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Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Solving Healthcare features interviews and discussions on the topic of improving healthcare delivery in Canada.

Transforming Healthcare: A Holistic Approach to Efficiency and Prevention

This quick minicast of Solving Healthcare, emphasizes the belief that healthcare is a solvable problem and explores the potential to create a more holistic and efficient system. Dr. K discusses the crucial role of prevention in reducing costs and improving outcomes, the importance of focusing on high-resource users, addressing system inefficiencies, and learning from successful healthcare models. The conversation underscores the need for a new mindset and approach to effectively tackle these healthcare challenges.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”OFFERSEXAMINE.COMBest source for evidence based nutrition and supplement information.Exclusive Offer for Kwadcast FollowersWe are thrilled to roll out a special offer exclusively for the subscribers of Kwadcast.substack.com, made possible by our new partnership:* 7-Day Free Trial: Start your journey with Examine.com with no strings attached. Explore their exhaustive resources and see how they can aid in meeting your health and wellness objectives.* Discounted Subscription Plans: Enjoy a special discount on Examine.com’s membership, tailored just for you:* Monthly Subscription: Originally $29, now just $25 — a saving of 14%.* Yearly Subscription: Typically $198, now only $171 — saving you 14% as well.Get Your Discounted AccessReady to dive in? Simply use this special link to access these exclusive discounts. The link will direct you to a sign-up page where your discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.Discount LINK for Examine.comLMNTWe're excited to announce our partnership with LMNT, a pioneer in superior hydration solutions. The key to proper hydration isn't just water—it's water plus electrolytes. This balance is vital to avoid issues like muscle cramps and energy dips, often caused by the dilution of electrolyte levels from excessive water intake, a condition known as hyponatremia.Enter LMNT, an electrolyte drink mix that's tasty, convenient, and free from sugar or artificial additives. Co-created by Robb Wolf and Luis Villasenor, LMNT provides optimal ratios of sodium, potassium, and magnesium, ensuring not only health and performance benefits but also a delightful taste experience with flavours like Orange Salt, Citrus Salt, and the new Watermelon Salt.To celebrate our partnership, we're offering you a free sample pack.Simply visit DrinkLMNT.com/kwadcast and start your journey to better hydration. LMNT stands behind their product with a no-questions-asked refund policy.Together with LMNT, we're redefining hydration. Remember, it's not just about water—it's about water PLUS electrolytes. Stay hydrated, and stay healthy!LMNTMyPROTEINAs a Kwadcast member, you get special discounts at MyProtein, a top sports nutrition brand.I'm a big fan of their Clear Whey protein. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for post-workout recovery. My family and I love it, and it's become a staple in our fitness routine.To enjoy your discount, just use this link:MYPROTEINEnjoy the benefits of quality nutrition at great prices!EFFYDESKWe’re massive fans of standup desk.Effydesk provides amazing electric standing desks that we are monster fans of.Use this for 10% off.SHM DiscountHigher Healths CanadaWe allow you to optimize and restore peak health by filling the nutritional gaps we have in our diets. We enable you to become your very best self without compromise. Our products are 100% pure, unaltered and nutritionally in demand. It's time to put back in what's been missing in our diets.  Feel the difference real nutrition makes. Welcome to Higher Health's.Go to https://www.higherhealths.ca/Use code 'solvinghealthcare' at checkout.Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
June 18, 2024

287: Personalizing Recovery: The Power of Choice and Empowerment with Jacki Hillios

