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The MyHeadHealth mobile app is the brainchild of Dr. Gihan Perera, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Read about this and other research and innovation achievements in our 2020 round-up.
December 9, 2020

2020 Celebrations: Research and Innovation


Chronic concussion? There’s an app for that

The MyHeadHealth concussion app — developed by HHS physician Gihan Perera in collaboration with HHS’ CREATE (CentRE for dAta science and digiTal hEalth) — has the potential to become the international standard of care for chronic concussion rehabilitation. Read.

Hamilton Health Sciences is making discoveries through research and innovation that are transforming the way healthcare is provided locally, nationally and around the world.

In 2020, virtual patient care saw more than a 1,000 per cent increase at HHS due to COVID-19, and patients receiving care from the comfort of their own homes shared their experiences with the hospital’s readers and followers. Staff’s ability to quickly pivot to virtual care delivery was also highlighted with stories about key team members, including a digital health nurse.

HHS is recognized as one of the world’s leading health sciences research organizations, and 2020 stories highlighted some exciting projects and milestones. Dr. Michelle Batthish was the first recipient of the 2020 Kawasaki Disease Canada Research Award for her research on long-term cardiovascular outcomes in children with Kawasaki disease.

Dr. Clinton Campbell gave us a glimpse into the future of healthcare, with his one-year pilot project on digital pathology and the role that artificial intelligence (AI) is playing in his research.

2020 was also a year of firsts, including an HHS team that was the first in Canada to perform a lifesaving cardiac valve replacement procedure. Other innovative procedures included HHS physicians using imaging technology for the heart to guide a procedure that saved a patient’s leg.

Watch for more 2020 celebration stories this month.