Boldly

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.

Latest episodes

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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: 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.

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.

Running time: 26:42

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.

Running time: 13:37

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. 

Running time: 15:05

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

Running time: 28:27

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

Running time: 20:06

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

Running time: 21:12

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

Running time: 28:02

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

Running time: 26:34

Dr. William Parker, a resident in radiology, former Chief Medical Officer for Salu Design Group and member of the Joule Innovation Council; and Dr. Dale Podolsky, an engineer and resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, founder of Simulare Medical Corp and a 2016 Joule Innovation grant recipient 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. 

Running time: 28:49

Dr. Mark Dermer, Ottawa 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 and catch up with the rest of society by leveraging more efficient, private and secure forms of technology. The idea of change can be daunting; however it can be incremental, sustainable, and progressive. 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.

Running time: 27:09

Listen as Dr. Denis Vincent, Edmonton-based family physician and founder of ezReferral, and Luc Sirois, director and co-founder of Hacking Health, discuss the concept of "hackathons" and how we adapt this idea to the area of health care in order to improve patient care. Hackathons give physicians tools and a collaborative environment they can use to create innovative, meaningful and sustainable change. Be inspired by the experience that shook Dr. Vincent and how it led him to become an entrepreneur.

Running time: 23:10

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 from Sudbury, Ontario, and gets 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.

Running time: 16:18

Dr. Joshua Liu co-founder and CEO of SeamlessMD and Dr. Matt Bromwich, ENT Surgeon, and Founder and CMO of Clearwater Clinical discuss the challenges physicians face when trying to innovate from within the hospital setting. Hear stories of how Dr. Bromwich started his entrepreneurial journey as a resident, building prototypes in his basement, to now developing mobile medical devices through his successful company, Clearwater Clinical. He addresses key challenges including lack of time and resources to innovate, low risk tolerance, conflict of interest, and competing priorities. In addition to his passion and self-professed stubbornness not to give up, Dr. Bromwich shares some integral tips to success including: start small, move quickly and think big. He also stresses that innovation is a team sport, so it’s essential to establish connections and support from within and from outside the hospital setting.

Running time: 25:51