In this episode of Solving Healthcare, we're joined by Jackie Hillios, Deputy Executive Director of The Phoenix. Jackie discusses her journey in social work and The Phoenix's holistic approach to recovery, focusing on community, connection, and meaningful activities. She highlights the importance of accessibility and empowerment in recovery, and the need for innovation in healthcare and education to improve outcomes. Tune in to learn more about The Phoenix's mission and its ambitious plans for the future.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”OFFERS EXAMINE.COMBest source for evidence based nutrition and supplement information.Exclusive Offer for Kwadcast FollowersWe are thrilled to roll out a special offer exclusively for the subscribers of Kwadcast.substack.com, made possible by our new partnership:* 7-Day Free Trial: Start your journey with Examine.com with no strings attached. Explore their exhaustive resources and see how they can aid in meeting your health and wellness objectives.* Discounted Subscription Plans: Enjoy a special discount on Examine.com’s membership, tailored just for you:* Monthly Subscription: Originally $29, now just $25 — a saving of 14%.* Yearly Subscription: Typically $198, now only $171 — saving you 14% as well.Get Your Discounted AccessReady to dive in? Simply use this special link to access these exclusive discounts. The link will direct you to a sign-up page where your discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.Discount LINK for Examine.comLMNTWe're excited to announce our partnership with LMNT, a pioneer in superior hydration solutions. The key to proper hydration isn't just water—it's water plus electrolytes. This balance is vital to avoid issues like muscle cramps and energy dips, often caused by the dilution of electrolyte levels from excessive water intake, a condition known as hyponatremia.Enter LMNT, an electrolyte drink mix that's tasty, convenient, and free from sugar or artificial additives. Co-created by Robb Wolf and Luis Villasenor, LMNT provides optimal ratios of sodium, potassium, and magnesium, ensuring not only health and performance benefits but also a delightful taste experience with flavours like Orange Salt, Citrus Salt, and the new Watermelon Salt.To celebrate our partnership, we're offering you a free sample pack.Simply visit DrinkLMNT.com/kwadcast and start your journey to better hydration. LMNT stands behind their product with a no-questions-asked refund policy.Together with LMNT, we're redefining hydration. Remember, it's not just about water—it's about water PLUS electrolytes. Stay hydrated, and stay healthy!LMNTMyPROTEINAs a Kwadcast member, you get special discounts at MyProtein, a top sports nutrition brand.I'm a big fan of their Clear Whey protein. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for post-workout recovery. My family and I love it, and it's become a staple in our fitness routine.To enjoy your discount, just use this link:MYPROTEINEnjoy the benefits of quality nutrition at great prices!EFFYDESKWe’re massive fans of standup desk.Effydesk provides amazing electric standing desks that we are monster fans of.Use this for 10% off.SHM DiscountHigher Healths CanadaWe allow you to optimize and restore peak health by filling the nutritional gaps we have in our diets. We enable you to become your very best self without compromise. Our products are 100% pure, unaltered and nutritionally in demand. It's time to put back in what's been missing in our diets.  Feel the difference real nutrition makes. Welcome to Higher Health's.Go to https://www.higherhealths.ca/Use code 'solvinghealthcare' at checkout.Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
June 11, 2024

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis: The Impact of Cellphone Bans in Schools

This quick minicast of Solving Healthcare, hosted by Dr. K, focuses on the recent ban on cell phones in schools. Dr. K acknowledges the growing mental health crisis among youth, highlighting the detrimental impact of social media on their well-being. He also examines the effects of virtual learning, which, despite offering flexibility, often lacks the essential social interaction and structure of in-person education. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues, leading to increased isolation and disrupted student routines. Dr. K suggests that the cellphone ban might be a step toward mitigating the negative effects of technology on young people's mental health.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”EXAMINE.COMBest source for evidence based nutrition and supplement information.Exclusive Offer for Kwadcast FollowersWe are thrilled to roll out a special offer exclusively for the subscribers of Kwadcast.substack.com, made possible by our new partnership:* 7-Day Free Trial: Start your journey with Examine.com with no strings attached. Explore their exhaustive resources and see how they can aid in meeting your health and wellness objectives.* Discounted Subscription Plans: Enjoy a special discount on Examine.com’s membership, tailored just for you:* Monthly Subscription: Originally $29, now just $25 — a saving of 14%.* Yearly Subscription: Typically $198, now only $171 — saving you 14% as well.Get Your Discounted AccessReady to dive in? Simply use this special link to access these exclusive discounts. The link will direct you to a sign-up page where your discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.Discount LINK for Examine.comExciting New Partnership: Bringing Examine.com's Trusted Research to Kwadcast NationDR. KWADWO KYEREMANTENG·APR 25I'm excited to share some fantastic news with you that marks a significant milestone for our community. We have officially partnered with Examine.com, a platform that I, personally, have immensely relied on for the most reliable, evidence-based information on nutrition and supplements.Read full storyLMNTWe're excited to announce our partnership with LMNT, a pioneer in superior hydration solutions. The key to proper hydration isn't just water—it's water plus electrolytes. This balance is vital to avoid issues like muscle cramps and energy dips, often caused by the dilution of electrolyte levels from excessive water intake, a condition known as hyponatremia.Enter LMNT, an electrolyte drink mix that's tasty, convenient, and free from sugar or artificial additives. Co-created by Robb Wolf and Luis Villasenor, LMNT provides optimal ratios of sodium, potassium, and magnesium, ensuring not only health and performance benefits but also a delightful taste experience with flavours like Orange Salt, Citrus Salt, and the new Watermelon Salt.To celebrate our partnership, we're offering you a free sample pack.Simply visit DrinkLMNT.com/kwadcast and start your journey to better hydration. LMNT stands behind their product with a no-questions-asked refund policy.Together with LMNT, we're redefining hydration. Remember, it's not just about water—it's about water PLUS electrolytes. Stay hydrated, and stay healthy!LMNTMyPROTEINAs a Kwadcast member, you get special discounts at MyProtein, a top sports nutrition brand.I'm a big fan of their Clear Whey protein. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for post-workout recovery. My family and I love it, and it's become a staple in our fitness routine.To enjoy your discount, just use this link:MYPROTEINEnjoy the benefits of quality nutrition at great prices!EFFYDESKWe’re massive fans of standup desk.Effydesk provides amazing electric standing desks that we are monster fans of.Use this for 10% off.SHM DiscountHigher Healths CanadaWe allow you to optimize and restore peak health by filling the nutritional gaps we have in our diets. We enable you to become your very best self without compromise. Our products are 100% pure, unaltered and nutritionally in demand. It's time to put back in what's been missing in our diets.  Feel the difference real nutrition makes. Welcome to Higher Health's.Go to https://www.higherhealths.ca/Use code 'solvinghealthcare' at checkout.Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
June 4, 2024

