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The right test, at the right time

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The right test, at the right time
Dr. Sacha Bhatia

​​​​​​​Cardiologist Dr. Sacha Bhatia and his team led the Echo Wisely trial, which examined ways to reduce the number of unnecessary echocardiograms being performed. The initiative was funded by the PMCC Innovation Committee.​​

As the appetite grows for medical testing, a palatable app is feeding physicians timely information​

Innovation can be life-saving, but if new and more productive ideas never make it beyond the lab or test stage, it becomes innovation inaction. Within the fast-evolving world of medicine, as new technologies, drugs and procedures are unveiled each day, having solid proof that a new innovation works as promised usually leads to greater adoption. The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) is putting such innovations into action, recently finishing a nine-hospital study where an online application was used to guide physicians in the appropriate use of echocardiography.​