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Joule Innovation podcasts - Let's talk about the possibilities

Joule Innovation podcasts

JouleTM understands that physicians play many roles—practicing physician, leader, and sometimes, entrepreneur. We believe that physicians are in unique positions to innovate and we support them every step of the way. Our podcasts feature thought-provoking conversations with physician entrepreneurs, experts in innovation and more. We invite you to take some time and be inspired.

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The opinions stated by podcast participants are made in a personal capacity and do not reflect those of the Canadian Medical Association and its subsidiaries including Joule. Joule does not endorse any views, product, service, association, company or industry mentioned in this podcast. Feel passionate about physician-led innovation? Please connect with us at jouleinquiries@cma.ca to share your thoughts in a future podcast.


Joule Innovation podcast— Collaboration – making great things happen

Tamara Mason, Director of Communications at Joule, and Dr. Jacob Jaremko, a musculoskeletal radiologist and founder of CUDL (Collaborative Ultrasound Deep Learning) will discuss how collaboration took CUDL from a great idea to an even better reality.

Running time: 15:05


Joule Innovation podcast— Doing more with less—the art of delegation and making one’s self obsolete (so-to-speak)

Dr. Stephen Pomedli, family physician and co-founder of ConsultLoop; and Dr. Doug Kavanagh, family physician and Medical Director and Co-founder of CognisantMD discuss why it’s important to begin to automate some processes and why this shift shouldn’t be feared.

Running time: 28:27


Joule Innovation podcast—The long roots of inspiration—from why I became a physician to how it led me to find better ways of treating patients with Steve Mortimer and Dr. Yanick Beaulieu

Steve Mortimer, Vice-President of Business Development at Joule and Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, a Montreal cardiologist and founder of REACTS (“Remote Education Augmented Communication, Training, Supervision”) discuss what inspired Dr. Beaulieu to become a cardiologist and how his time as a physician led him to found REACTS.

Running time: 20:06


Joule Innovation podcast— Medical Assistance in Dying—one physician’s perspective eight months later

Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice President of Medical Professional at the Canadian Medical Association; and Dr. James Downar, an ICU physician in Toronto who also helped develop the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) curriculum for Joule and the CMA discuss Dr. Downar’s experience with MAiD and how this new mandate is playing out in his hospital.

Running time: 21:12


Joule Innovation podcast—The long roots of inspiration—from why I became a physician to how it led me to find better ways of treating patients with Luc Sirois and Dr. Yanick Beaulieu (podcast available in French only)

Luc Sirois, leader and co-founder of the Hacking Health movement for collaborative innovation in healthcare and beyond; and Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, a Montreal cardiologist and founder of REACTS (“Remote Education Augmented Communication, Training, Supervision”) discuss what inspired Dr. Beaulieu to become a cardiologist and how his time as a physician led him to found REACTS.

Running time: 28:02


Joule Innovation podcast - From off the grid to outer space—how 3D printing of medical tools is changing healthcare and space exploration with Dr. Mark Dermer and Dr. Julielynn Wong

Dr. Mark Dermer, Ottawa family physician and member of the Joule Innovation Council; and Dr. Julielynn Wong, founder of 3D4MD and a 2016 Joule Innovation grant recipient discuss what inspired Dr. Wong to begin her journey as entrepreneur and what current problems can be solved with innovative ideas like 3D printing.

Running time: 26:34


Joule Innovation podcast—Commercialization—it needn’t be a dirty word with Dr. William Parker and Dr. Dale Podolsky

Dr. William Parker, a resident in radiology, former Chief Medical Officer for Salu Design Group and member of the Joule Innovation Council; and Dr. Dale Podolsky, an engineer and resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, founder of Simulare Medical Corp and a 2016 Joule Innovation grant recipient discuss both the medical profession’s traditional uneasiness with commercialization and the immense opportunity that the process holds to drive patient outcomes for the many.

Running time: 28:49


Joule Innovation podcast - Ending our love affair with the fax machine with Dr. Mark Dermer, Dr. Michael Giuffre and Mr. Rohit Joshi

Dr. Mark Dermer, Ottawa family physician and member of the Joule Innovation Council, Mr. Rohit Joshi, CEO of Brightsquid and Dr. Michael Giuffre, a pediatric cardiologist and member of the board of directors for Brightsquid discuss the need to abandon outdated technology in healthcare and catch up with the rest of society by leveraging more efficient, private and secure forms of technology. The idea of change can be daunting; however it can be incremental, sustainable, and progressive. Hear about some exciting new advances being made here in Canada that can improve doctor to doctor communication and may fill your inbox with patient thank you notes.

Running time: 27:09


Joule Innovation podcast - Adapting the "hackathon" to help drive physician-led innovation with Luc Sirois and Dr. Denis Vincent (podcast available in French only)

Listen as Dr. Denis Vincent, Edmonton-based family physician and founder of ezReferral, and Luc Sirois, director and co-founder of Hacking Health, discuss the concept of "hackathons" and how we adapt this idea to the area of health care in order to improve patient care. Hackathons give physicians tools and a collaborative environment they can use to create innovative, meaningful and sustainable change. Be inspired by the experience that shook Dr. Vincent and how it led him to become an entrepreneur.

Running time: 23:10


Joule Innovation podcast - If at first you don’t succeed—tips from a physician entrepreneur on sticking with it—with Dr. Breanne Everett and Dr. Dennis Reich

Dr. Breanne Everett, CEO of Orpyx Medical Technologies and member of the Joule Innovation Council sits down with Dr. Dennis Reich, a successful physician entrepreneur and technology consultant from Sudbury, Ontario, and gets his advice on how to navigate the often challenging and frustrating calling of physician disruptor. Hear about the importance of learning from those who have come before, seeking out contacts in differing sectors and above all, the virtue of patience.

Running time: 16:18


Joule Innovation podcast - Uncharted territory—Innovating from within the hospital system with Dr. Joshua Liu and Dr. Matt Bromwich

Dr. Joshua Liu co-founder and CEO of SeamlessMD and Dr. Matt Bromwich, ENT Surgeon, and Founder and CMO of Clearwater Clinical discuss the challenges physicians face when trying to innovate from within the hospital setting. Hear stories of how Dr. Bromwich started his entrepreneurial journey as a resident, building prototypes in his basement, to now developing mobile medical devices through his successful company, Clearwater Clinical. He addresses key challenges including lack of time and resources to innovate, low risk tolerance, conflict of interest, and competing priorities. In addition to his passion and self-professed stubbornness not to give up, Dr. Bromwich shares some integral tips to success including: start small, move quickly and think big. He also stresses that innovation is a team sport, so it’s essential to establish connections and support from within and from outside the hospital setting.

Running time: 25:51