286: Sleep Secrets Unveiled: Insights from Mollie Eastman

In this episode of Solving Healthcare, hosted by Dr. K, we're joined by sleep expert Mollie Eastman. Mollie explores the vital role of sleep, sharing personal insights on overcoming sleep challenges. She emphasizes circadian rhythm entrainment and the impact of light exposure on sleep quality. Mollie offers practical tips for improving sleep, especially for shift workers, advocating for the use of apps like TimeShifter and Shift Work for personalized support. With Mollie's guidance, you can gain valuable tools to prioritize sleep and enhance overall well-being.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
May 28, 2024

Navigating Post-Pandemic Challenges in Canadian Healthcare with Dr. Verna Yiu

In this episode of Solving Healthcare, Dr. K hosts Dr. Verna Yiu, former CEO of Alberta Health Services, now VP at the University of Alberta. Dr. Yiu addresses post-pandemic healthcare challenges, advocating for innovative solutions like engaging retired professionals and community-centered care. She underscores the importance of integration, empathetic leadership, and renewed commitment to publicly funded healthcare. Dr. Yiu urges candid conversations to address systemic weaknesses and provides a roadmap for navigating Canada's healthcare with resilience.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
May 14, 2024

284: Minicast: Dr. K shares his thoughts on Ozempic. Is it right for you? What are the common risks? Check out what he has to say on this revolutionary weight loss drug.

Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”OFFERSSolving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
May 7, 2024

283: AI Unveiled, Navigating Healthcare’s Future with Dr. K and Walter Robinson

In this episode of Solving Healthcare, join us as we explore the realm of AI in healthcare with Walter Robinson. We discuss the growing excitement surrounding AI's applications in various facets of healthcare, from revolutionizing imaging and diagnostics to enhancing efficiency and personalization in patient care. Opportunities and challenges presented by AI, discussing regulatory and governance hurdles and envisioning the landscape of other exciting technologies shaping the future of healthcare. Tune in for an illuminating discussion on the forefront of healthcare innovation and transformation.Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”OFFERSSolving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
April 23, 2024

282: Empowering Healthcare Access: A Conversation with Joe Blomeley, EVP of Green Shield

In this episode of Solving Healthcare, hosted by Dr. K, we are joined by Joe Blomeley. Joe is the Executive Vice President of Green Shield, an innovative health services organization. Today Joe shares insights into Green Shield's commitment to enhancing healthcare accessibility. From mental health to primary care, diabetes, and hypertension management. Discover how Green Shield is revolutionizing healthcare with virtual and in-person solutions. Tune in to explore the array of services designed to connect you with top-notch pharmacists and elevate your healthcare experience. Green Shield is not just changing the game – it's empowering you to take charge of your well-being. Don't miss this transformative discussion!Listen now on Apple & SpotifySPONSORBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.Sign up HERE for 10% off | Use discount code “solvinghealthcare”OFFERSSolving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Thank you for reading Solving Healthcare Media with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kwadcast.substack.com/subscribe
April 9, 2024
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Solving Healthcare with Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Solving Healthcare is a podcast series launched in September 2019 by the Resource Optimization Network. Led by Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, a palliative care & intensive care doctor based in Ottawa, these podcasts will feature interviews and discussions on the topic of improving healthcare delivery in Canada.

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Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng cares for the sickest of the sick in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Ottawa Hospital. His research focuses on making the ICU more efficient and improving access to palliative care services. To achieve this, he founded the Resource Optimization Network, a multidisciplinary research group working to reduce health spending in this area without compromising care. Dr. K, as he is fondly called, is a leading contributor helping the department to achieve its vision of shaping the future of Medicine.

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