Podcast: Good Tech, Compassionate Healthcare

We host conversations between leading researchers, scientists, and healthcare providers as they confront the challenges in our healthcare system, especially in the face of the pandemic.

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Leveraging AI to Enable Compassionate and Equitable Community Care and NursingThe Compassion Code, Promoting Fairness in AI for Mental Health

In this conversation, Charlene Ronquillo, a Filipina scholar, registered nurse, and health implementation expert at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, engages in a captivating dialogue with Chantelle Recsky, a dedicated nurse and postdoctoral research fellow.

The Compassion Code, Promoting Fairness in AI for Mental Health

In this conversation, Laura Sikstrom, a Medical Anthropologist and Project Scientist at The Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, and an AMS Healthcare fellow in Compassion and AI, speaks with Sean Hill, the Director of The Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics, Senior Scientist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, and Professor at the University of Toronto. They discuss the meaning of fairness in mental health and the concepts used to support it.

Generative AI in Healthcare

In this episode, AMS Board Members Kumanan Wilson, Interim CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Bruyère Research Institute, chats with Jaron Chong, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the Department of Medical Imaging at Western University and Chair of the Canadian Association of Radiology Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence. They discuss the opportunities for generative AI in healthcare diagnosis, efficiencies, and education, today and tomorrow. Can generative AI expand what’s possible in healthcare?

Technology, Compassion and the Social Determinants of Health

In this conversation, Ibukun Abejirinde, a scientist at the Institute for Health System Solutions at Women's College Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and an AMS Healthcare Fellow in Compassion and AI chats with Terence Tang, a General Internal Medicine Physician at Trillium Health Partners, a Clinician Scientist at the Institute for Better Health and an AMS Healthcare Fellow in Compassion and AI. They discuss social determinants of health, health inequities, and digitally enabled models of care.

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Risk Algorithms and Self-Management of Care in Older Adults

In this episode, Dr. Connie Schumacher, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Brock University and an AMS fellow in compassionate AI, and Dr. Andrew Costa, Associate Professor at McMaster University and the Research Director at the St. Joseph's Health System Center for Integrative Care in Hamilton and Connie's mentor, discuss Connie's research on compassion centered communication of risk and self administered online health assessments.

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Digital Monitoring of Stress Responses Among Nursing Professionals

Welcome to our conversation titled, Digital Monitoring of Stress Responses Among Nursing Professionals.
A conversation between Gillian Strudwick, Senior Scientist and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Venkat Bhat, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

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Digital Therapeutics Informed by Lived Experience

Welcome to our conversation titled, Digital Therapeutics Informed by Lived Experience. In this conversation Quynh Pham, Scientific Director and Principal Investigator at the Center for Digital Therapeutics at the University Health Network, and an AMS healthcare fellow and Compassionate AI, speaks with Joseph Cafazzo, Biomedical Engineer, Educator and Researcher, and the Wolfond Chair in Digital Health University Health Network. Quinn and Joe engage on digital health, digital therapeutics and the lived stories that have inspired their groundbreaking work.

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Compassion in Digital Mental Health

In this conversation Nelson Shen NHA, PhD, and Daniel Buchman PhD, RSW discuss patient data privacy and consent in mental health care.

Nelson and Daniel are both working on research that will improve the experience of mental health patients and their relationships with health care providers.

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AI Democratizing Access to Parent Child Quality Assessment

In this conversation Nicole Letourneau RN, BN, MN, PhD, Monica Oxford PhD, and Linda Duffet-Leger PhD, MN, BN discuss their study on mothers with depression and how they are developing a technology to improve the serve and return relationship between caregivers and their children. 

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AI Enabled Compassionate End of Life Care

In this conversation Amy Hsu PhD, Scientist at Bruyère Research Institute, and Faculty Member of Family Medicine in Ottawa, and Peter Tanuseputro MHSc, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, Public Health Physician at the Bruyère Research Institute and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute discuss AI enabled compassionate end of life care through their life expectancy calculator Project Big Life.

