Daily Media Digest December 12, 2022

Bruyère Research Institute, Best Buy Health, and Age-Well Partner to Support Use of Smart Home Technologies for Aging in Place
“Best Buy Health, the Bruyère Research Institute, and AGE-WELL are partnering on new research into how technology is introduced into the home to support aging in place.”
TAGS: aging in place, medtech, Bruyère Research Institute, AGE-WELL, Carleton University

Solving problems leads to widespread impact – RelayMD is improving the specialist referral process
University of Waterloo
“Primary care physicians are sending referrals with a keyhole view of the network of specialists available — at great cost to patients — and RelayMD founders Dhvani Patel and Dr. Ali Qamar are pioneering a way to improve the process.”
TAGS: primary care physicians, specialist referral, health care system, University of Waterloo

UNB Fredericton researchers want to use AI to keep seniors out of hospitals
“Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are working on technology that can track and analyze changes in a senior’s health so something can …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, senior’s health, aging in place, University of New Brunswick

Health Canada to call for better data from drug trial sponsors to address gaps affecting women, racialized populations

The Globe and Mail
“Health Canada will propose regulations requiring drug trial sponsors to provide data broken down by sex, age and race in an effort to better …”
TAGS: drug trial, representative health care, Women’s College Research Institute

Here’s how a Calgary lab monitors wastewater for respiratory diseases
“This lab started tracing levels COVID-19 in wastewater in early 2020 — providing Alberta Health Services with infection trends in different …”
TAGS: respiratory disease, infection trends, Alberta Health Services, University of Calgary

Virtual Care: Nova Scotia Nurses Union says additional support still needed
CTV News Atlantic
“Nova Scotia Health said it’s determined to find solutions to east the burdens of the health care system. Until then, it will run trials to see …”
TAGS: nursing, virtual health care, University of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Health