Daily Media Digest June 15, 2020

York professor leads project on first AI-powered disinfecting robot in Canadian healthcare facility
“For the first time in Canada, a disinfection robot is using AI (artificial intelligence) technology to sanitize a healthcare facility and a York University nursing professor is overseeing the project.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, disinfection robot, healthcare technology

Patients and Virtual Care Expert Co-Create Guide to Help Navigate New Way of Accessing Care
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“To help support its expansion, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, virtual care, access to care, public health

COVID-19: How Southwestern Ontario research has gone viral
Woodstock Sentinel Review
“COVID-19: How Southwestern Ontario research has gone viral … What: Cough chamber to study spread of coughs … The medical research firm is seeking Health Canada approval for three test kits that use a simple blood sample to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, public health

Socialize outside and wear a mask to limit COVID-19 spread: Expert
CTV News
“During CTV News at Six, anchor Stefen Keyes asked Dr. Gerald Evans, chair of the Queen’s University Division of Infectious Diseases, if masks should …”
TAGS: COVID-19, personal protective equipment, public health

Canadian research network examining pregnancy and COVID-19
CTV News
“Canadian research network examining pregnancy and COVID-19 … ‘Great medical mystery’ as COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ complain of … and territory has signed on to work with local public health departments and collect data.”
TAGS: research network, COVID-19, maternal health, neonatal health

Patient with flesh-eating diseased saved by unique treatment in Montreal
CTV News
“Bruton was transferred immediately to the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) where critical care physician Dr. Gordan Simoukovic knew the …”
TAGS: innovative treatment, bacterial infection