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Jesse Hirsh Talks Patient Empowerment on #MindVine Podcast

Jesse Hirsh makes you think.

He has strong opinions about healthcare, technology and traditional thinking that naturally make the people around him challenge their own beliefs.

A prominent voice as an internet strategist, Hirsh also considers himself an artist, futurist, researcher and public speaker. He is also an experienced innovator and collaborator with a passion for educating people on the potential benefits and perils of technology. 


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Ontario Shores and Mozzaz Merge Patient Engagement and Care Planning

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and Mozzaz, a digital health company based in Waterloo, Ontario, are proud to formally announce the launch of an innovative mobile mental health app for patients.

Ontario Shores, a specialty mental health hospital in Whitby, Ontario, and Mozzaz have launched a patient engagement mobile app which delivers personalized mobile interventions to patients.

The app uses Mozzaz’s mHealth platform and is fully integrated with Ontario Shores’ Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.

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Understanding Food and Your Own Health, Better

A major part of the Metabolic Clinic is the Clinical Dietitian component. For the majority of our Metabolic Clinic clients, they want to make changes to their food intake in order to reach their healthy lifestyle goals. March is Nutrition Month and across Canada, Registered Dietitians are spreading the word to promote healthy eating. This year’s Nutrition Month theme is: Take the Fight Out of Food. Spot the Problem. Get the Facts. Seek Support.

The goal of this year’s campaign is to help Canadians stop their struggles with food. When I reflect on how this can be applied to Ontario Shores, I think about the clients that I see on patient care units for various medical conditions, and the Metabolic Clinic clients who are struggling to make food-related behavior changes to manage their weight, and to control their diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. But there are also all of the staff and clients who could be quietly struggling with health conditions big or small that require some food-related changes or restrictions. Sometimes people just don’t know where to look for reputable information regarding nutrition. I can’t tell you how many times clients have quoted Dr. Oz regarding nutrition facts, or they quoted nutrition information that they heard on the news, which was really only the result of one study. So, how do we know where to turn for reputable nutrition information? That’s where this year’s Nutrition Month campaign comes into play.

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