The Joule podcast got a facelift. Introducing Boldly, powered by Joule.

"Impossible" is a word we hear often in medicine―especially related to innovation. But if you hear it enough, you might just start to believe it.
 

The truth is, innovation is everywhere. Bold ideas and creations are happening right now, eager to be discovered and implemented. While real progress doesn’t happen overnight, it’s not impossible. Impossible is just a state of mind.

That's where we come in. We’re here to make you believe again―by interviewing thought leaders who are making strides in Canadian health care and beyond. They share their ideas that are shaping the world and we spread them.

Our hope? To inspire you to make bold strides for progress, no matter what you do.

Care to find out more? Listen to Boldly.

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The opinions stated by podcast participants are made in a personal capacity and do not reflect those of the Canadian Medical Association and its subsidiaries including Joule. Joule does not endorse any views, product, service, association, company or industry mentioned in this podcast.

Are you making waves in innovation or have a bold idea to share? We would love to hear your story. Connect with us at jouleinquiries@cma.ca to have your thoughts featured in a future podcast.

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Running time: 39:11

On this episode of Boldly, we speak with Drs. Puneet Seth and Damon Ramsey from InputHealth―a company they built from the ground up early in their medical careers by taking risks, overcoming challenges and knocking on doors to get their product into provider hands.

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Running time: 25:22

Eric Zhao, Joule Innovation grant recipient and founder of Lumina joins Dr. Breanne Everett, his mentor from the Joule Innovation Council. Listen now to learn more about how his background in engineering helped further the idea for Lumina.

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Running time: 21:26

Charles Choi, Joule Innovation grant recipient and founder of VitalEyes joins Dr. Tatiana Rac, his mentor from the Joule Innovation Council. They discuss VitalEyes, a non-contact method to measure the vital signs of emergency department patients.

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Running time: 27:41

Dr. Nada Gawad, Joule Innovation grant recipient and founder of MyOnCall Pager App joins Dr. Joshua Liu, her mentor from the Joule Innovation Council, to discuss the impacts of digital health on clinical decision-making.

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Running time: 27:09

Dr. Alex Bilbily, Joule Innovation grant recipient and founder of 16Bit joins Sabrina Tang, his mentor from the Joule Innovation Council. They discuss Dr. Bilbily’s initiative which is aimed at disrupting the breast cancer screening process with artificial intelligence.

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Running time: 20:51

Dr. Latif Murji, Joule Innovation grant recipient and founder of Stand Up for Health joins Megan Schellenberg, Program Advisor of Social Innovation at Joule to discuss the underlying inequities that affect the health of many Canadians—and how experiential learning can help.

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Running time: 34:12

Dr. David Benrimoh, Joule Innovation grant recipient and founder of Aifred Health joins Caroline Somers from the Joule Innovation Council. They discuss disrupting the “guess and check” approach to treating patients and Dr. Benrimoh shares words of wisdom for other physician innovators.

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Running time: 29:31

Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, founder of Careteam Technologies, joins Dr. Mark Dermer from the Joule Innovation Council to discuss the importance of “soft actions” in care. Listen to find out how the use of technology can support soft actions such as communication and collaboration.

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Running time: 54:08

Dr. Don Burke, Joule Innovation grant recipient and founder of Critical Outreach & Diagnostic Intervention joins Dr. William Parker, Joule Innovation Council member, to discuss interprofessional collaboration and how it can contribute to the success of an innovation.

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Running time: 18:19

Dr. Brian Courtney, Joule innovation grant recipient and co-founder of Conavi Medical Inc., joins Nancy Crain, Joule’s Chief Social Innovation Officer to share some of the pros and cons to being a physician-led organization. Listen as he provides valuable advice for what it takes to scale a company like Conavi Medical.

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Running time: 23:09

Dr. Jason Berman, a pioneering researcher in pediatric hematology-oncology, is joining us to share his passion for the zebrafish model with Tamara Mason, Joule’s Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing. Listen now to find out what these tiny striped fish have to do with pediatric cancer research.

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Running time: 29:34

Steve Mortimer, Vice President of Business Development at Joule, is joined by Dr. Teri Fisher―voice first technology futurist―who shares how transformational this technology truly is and can be. Listen to learn about how a technology you use to make your daily life easier can also drive change in health care.

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Running time: 18:44

Dr. Sonny Kohli, physician and founder of CloudDX, joins Steve Mortimer, Vice President of Business Development at Joule. Dr. Kohli shares the “AHA moment” that got him to found CloudDX―a digital solution inspired by the Star Trek tricorder. Listen as he explores what the changing landscape of health care means for physicians and shares his vision for the future.

