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Dr. Lisa Calder
Dr. Lisa Calder, new CEO of the CMPA, talks leadership, patient safety and the future of health care

Physician, researcher and educator Dr. Lisa Calder discusses the future of health care and how working at The Ottawa Hospital has prepared her for being the CEO of the Canadian Medical Protective Association, a national organization with more than 100,000 physician members.

cutover
Staff work to carefully ‘cutover’ patient information into Epic before big launch.

For weeks, staff at the Ottawa Hospital have been transferring patient information from legacy systems into Epic, the new digital health network. This ‘cutover’ process helped ensure continued patient safety and care during the ‘once-in-a-generation’ transition.

Staff working in OR3 at the General Campus
Could better teamwork and communications in the operating room make surgery safer for patients?

Technical skills are clearly part of a successful surgery, but what about ‘soft skills’ like leadership, communications and teamwork? The OR Black Box®, installed last summer at The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, is helping researchers collect important data that could help improve care not only in Ottawa, but around the world.

Dr. Ian Stiell
COPD decision tool helps keep patients safe

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often come to the Emergency Department gasping for breath. Now, a made-in-Ottawa tool can be used by doctors around the world to help choose the best care for these patients.

Paula Tiszai (left) and her mother, Ritva Tiszai
MedSafer: tool helps doctors improve prescriptions for older patients

Paula Tiszai worries constantly about her 85-year-old mother’s medications. Over the years, she has seen her mother suffer deliriums, behavioural issues, problems eating, falls and more – simply because she was on inappropriate drugs. Paula believes MedSafer could help.

Pharmacist Pierre Giguère
Pharmacist developed app to reduce drug interactions, improve HIV patient care

Pharmacists and members of the public can quickly check the safety and compatibility of HIV and hepatitis C drugs with other commonly prescribed medications, thanks to a new app that Ottawa Hospital Pharmacist Pierre Giguère helped develop.

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