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.

Listen to the most recent episode:
COVID-19’s Impact on the Homeless, Safe Injection Sites & More, with Dr. Mark Tyndall
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
Transition from Doctor to Patient. The Value of Patient Partnerships, with Dr. Lynn Ashdown
A Call to Action & Christmas Love: Minicast
Unwanted Lessons From Having a Child with Cancer. How Dr. Jennifer McCombe is Solving Healthcare.
Minicast: How Likely Are You to Survive In-Hospital CPR, with Dr. Shannon Fernando
Surviving Pancreatic Cancer & Living Your Best Life, with Sindy Hooper
Minicast: Lessons From The Ottawa Patient Safety Conference 2019
The Opioid Crisis, Humanizing the Homeless & More, with Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull
Over Parenting: Pushing our Kids into Mental Illness, with Dr. Adrienne Matheson. Part 2

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

  • Important podcast with great info
    by Breannatrevs from Canada

    A client of mine told me about this podcast and I will be sure to pass it on! I believe that the information talked about is so useful to help our society and begin healing old wounds and perspectives. Thank you!

  • Changed My Thinking On COVID
    by epicenthusiast from Canada

    I have learned more about Covid, and gained more insights into societal responses to it, through Dr. K's three most recent episodes on the subject, than I did through nine months glued to CBC and CNN. Dr. K's guests are practising medical experts, driven by data, and not by politics. But what makes this podcast so outstanding is the generosity of spirit of the host. It is not always easy or comfortable to talk about Covid (and all the other health care issues this pod addresses) . So much of the time we worry about being judged or shamed for our views. But this podcast creates a genuinely safe-space, while also digging deep into the hard evidence. As a fellow resident of Ottawa, I am delighted to have such a smart and empowering podcast coming out of my community.

  • Excellence
    by KariOT98 from Canada

    As an Occupational therapist I have found this podcast thought provoking and reflective. Podcasts on patient engagement with Julie Drury was excellent.

  • Must listen!
    by gabrielezitikyte from Canada

    Fantastic podcast that touches on all aspects of healthcare. Dr. K is so engaging and has such a positive attitude - incredibly refreshing and always a pleasure to listen to.

  • Authentic
    by Pablo Papa from Canada

    Love this podcast. A genuine discussion of approaches to better healthcare outcomes in the Canadian context.

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