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Cerner system extended to ambulatory clinics

TORONTO and KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Cerner Corp. has announced successful deployments of the Ambulatory EMR Project in three Ontario hospitals. The deployments were supported by Canada Health Infoway to improve quality and accessibility of clinical documentation across the inpatient...

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HEALTHe NL adds viewer, expands access

ST. JOHN’S, NL – HEALTHe NL, the provincial electronic health record initiative that is being rolled out by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI), has announced the addition of the HEALTHe NL Viewer, powered by Orion Health’s...

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New chair at Health Tech Advisory Committee

TORONTO – Dr. Andreas Laupacis, Chair of the Board of Directors of Health Quality Ontario (HQO), has announced the appointment of Shirlee Sharkey (pictured) as the new Chair of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC). OHTAC is a standing...

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Misdirected faxes still a problem in Saskatchewan

REGINA – Privacy commissioner Gary Dickson (pictured) has issued a report showing that that breaches of confidentiality continue to occur in Saskatchewan, when doctor’s offices and health regions fax personal health information to the wrong number. In one instance, detailed...

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CAMRT announces its 2014 executive committee

OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive committee, effective January 1, 2014. The appointments include Deborah Murley (pictured), RTR, from Charlottetown, PEI, as President and Chair of...

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Saint Elizabeth acquires Tyze Personal Networks

MARKHAM, Ont., and Vancouver, B.C. – Saint Elizabeth Health Care will expand its services to clients, their families and other organizations with the acquisition of Tyze Personal Networks. Tyze is a private online community centered around one person. Families, friends,...

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Richmond Hospital opens ORs with integrated tech

GRAND RAPIDS, MI and RICHMOND, BC – Skytron, a leader in healthcare solutions, is pleased to partner with Richmond Hospital in Richmond, BC, to open integrated, 3D minimally invasive operating rooms. Referred to as AVIOR 3D surgical suites, the new...

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DI review under way in Northern Ontario

TIMMINS, Ont. – Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) and its 12 partner hospitals across Northeastern Ontario have undertaken a third-party review of their diagnostic imaging services. The review, which began in late November, was initiated in order to develop a Quality...

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WRHA unable to make progress on ER waits

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority admits it has failed to make any measurable progress over the past 12 months in meeting a series of performance targets for city hospital emergency rooms. A year ago, WRHA president and CEO Arlene...

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Vocera acquires mVisum to address alarm fatigue

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Vocera Communications, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent communication solutions for mobile environments, has announced the acquisition of mVisum, an innovative provider of alarm management technology solutions for health systems. “The acquisition of mVisum is another step...

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