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Big Data is Powerful

Data is a collection of individual pieces of information. Those pieces of information come together in different ways and with consideration and analysis create knowledge, insights and innovation. There are a lot of people who believe in openness. I tend to be on the open side of the fence. Others counter sayings that privacy is […]

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Why digital tools won’t replace healthcare workers

Often in discussions about healthcare and technology eventually the conversation leads to robots replacing humans. There are a number of funny clips that “innovation experts” like to play of robots moving around hospitals seeing patients or operating. Many healthcare providers may wonder if their job is going to be at stake. In some cases yes, […]

Speaking with students: Talking about the risks and benefits of using digital tools in a social age

  This weekend I had the pleasure of going to the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association 2012 Ontario Regional Conference. I’ve  enjoyed being involved with CNSA since 2007, and was honoured by a Lifetime Membership in 2011. It is always fun going back to these conference because students are full of energy and excitement. In the talk […]

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The CICC: A cluster of innovation in complex care

On Tuesday I stopped by the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, at UHN’s Toronto General Hospital. It was not my first time coming by their weekly innovation rounds, and it definitely won’t be my last. Three years ago I came across the teams work while exploring other innovation focused groups during my time at the Health Strategy […]

Pasquale Fiore's PDF on teaching health information science

Free resource for teaching health information science

A fantastic nurse, and a new friend, Pasquale Fiore MSc RN. We met virtually, and then in person at the Canadian Nurse’s Association in June 2012. Then after exchanging a few emails he sent me a great resource he had developed to share with a few other faculty who interested in teaching health information science. When […]

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Maker meet healthcare

The majority of house hold products and gadgets are bought from the store and made in a distant location, at least in the developed world. This is a great thing because it allows us to focus on specialization and others can do things for cheaper. The down side is that we lose the skills we […]

free oha social media webinar

OHA Webcast Series

Thanks to the hard work of the two awesome members of the Ontario Hospital Association team – Katie Bryne and Ashley Weinhandl the webinar on Social Media are now live. There are 4 different perspectives on social media from various perspectives (Manager, MD, RN, Communications). If you sign up you can view any of the four videos you are […]

Robert Fraser's Nursing Ideas website

Websites do not get better with age

After talking about avoiding perfectionism, talking about complacency is important too. Complacency is just as damaging to online projects. I learned this lesson the hard way, with my website Nursing Ideas. When I recently looked at it, I wasn’t proud. I’ve been rightly distracted by a lot of other things. Between working at York University, […]

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Avoid perfectionism

Perfectionism can sink a website or online project. Although it takes time to make a website perfection can stop it from moving forward and keep things offline for too long. Many organizations and individuals hold back on projects for weeks, months or years because it is not perfect. Perfectionism is especially dangerous within groups. Different […]