Solving Healthcare Podcast

Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng cares for the sickest of the sick in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Ottawa Hospital.  His research focuses on making the ICU more efficient and improving access to palliative care services.  To achieve this, he founded the Resource Optimization Network, a multidisciplinary research group working to reduce health spending in this area without compromising care.  Dr. K, as he is fondly called, is a leading contributor helping the department to achieve its vision of shaping the future of Medicine.

In association with the Ottawa Department of Medicine and the Resource Optimization Network, Solving Healthcare is a podcast series featuring interviews and discussions on topics related to improving healthcare delivery in Canada based on the values of cost-effectiveness, dignity and justice in healthcare. The podcasts will challenge the status quo and explore gaps, assumptions and different perspectives in the pursuit of finding solutions to the problems in Canada’s healthcare system.

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Homeless, Safe Injection Sites & More, with Dr. Mark Tyndall
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Episode Notes

COVID-19’s Impact on the Homeless, Safe Injection Sites & More, with Dr. Mark Tyndall
COVID-19 Conversation with Kaveh & Lizzie From The House of Pod
COVID-19: Impact on Child Maltreatment, with Dr. Michelle Ward
Webinar 5: How to Manage Death & Grieving During COVID-19
Lessons From SARS, China, Approach to PPE & More with World PPE Expert, Dr. Laurie Mazurik
Staying Fit During a Pandemic, with Dan John
Jason Fung: Fasting Physiology, Why It Can Transform Healthcare, Impact on Immunity & More
Preparing Your ICU for COVID-19, with Dr. David Neilipovitz: Webinar 1
COVID-19: Impact on Nursing Homes, with Dr. Gianni D’Egidio & Dr. Celeste Fung
Webinar 2. “COVID-19: What You Need To Know About Personal Protective Equipment”
Minicast: Rapid COVID-19 Testing with CEO of Spartan BioScience, Dr. Paul Lem
COVID-19: Transmission, Masks, Treatments, Reintegration & More, with Pandemic Expert Dr. Amesh Adalja
Student Solidarity: Supporting the Front Line in COVID-19
Remembering What Really Matters In a World Turning Upside. Staying Connected, with Dr. Peter Brindley
Solving COVID-19, with Epidemiologist Dr. Raywat Deonandan
How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19, with Dr. Adrienne Matheson
Preparing for COVID-19. Innovative Solutions, with Dr. Bhaskar Gopalan ER Physician (Minicast)
Finding Balance in Our Response to COVID-19, with Dr. Paul Offit
COVID-19: Clinical Presentations of ICU Patients, with Dr. Nick Mark (Minicast)
COVID-19: Lessons from Seattle, with Dr. Nick Mark
COVID-19: LESSONS FROM ITALY & MORE, with Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti (Minicast)
Racism, Colonialism & Hope. The Realities of Indigenous Health, with Dr. Michael Kirlew
Healthy, Resilient & Engaged Communities. Solving Healthcare with Social Prescribing, with Dr. Kate Mulligan
Fasting: The Stall, Eating Disorders & Athletic Performance, with Megan Ramos
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting, with Megan Ramos
Coronavirus: What You Need To Know, with Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti (Minicast)
Privatization, Cannabis, Medical Assistance in Dying, Transgender Issues & More, with Andre Picard
Andre Picard: A Pragmatic Approach to Solving Healthcare
Minicast: Out Of The Cold Program. Supporting Vulnerable Inner City Patients with Dr. Mariah Hughes

We hope you’ve been enjoying the Solving Healthcare podcast series! We’re reaching out to listeners for the first time to learn about you and to get your input on topics related to solving healthcare. 

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Apple Podcast Ratings

  • Amazing doc
    by CDNneighbour from Canada

    Episode with Dr. Chika Oriuwa was inspiring. I wish I had half her courage and energy... thank you for that interview. More of us need to be like her.

  • Great
    by Lime.leaf from Canada

    Ontario docs/researchers talking sense with evidence. The fastest way to get up to date, reliable info is to spend an hour (plus) with the people who know disease and it's prevention the best. Being a science nerd I happily take notes and get prepared to adapt them when the science changes. Their recent covid program was spot on.

  • I recently found this and i love it !!!
    by Hdjaidbwisnq from Canada

    its so great to hear the different perspectives on the diverse topics pertaining to healthcare, this is probably my favorite podcast at the moment:)

  • Amazing.
    by MS82 from Canada

    As an Ontario doc, loving this!

  • Informative and fun!!!
    by AdBr416929 from Canada

    Love the podcast. Excellent, knowledgeable guests who explain complex concepts clearly. Lots of relevant topics. Great balance between being educational but also entertaining.

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