OROT, the connected health innovation hub of the JGH (within CIUSSS West-Central Montreal), links private-sector entrepreneurs with public-sector healthcare experts. This is helping to solve the puzzle of how creativity can be nurtured, so that new products and tools are developed to improve the delivery of care. (Click on this or any image to enlarge it.)
October 2021Spotlight feature

Bringing new technology to life through OROT, the JGH’s innovation hub

OROT, the innovation hub of the JGH and the CIUSSS, is linking entrepreneurs with healthcare experts to develop new products for better care.

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Dr. Ali Abualsaud (right), an Interventional Cardiologist, performs a minimally invasive procedure at the JGH to replace a patient’s failing aortic valve. Working with Dr. Abualsaud is Dr. Felix Ma, a Cardiac Surgeon. Dr. Abualsaud wears a HoloLens headset, which connects him—via a communications platform developed by Auger Groupe Conseil—with Caroline Merineau, a clinical specialist at Medtronic Canada in Trois-Rivières. So advanced is the headset’s digital technology that Dr. Abualsaud and Ms. Merineau feel almost as if they are side by side in the JGH’s hybrid operating room, as they discuss the fine points of the artificial valve, which Medtronic manufactures. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2021News

In a world first, JGH enables Toronto specialist to virtually attend Montreal surgery

Innovative use of HoloLens technology has enabled the JGH to greatly enhance the ability of surgical experts at remote locations to view JGH operations and offer guidance.

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Mental health app
NewsOctober 2020

New app helps family doctors track patients’ mental health in greater detail

New app will enhance the quality of mental-health treatment by helping family doctors to track their patients’ moods over time.

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