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Physician Engagement Strategy
The Physician Engagement Strategy is an organization-wide strategic priority with the aim of reimagining mental health care delivery through the optimization and use of digital technologies, including I-CARE (CAMH’s electronic health record system). Co-designed and...Read More
Inpatient Addictions Medicine Unit
The Inpatient Addictions Medicine Unit (AMU) at Health Sciences North (HSN) was created as a care service, to provide support to those with active substance use and addictions diagnoses requiring acute care admission. The AMU works closely with the Addiction Medicine...Read More
Virtual Breast Cancer Peer Support and Information Program
A Needs Assessment and patient feedback indicated the need for peer connection, support and information to women experiencing breast cancer or an increased lifetime risk of developing it. In October 2016, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Women's College Hospital...Read More
Demonstrating the Success of the First ‘Breast Health for Black Women’ Virtual Educational Event
Breast Health for Black Women (BHFBW) was a national, free, and virtual educational event that took place in February 2022 during Black Liberation Month. Hosted by the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital, in collaboration patients as...Read More
TURP Surgical Transition to Remote Care Monitoring: An alternative to post-operative hospitalization
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common cause of bladder outlet obstruction in men over 50, with 30-40% experiencing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms such as nighttime awakening to urinate, weak urinary stream, incomplete emptying, and increased...Read More
In spring 2021, 16 out of 17 postal codes in Scarborough were classified by the Ministry of Health as COVID ‘hotspots’, reflecting the inequitable distribution of the burden of disease. To overcome this, an innovative solution was required. Created by Scarborough...Read More
Optimizing Cardiovascular Care for Patients Undergoing Cancer Therapy
There is growing evidence surrounding cancer therapies and treatments having adverse cardiovascular side effects for patients who have undergone and are currently undergoing active cancer treatments. To help improve patient outcomes and optimize oncology patients’...Read More
SIS System to Drive Improvement in UTI Rates and Catheter Utilization
In 2017, it became apparent that Scarborough Health Network's post-operative Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) rates needed to be improved. A UTI team was assembled and a two-day Rapid Improvement Event was scheduled; engaging multiple stakeholders and care providers...Read More
Virtual Breast Reconstruction Workshop
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, less than 1 in 5 women eligible for breast reconstruction following mastectomy undergo this surgery. Many women are unaware of the reconstructive options, including that this is covered by provincial and territorial plans....Read More
COVID@home Remote Care Management Program
The Osler catchment area experienced a high volume of Covid patients when the pandemic began. This necessitated a rapid and innovative response to home based care when timely ED/inpatient throughput was compromised. The COVID@home program was developed to provide...Read More
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