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Technology in Healthcare

Technology in Healthcare

Technology in Healthcare

This course includes
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The digital age has had a profound influence on healthcare. As new technologies develop at breakneck speeds, healthcare is transforming from healthcare practitioners being the centre of patient monitoring and recovery, to technology being at the centre. New healthcare technology is providing people with access to self-care, as well as home-care via mobile apps and portable devices.

This course reviews the current state of healthcare in parallel to the landscape of technology. The course materials use videos recorded at HealthTO and TechTO events in Toronto - along with a brief snapshot of the current evolution of healthcare as a result of incredible technological advances.

People are quickly shifting from passive observers of their own health to proactively seeking solutions, searching for alternate care, and demanding greater personal engagement for themselves and their loved ones.

As a healthcare professional in the digital age, it is imperative to create a healthcare brand, an experience, and a business worth talking about. What are the new and emerging technologies we can use to provide our patients with access to better rehabilitation methods and healthcare services? How can we better communicate with our patients on their path to recovery? Is it possible to work with the empowered patient in a society driven less by practitioners, and more by the citizen scientist?

Learn about the remarkable ideas presented in this course, as they reimagine health and wellness that is empowered by innovation, technology, and perseverance of the bold future of healthcare.

What You Will Learn:

  1. An introduction to technology and why it is important to our healthcare systems as we move to evolve in the 21st century
  2. What are startups and what are the basic tenants of entrepreneurship in healthcare
  3. The future of health benefits and insurance
  4. Technology: Why now?
  5. Collaboration is king - why cross-industry collaboration is crucial for the advancement of our healthcare system and our professions
  6. Security and privacy: what is it and what do we need to know?
  7. Artificial Intelligence (AI): how will it change healthcare?

Who Should Take This Course:

Any healthcare provider who will be practicing in the 21st century


The instructors
Maggie Bergeron
RPT, Co-Founder & CEO of Embodia

Maggie Bergeron is a registered physiotherapist who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa.

Maggie co-founded Embodia in 2014 to modernize the patient experience and to provide a simple, easy way to take continuing education courses to all physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners, regardless of their location, budget, or area of practice.

Maggie is the community director of TechTO Health - a health technology event that brings together thousands of health tech enthusiasts. She also maintains her own physiotherapy practice in the east end of Toronto where she works with people with persistent pain. Maggie currently serves as a mentor, placement host and holds a Status-Only Appointment (lecturer ranking) with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction Free
  • About this course
  • Resources
  • Article: How Technology is Improving Physical Therapy
  • Innovation in Healthcare during COVID-19
  • A Letter to the Community:
  • Introduction
  • Use of Surveillance Devices
  • Upcoming Innovations
  • Which Innovations will Continue Post-Pandemic
  • Innovations from the Pandemic
  • Access Limitations to Virtual Care
  • Conclusion
  • Feedback
  • Startups & Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Startups & Entrepreneurship
  • Toronto Mayor John Tory Addresses TechToronto
  • New Product, New Thinking by April Dunford of Sprintly
  • Move Fast, Break Things, and Do No Harm by Alexis Smirnov and Natalie Skinner of Dialogue
  • Being a Female Founder Presented by Jessica Ching of Eve Medical
  • Building From The Bottom Up by Naheed Kurji of Cyclica
  • Developing a High Engagement Team by Scott Marcaccio of Myodetox
  • Responsive Research by Bailey Griffin of Women's College Hospital
  • How Fear Can Help Innovation by Dr. Christopher Pettengell of Pentavere
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Health Benefits & Insurance
  • The Future of Health Benefits by Lori Casselman of League
  • The Future of Health Benefits by Mike Serbinis of League
  • Innovation in the Benefits Market by David Katz of Benecaid
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Technology Free
  • Introduction to Technology
  • A New Approach to Health by Dr. Jess Goodman of iheart
  • Skiin Presents High-Tech Underwear
  • Medicine Happens in the Moment by Dr.Josh Landy of Figure1
  • Remote Cardiac Monitoring by Akshay Kalle of Elastic Care
  • Important Predictions for Home Care in 2019 by Adrain Schauer of AlayaCare
  • Next-Gen Regenerative Medicine by Dr.Drew Taylor of Acorn
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Collaboration is King
  • Introduction to Collaboration is King
  • Transforming Fitness: Live Your Life as You
  • What it Takes to Build a New Category in Health by Josh Liu of Seamless MD
  • The Madness of Doing a Startup with a Full-time Job by Sonny Kohli of Cloud DX
  • Clinicians Are People Too by Carlo Perez of Swift Medical
  • Healthcare Innovation - A Surgeon's Perspective by Dr. Jas Chahal of Therapia
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Security & Privacy
  • Data Security in Healthcare: Are you ready? by Mahshid Yassaei of Evenset Inc
  • Moral Compass in Digital Health by Dr. Puneet Seth of InputHealth Systems
  • Feedback
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Putting Humans in the Center of AI by Lana Novikova of Heartbeat Ai
  • What AI Can and Can’t Do in Health Care by Gabriel Musso of BioSymetrics
  • Feedback
  • Conclusion and What's Next
  • Scaling and Sustaining Innovation in our Healthcare System by Lydia Lee of KPMG
  • Our Future is Now by Dr. Darren Larsen of Ontario MD
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