Technology and Innovation at HRH
In 2015 we opened North America’s Most Digital Hospital with the very best leading-edge innovations, including first-in-Canada Medical imaging technology, state-of-the-art interventional radiology suites, an automated pharmacy, and so much more.
Here are some of the ways we are using technology and innovation to light new ways in healthcare.
Canada’s 1st Hospital Command Centre
Our Apotex Emergency Department is one of the busiest EDs in Ontario, and our Command Centre acts as a “mission control” to manage patient flow using real-time data and feeds from across the Hospital.
1st Surgical Program in Canada to use STERIS Technology
STERIS RealView provides real-time updates to family members throughout all stages of their loved one’s surgical journey.
1st Anterior Hip Surgery in the GTA with the Hana Table
Performing hip replacement surgery through the front of a patient’s hip minimizes trauma, leads to less pain, and results in a faster recovery.
Hybrid Interventional Radiology Suites
Our hybrid suites are a cross between an operating room and medical imaging suite, so surgeons can see, diagnose and operate all in one room. The rooms are sterile and surgery-ready, so surgeons can use the room for imaging and then operate on the spot if needed.
1st Ventral Hernia Repair in Canada with da Vinci Surgical Robot
The robot enables a minimally invasive approach, which decreases the risk of wound complications, results in less pain for the patient, and shortens length of stay in the Hospital.
Cancer Care Program
RIVA Robot mixes Chemotherapy Drugs
RIVA keeps patients and staff safe as it prepares chemotherapy drugs in a fully contained enclosure, performing frequent weight and barcode checks to make sure doses are accurate and complete.
State-of-the-art ICG technology in Breast Reconstruction Program
An injectable dye and special imaging equipment helps plastic surgeons determine healthy tissue and improve breast reconstruction outcomes after mastectomy.
NxStage Machines improve life for Home-Dialysis Patients
These small home dialysis machines are simple to use, and allow patients to dialyze at home more often with the help of a trained loved-one.
Apotex Emergency Department
Omnicell Automated Drug Dispensing Unit
The Omnicell keeps medications secure, reduces medication errors, increases staff efficiency, and improves inventory tracking in our Jack & Pat Kay Emergency Psychiatric Unit.
Maternal and Child Program
1st in Ontario to welcome Lucina Robot
This high fidelity obstetrics simulation robot allows Humber staff to practice delivering babies in a controlled environment.
5 State-of-the-Art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Pods
Each pod contains private rooms for each family, featuring the latest Giraffe Omnibed, a combined incubator and care station with specialized monitors.
World-Renowned Child Life Program
This start-to-finish program that makes sure kids feel comfortable and safe on surgery day – and that their parents feel informed and empowered.
Medical Imaging Program
GE SIGNA Artist
This is the most versatile, adaptable, and powerful MRI technology available today, allowing our Medical Imaging team to produce sharper scans, faster.
GE Optima X Ray Lets NICU Babies Rest
A new mobile x-ray detector in combination with the GE Optima can be brought right into NICU rooms so babies can have x-rays taken without having to be moved.
Mental Health & Addictions Program
Child and Adolescent Urgent Care Clinic
This program offers ongoing outpatient care to young patients who arrive in our Jack & Pat Kay Emergency Psychiatric Unit, if they do not require inpatient care but do need additional support.
Automated Guided Vehicles
Our AGVs are self-guided robots that transport non-narcotic medication and supplies throughout the Hospital.
PillPick and BoxPicker
The PillPick and BoxPicker robots dispense and package medication. Everything is tracked and everything is precise. We can even look up a patient 10 years after they were prescribed something and know which medications they were given, including the batch and lot.
Humber’s Elderly Assess and Restore Team (HEART)
HEART helps frail, at risk seniors transition successfully from hospital care back to their daily lives with the same—or improved—functional skills.
da Vinci Surgical Robot
Urologists pioneered the robotic surgery program at Humber with the da Vinci Surgical Robot. Without major incisions, patients experience shorter recovery times, less pain and scarring, and faster return to daily life.
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