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Running time: 37:10

Dr. Joshua Bezanson, emergency medicine resident, is joined by Dr. Leslie Dye―Editor-in-chief for Elsevier and specialist in emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Drs. Dye and Bezanson discuss the change in knowledge culture with medical information and what it means physicians and patients alike. Listen to get her advice on how to avoid misinformation in the age of information overload.

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Running time: 31:56

Tamara Mason, Communications Director at Joule, is joined by Dr. Kamran Khan, physician and founder of BlueDot. Dr. Khan discusses his journey working towards filling gaps and founding his company stemming from the SARS outbreak. Listen to see how Dr. Khan is making a difference internationally by helping decision-makers prepare for and respond to infectious diseases.

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Running time: 35:13

Kyle Brown, Director, Social Innovation at Joule, is joined by our #GettoTEDMED challenge winners as they reflect on their time at the world-renown conference in Palm Springs, California. On their last day there, medical students Xiya Ma, Marc Levin and medical residents Dr. Gaya Narendran and Dr. Mino Mitri reflect on the past 2.5 days and how their TEDMED experiences will help shape their lives personally and professionally.

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Running time: 42:00

Lindee David, CEO of Joule, is joined by Dr. Sonny Kohli of CloudDX and Dr. Yanick Beaulieu of Reacts. Drs. Beaulieu and Kohli both share their experience at TEDMED, their journey as physician innovators and their take on failure and moving forward with ideas you’re passionate about.

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Running time: 44:40

Nancy Crain, Chief Social Innovation Officer at Joule, is joined by Philip Edgcumbe, medical student and innovator.  In this discussion, Philip shares his wealth of knowledge on the innovation sphere and and what exponential technologies could mean for the future of medicine.

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Running time: 31:44

Dr. Julielynn Wong is joined by Dr. Eitan Prisman, one of Joule’s Innovation grant recipients in 2017 and creator of the Virtual Preoperative Reconstruction Platform (ViPRE). Drs. Wong and Prisman discuss the amazing things that can happen when multiple disciplines—like mathematics and medicine—come together toward transformative solutions. Hear about the impact 3D printing has on patient care and how it can help the precision of surgical outcomes.

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Running time: 18:13

Dr. Mark Ebell and Dr. Roland Grad speak about POEMs by Essential Evidence Plus. If you’re a fan of POEMs, you won’t want to miss this discussion about the process behind this much valued product, or what lies ahead.

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Running time: 22:52

Physician Leadership Institute faculty Dr. Michael Gardam and Judith John discuss patient-centred care –how for physicians, patients have always been front and centre--and why this movement holds such promise for better health care in Canada.

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Running time: 23:36

Nancy Crain is joined by Dr. Dennis DiValentino, one of 2017’s Joule Innovation grant recipients for RAMCare—remote care for homeless and marginalized patients through the use of high-res video and Bluetooth enabled devices. Ms. Crain and Dr. DiValentino discuss the journey from physician to physician-innovator, the importance of connections and why Dr. DiValentino chose this path.

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Running time: 28:14

Seniors care is one of the CMA’s most pressing issues, and the CMA has responded by setting up demandaplan.ca to enable citizens to press our government to develop a national seniors strategy. We’re joined by Dr. John Joanisse, Dr. Clare Liddy and Amy Porteous from the Bruyère Continuing Care Centre in Ottawa to talk about innovation in seniors care, notably the development of solutions designed to provide appropriate and affordable housing for our seniors.

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Running time: 28:49

Joule innovation Council member Dr. Joshua Liu is joined by Dr. Jack Pacey, a recipient of the 2017 Joule innovation grant and creator of the Pacey Cuff, a urethral control device.  Drs Liu and Pacey, a self-proclaimed innovator with “inventor disease” will discuss the journey from physician to physician-innovator, and why Dr. Pacey chose this path.

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Running time: 23:46

Driver’s Guide editor Dr. Jamie Dow joins Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice President of Medical Professionalism at the Canadian Medical Association, in a discussion about the Driver’s Guide. They share why it’s important that physicians take their patient’s capacity to drive seriously and how the Guide can help support these difficult conversations.

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Running time: 21:12

Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice President of Medical Professionalism at the Canadian Medical Association is joined by Dr. James Downar, an ICU physician in Toronto who also helped develop the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) curriculum for Joule and the CMA.  They discuss Dr. Downar’s experience with MAiD and how this new mandate is playing out in his hospital.

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Running time: 26:21

Joule CEO Lindee David sits down with medical student Christina Schweitzer and with medical resident Dr. Franco Rizutti to get their impressions of TEDMED.  They also discuss the tremendous potential this partnership holds for all CMA members, Canadian physicians and the Canadian health care system.

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Running time: 20:40

Joule board member Dr. Ewan Affleck is joined by Dr. Wey Leong, one of the recipients of a 2017 Joule innovation grant for Refilx. Drs. Affleck and Leong discuss the journey from physician to physician-innovator and why Dr. Leong chose this path.