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The Use of Technology in Compassionate Elder Care

In this conversation Dorothy Kessler PhD, Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Affiliate Scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute, and a 2020 AMS Compassion and AI Fellow and Babak Taati PhD, PEng, Scientist at the KITE Research institute UHN, Assistant Professor at UofT in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and 2020 AMS Compassion and AI Fellow discuss the work they are doing in technology to improve the quality of life for aging populations in long term care facilities and at home.  

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Restoring Humanity in Healthcare by Addressing Moral Suffering

In this conversation Ed Spilg, Geriatrician at the Ottawa Hospital and Research Chair in Physician Wellness at the University of Ottawa and an AMS Phoenix Fellow and Cynda Rushton, a Nurse and Professor of Bioethics and Nursing and Medicine at John Hopkins University discusses moreal distress, moral resilience, and mental health in healthcare workers amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic.

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The Wellness Journey

In this conversation Gerrilynn Manitowabi, Associate Director at Wikwmikong Health Centre on Manitoulin Island in North Ontario and Nancy Young, Senior Scientist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa discuss the ACHWM Research Project - a culturally relevant tech-enabled tool that measures and supports the health and wellness of the children in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in Canada.

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Building Virtual Relationships

In this conversation, Alika Lafontaine, @AlikaMD an indigenous physician from northern Alberta and the President -elect nominee of the Canadian Medical Association, and Brian D. Hodges, @BDHodges1 Chief Medical Officer & EVP for Education at University Health Network discuss Building Virtual Relationships

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Exploring Technologies and Their Impact on Compassionate Digital Care

This conversation focuses on exploring technologies and their impact on compassionate healthcare and features Laura Desveaux @lauradesveaux, a behavioural scientist at Trillium Health Partners and physician and scientist Amol Verma @AmolAVerma from St Michael’s Hospital.

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Digital Interventions During COVID on Mental Health

Today’s conversation focuses on how digital interventions during COVID impacted the way we deliver compassionate care and features David Wiljer @Wiljerd, from the University Health Network, as well as Gillian Strudwick @GStrudRN and Allison Crawford @TBE_ICRE from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Teaching Compassion in Digital Healthcare

In this conversation, Nursing Professor Claire Mallette, Medical Educator Tina Martimianakis @martimianakis, psychiatric resident Erene Stergiopoulos @fullerenes and nursing student Ola Thomas Obewu @olatommi reflect on the challenges of teaching, and learning, compassion in this digital age.

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Compassion, Equity and Moral Courage, Reflecting on Lessons From COVID

In this conversation, Morag Paton @Morag_Paton, a researcher in higher education at the University of Toronto, and physician and medical educator Ayelet Kuper @Ayeletkuper discuss “Compassion, Equity and Moral Courage” and reflect on lessons from COVID.

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Good Tech, Compassionate Healthcare

We will host conversations between leading researchers, scientists, healthcare providers, as well as patients and caregivers, as they confront the challenges threatening our healthcare system, especially in the face of the pandemic. They will discuss the opportunities for digital health to innovate all aspects of healthcare today, and tomorrow. They will share their hope for technology, and they will share some cautionary tales about what they are seeing in the field. We hope to foster open and frank discussions about how they think we should integrate technology into the health-care system in a way that enhances – and doesn’t diminish – compassionate care. If there was ever a time to  uphold compassion as the bedrock and guiding principle of healthcare, its now, so please join us for these illuminating conversations. 

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This podcast, brought to you by AMS Healthcare, explores the convergence of technology and compassion in healthcare today.

Good Tech, Compassionate Healthcare will host conversations between leading researchers, scientists and healthcare providers, as well as patients and caregivers, as they confront the challenges threatening our healthcare system, especially in the face of the pandemic. Join us as they discuss the opportunities for digital health to innovate all aspects of our healthcare today, and tomorrow. They will share their hope for technology, and they will share some cautionary tales about what they are seeing in the field. We hope to foster open and frank discussions about how they think we should integrate technology into the health-care system in a way that enhances – and doesn’t diminish – compassionate care.

Because ultimately, we want these discussions to help us all advance the cause of better healthcare for patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers everywhere.

If there was ever a time to uphold compassion as the bedrock and guiding principle of healthcare, it’s now! Join us for these illuminating

conversations as AMS Healthcare explores “Good Tech, Compassionate Healthcare.