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Employee snooped into records at Eastern Health

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. & Labrador – Earlier this month, Eastern Health said an administrative employee breached privacy by prying into the files of about 20 clients. Beverley Clarke (pictured), vice-president of privacy for Eastern Health, said management was informed of...

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Saint John goes ahead with plan to acquire 3T MRI

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation has launched a campaign to fundraise and donate $1.5 million dollars toward the $4 million purchase of Atlantic Canada’s first hospital-based 3T MRI scanner. The purchase of the scanner is...

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Saskatchewan launches test of medical telepresence

SASKATOON, Sask. – Saskatchewan is pioneering a new method to deliver health services to remote communities. A ‘remote presence’ technology pilot project will be launched in Pelican Narrows to help improve access to timely healthcare for patients. Remote presence technology is...

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EHRs difficult to use, many nurses say

TORONTO – While nurses recognize that digital health tools present a range of benefits for both themselves and their patients, there are a number of factors impacting the full realization of digital health in nursing practice. The barriers cited include...

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McKesson welcomes new president for medical imaging

RICHMOND, B.C. – McKesson Technology Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare IT and enterprise medical imaging solutions, is pleased to announce that Erkan Akyuz (pictured) will be joining the organization as President, Imaging & Workflow Solutions (IWS). Erkan brings extensive...

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Nuon brings Rayence wireless flat-panel to Canada

EDMONTON – Nuon Imaging, an exclusive Canadian distributor of several medical imaging products, is proud to bring new, cutting edge technology to the Canadian healthcare sector. Recently, Rayence Co., a Korean-based developer and manufacturer of medical imaging technologies, added a...

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Techna, Siemens to advance surgical technologies

TORONTO – The University Health Network has recently partnered with Siemens Healthcare to develop and test the next generation of integrated image-guided interventions. UHN’s Techna Institute will lead this collaboration through its Guided Therapeutics Core. Techna and Siemens will develop tools...

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Michener adds ultrasound to radiation treatment training

TORONTO – Elekta, a company pioneering innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders, and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences are enhancing the simulation experiences for the next generation of radiation therapists, thanks to the addition...

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Niagara region hospitals to scan millions of records

HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton’s Bay Area Records Conversion (BARC) has entered into a five-year contract to scan inpatient records for the Niagara Health System. The preliminary phase of the contract requires some six million pages to be converted to digital...

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Southlake implants miniature heart monitor in adult

NEWMARKET, Ont. – Dr. Atul Verma, cardiologist at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ont., recently became the first doctor in Canada to implant the world’s smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available – the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor...

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