Hot tip: saying “minorities are difficult to recruit” is synonymous with “we don’t have an inclusive culture at our institution.” POC and other minorities want to work where they will be treated equitably and valued for their whole selves. Thank you for coming to my…
"I've yet to see the CEO who, while running a meeting, takes minutes, & I’ve never heard of a judge who... would also be the stenographer." Yet docs make life/death decisions while click-click-clicking & documenting useless details. What could go wrong?…
We’ve seen this perverse relationship between quality and rewards play out in 2 ways recently: 1) gov’t slashes fees, lowest quality care volume increases 2) high quality and high value care is a good idea, until providers hit a sustainability wall in a fixed fee environment…
#Medtwitter If you’re a physician with less than 2000 friends/followers, we can do this the old fashioned way. #Physicians: Follow ALL who Comment, ReTweet and Like this post. Let’s support each other! #somedocs @somedocs #Doctors
Prof Ashley Brown from @IHepatology and international colleagues giving an insight into retreatment of patients who failed glecaprevir/pibrentasvir for #HepatitisC in @JHepatology https://t.co/vXxFLqNcI1
This old guy ordered his morning coffee via a mobile app and walked past a long line of many millennial aged individuals. #FeelGoodFriday
It means alot to patients & clinicians to know @F8Martine @PSCSupportUK work so hard, as do others @PSCPartners, for patients with PSC. You live the disease we @tomhemmingk @hepatoMD @DrAliyaMD agonise over. I had a draining day, but that is nothing to living with PSC at…
A good argument to be made that travel medicine consults should be considered medically necessary, and important for public health. Probably a lot more necessary than many other visit reasons that are funded. https://t.co/QVu7Sv2ack
Before anyone asks, Bayshore Healthcare is a privately held company. This is a private-public partnership and a strong model for innovation. It should be embraced when done correctly. #onhealth https://t.co/Yfq4n84i2F
I'm going to be super meta and retweet my own tweets... But there's still time to register for this Women's Health CME event on April 5th! @jddneary @DrSoniaAnand1 @GerritsenBeth @BirthControlDoc @patelt17 @MacDeptMed @mcmasterchse @McMasterOBGYN @McMasterFamMed…
Important advice often realized too late in a physician’s career. Only people love you back. Not institutions. Not CVs. Relationships are the ultimate source of resilience. Take the time to invest. @AAMCtoday #WorkLifeBalance https://t.co/5MBVdD5XIX
Something to be proud of @UHN. The frontline staff (admins, cleaners, porters, clerks, clinicians) deserve the bulk of the credit for their amazing work every day. As an aside, can anyone direct me to the criteria used to create this ranking? @Newsweek https://t.co/I99czEZRba
@hepatoMD @IlanShahin Hospitals have the worst bathroom situation - all that I’ve been to as patient and doctor - seriously GI clinics and endoscopy suites should have bathrooms galore not one or two stall bathrooms with broken toilets!!!!
A4: Yes, patients should have real-time access to their records. Otherwise, it's not useful enough. The data belongs to them. I have found patients respectful, understanding, and not calling right away with an unexpected result. #HQOChat
The liver clinic won the @UHN @myUHNPortal contest for most signups. Our staff have embraced it (clinicians and support staff). ✅fewer calls ✅patients happier ✅less printing of results for pts ✅pts pointing out errors Overall very positive. #HQOChat
If hospitals were really well designed, the coffee wouldn’t be all the way down on the 1st floor.
Overuse of medical care puts patients’ lives in danger, drives up costs, and is a drain on the precious resources of a health system. Listen to the latest episode of The Dose to learn about one campaign that is trying to stop the problem. https://t.co/tOpdH4HrPI
Agree and the liver team are hoping @hepatoMD @sapisochin to see the rising rates of HCC and cholangiocarcinoma mean they become a priority for structured screening, care and innovative therapies @UHN and beyond. https://t.co/yO1UnXZJKU
Stepping out of one's comfort zone is always a BIG step and this one was mine. Check out the full interview on #NAFLD as you don't want to miss it. Thank you @WhatSheSaidTalk for having us! @CdnLiverFdtn @hepatoMD @thebabyspotca #LiverHealthMonth https://t.co/EtBdUV2oQx
Now in press: Our @AGA_CGH survey study of ~400 physicians on barriers to #palliativecare for #ESLD pts. Top barriers: 1) misperceptions of PC, 2) patients' prognostic unawareness, 3) competing time demands. #hpm https://t.co/f9qmX9Zuum pic.twitter.com/PGos2s8G0y
Did you know many Canadians are affected with Hepatitis C & don't even know they have it? Know your status. Join us this WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 at Toronto Western Hospital @ the Helliwell Atrium by Shoppers Drug Mart 10am-3pm for testing. ...Did we also mention that it's…
Have you heard? We're doing free Hepatitis C screening TOMORROW at Toronto General Hospital at the Eaton Lobby from 10am - 3pm! Come join us and help us #EliminateHepatitis. #Knowyourstatus pic.twitter.com/xM30UzECiZ
BELL LET’S TALK DAY 2019 OFFICIAL VIDEO: Today, every view of this video makes a difference. All you need to do is watch it and Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. Share to help spread the word! #BellLetsTalk pic.twitter.com/zVdFiEafYl
Happy cold Monday! Here is today's #MondayMetrics. Did you know that 5% of people who have HBV (Hepatitis B) also have Hepatitis D (HDV)? That's a total of 15 – 20 million persons infected with HDV WORLDWIDE. #Hepatitis pic.twitter.com/gEeUicK8sK
