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Alberta Health Services announces new President and CEO

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services has announced the appointment of Vickie Kaminski (pictured) as president and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Kaminski, a Registered Nurse, is currently the president and Chief Executive Officer at the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland...

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Telus invests in caregiver communications solution

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in smart point-of-care mobile solutions for healthcare, has announced a new strategic investment of $3 million from Telus Ventures. PatientSafe’s clinical workflow solution, the PatientTouch system, is a mobile platform allowing caregivers...

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$11 million suit filed against Medicentres

CALGARY – Hundreds of Albertans have registered for a class-action law suit concerning a missing laptop that contained the personal and health information of 620,000 persons. The Calgary Herald reported that well-known class-action lawyer Clint Docken (pictured) of Docken & Co....

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St. Michael’s installs mobile X-ray systems

TORONTO – St. Michael’s Hospital recently installed two Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to deliver the benefits of wireless digital radiography in key areas throughout the hospital. One DRX-Revolution replaced an older CR X-ray room in the hospital’s Level 1...

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Infoway announces winners of LEADing Practice awards

TORONTO – Canada Health Infoway, in partnership with Accreditation Canada, has announced seven LEADing Practice award recipients. These organizations were recognized for their leadership in the advanced use of technology in clinical practice. The award is part of Infoway’s pan-Canadian...

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Startup Castlight now worth shocking $3 billion

NEW YORK – Shares of Castlight Health Inc. surged in their first day of trading, after the health-plan software maker’s initial public offering raised more money than expected. The San Francisco company’s stock more than doubled to $37.50, up 134%...

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Shimadzu expands its wireless mobile DR in Canada

TORRANCE, Calif. – Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced diagnostic imaging systems, has announced that it has expanded its product portfolio in Canada to include a new wireless digital...

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NIHI’s Bootcamp partners with AppsforHealth

HAMILTON, Ont. – Registration is open for the NIHI’s Condensed Edition Bootcamp, a two-day series of interactive sessions that will enhance your understanding of healthcare informatics and eHealth. Topics include eHealth infrastructure, the methods and tools of the health Informatician,...

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Shannex extends B Care across all sites in Maritimes

TORONTO - B Sharp Technologies, a provider of specialty documentation and complex case management solutions for organizations across the health, social services, and community care ecosystem, is pleased to announce that Shannex, a prominent Home Care, Retirement Living and Long-Term...

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Cedars-Sinai receives Stage 7 Award from HIMSS

CHICAGO – HIMSS Analytics announced that Cedars-Sinai Health System, located in Los Angeles, Calif., has received the Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to...

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