Daily Media Digest March 7, 2022

Using Medical Robots to Reduce Risks for Health-Care Workers
Carleton University
“The robot wheels into the hospital room of a patient who is coughing and feverous—symptoms typically associated with COVID-19 or a number of other contagious illnesses.”
TAGS: healthcare workers, medical technology, robots, Carleton University

This new UofT job aims to make dermatology more equitable
The Star
“The position, called the AbbVie Chair in Ethnodermatology, is believed to be among the first of its kind in the world and has been established with the help of a $3 million donation by AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company.”
TAGS: dermatology, ethnodermatology, Abbvie Canada

Better assessment of risk from heart surgery results in better outcomes
McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences – McMaster University
“A large international study led by McMaster University researchers has found an important new benchmark for measuring the risk of death for …”
TAGS: heart surgery, assessment, innovative research, McMaster University

Heart patients to get test results faster with Epic’s MyChart – Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences
“On June 4, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is going fully digital with a new hospital information system called Epic. Health care providers will do …”
TAGS: heart health, medical technology, virtual care, Hamilton Health Sciences

Pandemic has disproportionate effect on mental health of Black British Columbians – Global News
Global News
“Research has found Black British Columbians were less likely to report good mental health and more likely to report their mental health had …”
TAGS: mental health, community health, pandemic, Provincial Health

Public health researcher a lead author on global report on climate change – Troy Media
Troy Media
“… who is Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health. “These changes are impacting our infrastructure. They’re impacting our culture.”
TAGS: climate change, public health, Canadian research

Canada’s first independent medical university proclaimed: NOSM University – NetNewsLedger
“Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Renew Agreement · Northern Ontario School of Medicine …”
TAGS: medical university, healthcare, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences