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Quinte improves multi-hospital budgeting process with automation

With provincial ministries of health moving towards patient-centric, procedure-based funding, Quinte Health Care, with sites in Belleville, Trenton, Picton, and North Hastings, Ont., wanted to achieve finer control of an increasingly complex budgeting process. QHC’s finance division has the complicated task...

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Studies show the benefits of home health monitoring

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently estimated that roughly 8.5% of patients are readmitted to hospital within 30 days. Furthermore, an estimated 9% to 59% of those readmissions could be avoided by better identifying those most likely to...

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Sunnybrook and OICR partner on personalized medicine

Julius Marafioti

TORONTO – Sunnybrook Hospital is about to ink an agreement with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to share genomic research, IT processing power and Big Data resources. The two organizations are banding together to improve the care of oncology...

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Political parties court Women’s College doc

TORONTO – Dr. Danielle Martin (pictured), the physician who explained and defended Canada’s healthcare system at a recent U.S. Senate committee hearing, said Canadian political parties have been sounding her out as a candidate. And while parties at the federal,...

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New CEO starts work at Providence Care

KINGSTON – Cathy Szabo (pictured), the new president and CEO of Providence Care, says the construction of the organization’s new hospital will also mark the start of a more comprehensive way of delivering healthcare in Kingston. Szabo said she wants to...

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CIHI announces David O’Toole as new president

OTTAWA – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Health Information is pleased to announce that after a thorough search and interview process, David O’Toole (pictured) has been selected as the new president and CEO of CIHI, effective...

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UK government obtains XP support extension

LONDON – The British government has signed a deal with Microsoft to provide Windows XP support and security updates for the entire public sector, including the National Health Service. Support for the obsolete operating system, which was first released in 2001,...

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Wearables company receives $17 million in funding

SAN FRANCISCO – Start-up Ineda Systems said it received $17 million in funding from investors, including major semiconductor industry players Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics, as it designs low-power chips for smart watches and other wearable computing gadgets. Ineda, with offices in...

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