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Katie Bryski

  • Meet the Engaged Patients

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    Posted by Katie Bryski and Ellie Yu on January 27, 2020 How involved are you in making decisions and taking action to improve your health and wellness? How confident do you feel navigating the health system?

  • Ask Your Pharmacist: Expertise at Your Fingertips

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    Posted on February 11, 2020 by Katie Bryski According to a recent study, nearly nine in 10 Canadians consult the internet for health information. [1] Unfortunately, “Dr. Google” isn’t always a trustworthy source. False and misleading...

  • A Front Line Look at Virtual Care

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    Posted on April 28, 2020 by Katie Bryski and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat It’s an uncertain and frightening time for health care. The COVID-19 virus has brought unprecedented new challenges for the health system; we are all in uncharted territory as we attempt to...

  • A Front Line Look at Virtual Care: Part Two

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    Posted on May 4, 2020 by Katie Bryski and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, virtual care is filling a larger role in health care. Telephones, video chats and secure messaging allow clinics to keep their digital doors open while...

  • Virtual Beats Viral

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    Posted on May 19, 2020 by Katie Bryski It’s been nine weeks since I came home and stayed home. In that time, we’ve seen extraordinary growth of virtual care across Canada. As our health system faces unprecedented challenges, virtual care has proven to...

  • The Right Data, the Right Decisions: Why Patients Need Access to Their Health Information

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    Posted on November 8, 2019 by Rashaad Bhyat and Katie Bryski When it comes to health, little things can catch us by surprise. During a recent chat, my colleague Katie related, “I was hiking last summer when I cut myself on dirty metal. Just a random...

  • Beyond the Binary: Sex and Gender Information in EHRs

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    Posted on June 8, 2020 by Katie Bryski It’s unsettling, going unseen. Several years ago, I sat in an exam room with Kleenex scrunched in my fist. The clinician had just suggested a common procedure — except it wouldn’t be routine for me. Quite the...

  • Engaged Patients Part II: Engaged Patients and Virtual Care

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    Posted on June 30, 2020 by Katie Bryski and Ellie Yu It’s a brave new world in health care. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Canadians have turned increasingly to virtual care. According to Infoway’s ongoing tracking survey , virtual visits accounted...

  • Addressing Health Care Inequities through Race-Based Data

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    Posted on August 10, 2020 by Katie Bryski and Dana Riley A virus may not discriminate on its own, but systemic inequities mean that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted racialized groups. Data from the United States and the United Kingdom show...

  • How e-Prescribing Impacted a Nurse Practitioner’s Workflow

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    Posted on May 12, 2020 by Katie Bryski Have you ever wondered where a work day has gone? A few minutes troubleshooting here and there can add up with astonishing speed. In a busy clinic, those small diversions carry a heavy weight.

  • 2020: A Virtual Care Retrospective

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    Posted on December 22, 2020 by Dr. Rashaad Bhyat The zeitgeist of 2020 has already been well documented by many wise individuals. But suffice it to say, this has been a year like no other in recent memory, and one that has left an indelible mark on the...

  • Why Virtual Care needs to be Inclusive

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    Posted on March 16, 2021 by Katie Bryski and Waldo Beauséjour Nearly one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, it is apparent that its effects have been disproportionately felt by Black and racialized Canadians. Research shows that Black people are...

  • Connecting the Hospital and the Home

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    Posted on May 25, 2021 by Katie Bryski As digital health tools and services play an increasingly large role in Canadians’ lives, how we think about models of care delivery is changing. In some cases, health care is moving out of the four walls of the...

  • Re-Examining the Social Determinants of Health

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    Posted on June 23, 2021 by Katie Bryski The COVID-19 pandemic has concretely demonstrated the impact that social factors can have on health and health equity. Health inequities occur when a person experiences poorer outcomes and quality of care based on...

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