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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.

: The Ottawa Hospital [left] and Israel’s Sheba Medical Center
What could The Ottawa Hospital learn from Israel?

Canada and Israel stand more than 8,000 kilometers apart, but when it comes to health care, their approaches are about to move a lot closer together.

Kirstin Henderson (left), practice lead for the ISAEC program
New clinic offers rapid access to customized care for patients with low back pain

Lynne Miles suffered for three months with intense low back pain that affected many parts of her life. A referral to the Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital offered her a new, empowering approach to managing it.

Medical oncologist Dr. Neil Reaume is showing his patient John Richichi, the results of his medical imaging tests right in the exam room
New ‘follow-me computing’ system lets doctors spend more quality time with patients

Dr. Neil Reaume walked into the exam room, greeted patient John Richichi, tapped his ID badge against a small black box near the computer screen and up popped the latest CAT scan. Thanks to this innovative new ‘follow-me computing’ system, doctors in The Ottawa Hospital’s Cancer Centre can spend more quality time with patients.

(computer with stethoscope
eConsult rolls out across Canada: electronic solution decreases specialist wait times

When Dr. Clare Liddy shared with Dr. Erin Keely that one of her patients had to wait for more than nine months for an appointment with a specialist, they agreed this was too long. Together, they developed eConsult – and the electronic wait-time solution is spreading across Canada and around the world.

Record 8-minute door-to-needle time improves stroke recovery

The Ottawa Hospital’s stroke team set a door-to-needle record of eight minutes in June – the shortest time ever between when a stroke patient comes through the Emergency Department doors and when the clot-busting drug tPA is given.

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