Viral #hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. Viral #HepB and #HepC are root causes of liver cancer or cirrhosis, but may not show symptoms for a long period. Here is how you can help prevent viral hepatitis. #TestTreatHepatitis…
#Viralhepatitis accounts for 1.34 m deaths per year and two thirds of all #livercancer deaths are caused by hepatitis B and C. Find out more on our website. https://t.co/2CkXBYXMNn #NOhep pic.twitter.com/9xE3lAAPVC
Eliminating #viralhepatitis by 2030 will support progress towards the #SDGs. Join our global movement for the #elimination of this global killer. https://t.co/4lF4Xnksmq. #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #Goals #2030Goals #Goal3 pic.twitter.com/sSOsgu3JXo
DID YOU KNOW: VIRCAN is offering a 1 day ROADSHOW in clinics around Toronto?! We are offering a FREE Fibroscan clinic, point of care testing, on site Hepatologist consultations and MUCH MORE! DM us for more information! #EndHepCRoadshow #Hepatitis
#FridayFacts: In most cases, people who are infected with Hepatitis C may not even experience any symptoms for days, months and EVEN years! That is why getting tested is important because detecting the virus early can help reduce damage to your liver! pic.twitter.com/D2WrNoaOPe
Viral hepatitis accounts for 1.34 million deaths per year Every single one of these deaths is preventable, as we have effective treatment for #hepB and a cure for #hepC Learn more about #hepatitis here: https://t.co/2CkXBYXMNn pic.twitter.com/fSmn6y8ifG
#TuesdayTips: Did you know that there is no Hepatitis C vaccine? BUT there are multiple ways to PREVENT Hepatitis C! - Always wear a condom - Do not share personal hygiene equipment, etc. Even though there is no Hep C vaccine, there are vaccines available for Hep A and B!…
Happy Monday, everyone! Back to the work week! Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of Canadians living with Hepatitis C and don't even know it?! Get tested today and know your status. #MondayMetrics pic.twitter.com/stqivgUx9h
#FridayFacts and #Funfacts! Did you know people can live with the Hepatitis C virus and not even know they have it?! That's why early screening is important because early treatment can prevent serious liver damage! pic.twitter.com/kgF8DL5x2R
Happy New Year! Our VIRCAN team would like to wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! #Hello2019
Hepatitis A can be transmitted in various ways. Hence, it is always important to practice basic hygiene practices such as washing hands when preparing and eating food! #HepatitisA #HepAprevention pic.twitter.com/DzWM5vDmxM
Happy Holidays, everyone! We hope that you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season filled with lots of love and laughter!
Happy Holidays! We wish you all a safe, happy and wonderful holiday season! pic.twitter.com/VkNbo23I46
Did you know it’s possible that donor lungs infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted into a patient who needs them? Ex Vivo technology and donor support makes this possible! #CanDo #transplant Learn more: https://t.co/iZ2P9q8u5L pic.twitter.com/MjsF5ivoor
#ThrowbackThursday with one of our VIRCAN testers, David! Last week VIRCAN & @hepatoMD were at Crosstown FHT providing point of care testing, Fibroscans & education to docs & patients! If you are part of a group of docs that are interested in our team coming, send…
Since approval of the #hepatitisB vaccine 3 decades ago, dramatic progress has been made in understanding the natural history of chronic #HBV infection as well as advances in antiviral treatment & accessibility of clinical care for #hepatitis—new Seminar…
We are excited to start the End-HepC ROADSHOW! We will be providing education to health care professionals & patients in family health teams across Toronto & Ontario with @hepatoMD Today we will be at Crosstown Family Health team! Stay tuned to see where our next…
It's World Hepatitis Day! If you were born from 1945 to 1975 - you should be tested for Hep C. We can only cure those we diagnose.
Research never ends...we're not done even in HCV yet - @JMPawlotsky at IAS-coinfection meeting
If only we could all get the drugs this cheaply...but not the only challenge to HCV elimination. Andrew Hill at IAS-coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/Q3p9mj3uFk
Drug prices still a challenge to HCV elimination but coming down...Andrew Hill at IAS-Coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/naNiqQrDf6
Lancet: disproving the Cochrane skepticism on the clinical benefits of an SVR with DAA in hepatitis C https://t.co/tupywEkGl7
Margaret Hellard reminding us that people who inject drugs are not hard to reach, just easy to ignore HIV-Hepatitis Coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/iyC0Cf3Z6y
VIRCAN is a structured academic-community partnership that will address issues throughout the care of viral hepatitis, from diagnosis to treatment to cure.
Based out of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease (TCLD), one of the largest liver units in North America, the VIRCAN team looks forward to demonstrating how viral hepatitis screening and treatment should be optimized in other urban settings across Canada, and around the world.
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Viral Hepatitis Care Network (VIRCAN) is an initiative of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease part of the University Health Network that provides liver related healthcare services you need, at the convenience you want and the standards you deserve, right to your doorstep. VIRCAN Clinics are conveniently located in 4 locations around the GTA.
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