Innocation in Complex Care (CICC) to enhance patient navigation and transitions of care through visual communication. It was originally produced in response to the Reverse Innovation Challenge of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation.
The Hope Workshop
Learn about The Hope Workshop created by the CICC's very own actor and comedian, Robert Hawke. The workshop is a chance for people who have been affected by cancer to come together, tell their stories, share resources and laugh.