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Running time: 17:10

Past recipient of the Canadian Certified Physician Executive credential (CCPE), Dr. Gillian Kernaghan is joined by Dr. William Sisheck, one of this year’s recipients. Drs. Kernagan and Sischek discuss what brought them to apply for CCPE and how the credential is helping to shape their careers.

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Running time: 16:23

Canadian Medical Association board chair Dr. Brian Brodie joins Nancy Crain, Chief Social Innovation Officer at Joule, to speak about the CMA’s new strategic plan: CMA 2020. Dr. Brodie shares what led CMA to this change and the positive impact it will have on physicians and patients alike.

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Running time: 19:08

Emergency medicine resident Dr. Joshua Bezanson joins Joule Librarian, Renée de Gannes Marshall, in a discussion about point of care tools—how he uses them and their benefits to him and his patients.

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Running time: 26:42

World Health Innovation Network Academic chair Dr. Anne Snowdon joins Lindee David, Joule CEO to speak about health care innovation and the opportunities available to deliver real system improvements.

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Running time: 13:37

Steve Mortimer, Joule’s Vice-President of Business Development and Dr. Denis Vincent, Joule Innovation grant recipient discusses collaboration and the power of networks and community.

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Running time: 15:05

Tamara Mason, Director of Communications at Joule, and Dr. Jacob Jaremko, a musculoskeletal radiologist and founder of CUDL (Collaborative Ultrasound Deep Learning) will discuss how collaboration took CUDL from a great idea to an even better reality.

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Running time: 28:27

Dr. Stephen Pomedli, family physician and co-founder of ConsultLoop speaks with Dr. Doug Kavanagh, family physician and Medical Director and Co-founder of CognisantMD.  They discuss why it’s important to begin to automate some processes and why this shift shouldn’t be feared.

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Running time: 20:06

Steve Mortimer, Vice-President of Business Development at Joule speaks with Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, a Montreal cardiologist and founder of REACTS (“Remote Education Augmented Communication, Training, Supervision”).  They discuss what inspired Dr. Beaulieu to become a cardiologist and how his time as a physician led him to found REACTS.

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Running time: 28:02

Luc Sirois, leader and co-founder of the Hacking Health movement for collaborative innovation in healthcare and beyond is joined by Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, a Montreal cardiologist and founder of REACTS (“Remote Education Augmented Communication, Training, Supervision”).  They discuss what inspired Dr. Beaulieu to become a cardiologist and how his time as a physician led him to found REACTS.

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Running time: 26:34

Dr. Mark Dermer, family physician and member of the Joule Innovation Council is joined by Dr. Julielynn Wong, founder of 3D4MD and a 2016 Joule Innovation grant recipient. They discuss what inspired Dr. Wong to begin her journey as entrepreneur and what current problems can be solved with innovative ideas like 3D printing.

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Running time: 28:49

Dr. William Parker, a resident in radiology and member of the Joule Innovation Council; is joined by Dr. Dale Podolsky, an engineer and resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, founder of Simulare Medical Corp and a 2016 Joule Innovation grant recipient.  They discuss both the medical profession’s traditional uneasiness with commercialization and the immense opportunity that the process holds to drive patient outcomes for the many.

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Running time: 27:09

Dr. Mark Dermer, family physician and member of the Joule Innovation Council, Mr. Rohit Joshi, CEO of Brightsquid and Dr. Michael Giuffre, a pediatric cardiologist and member of the board of directors for Brightsquid, discuss the need to abandon outdated technology in healthcare. Hear about some exciting new advances being made here in Canada that can improve doctor to doctor communication and may fill your inbox with patient thank you notes.

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Running time: 23:10

Listen as Dr. Denis Vincent, family physician and founder of ezReferral, and Luc Sirois, director and co-founder of Hacking Health, discuss the concept of "hackathons" and how we can adapt this idea to health care to improve patient care. Be inspired by Dr. Vincent’s hackathon experience and how it led him to become an entrepreneur.

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Running time: 16:18

Dr. Breanne Everett, CEO of Orpyx Medical Technologies and member of the Joule Innovation Council sits down with Dr. Dennis Reich, a successful physician entrepreneur and technology consultant.  Dr. Reich shares his advice on how to navigate the often challenging and frustrating calling of physician disruptor. Hear about the importance of learning from those who have come before, seeking out contacts in differing sectors and above all, the virtue of patience.

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Running time: 25:51

Dr. Joshua Liu, co-founder and CEO of SeamlessMD, is joined by Dr. Matt Bromwich, ENT Surgeon, and Founder and CMO of Clearwater Clinical. They discuss the challenges physicians face when trying to innovate from within the hospital setting. Dr. Bromwich shares stories of how his own entrepreneurial journey led to founding Clearwater Clinical.