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Healthcare leaders and innovators honoured

VANCOUVER – Outstanding Canadians driving better patient outcomes and healthcare sustainability were honoured for their leadership, innovation and excellence at Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) Gala during e-Health 2014 in early June. Richard Alvarez (pictured), President & CEO, Canada Health Infoway,...

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St. Joseph’s develops diabetes-specific EMR

LONDON, Ont. – Diabetes patients of St. Joseph’s Health Care London are benefitting from a new web-based system that allows all those involved in their care to access key medical information anytime, anyplace. Called Web DR (Web-based Diabetes Records), the...

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Study tracks diabetes patterns using EMRs

TORONTO – Canadian researchers are the first to use electronic medical records of family physicians to track the prevalence and patterns of care for diabetes across Canada. The findings open the door for future mass-scale exploration of chronic diseases using...

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Trevor Cradduck honoured by nuclear med society

CALGARY – The Canadian Society of Nuclear Medicine honoured Dr. Trevor Cradduck (pictured) with its 2014 CANM Emeritus Award. This is the Association’s highest award and it is given to an individual in recognition of the contributions made to the...

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Employees at hospital found to be selling health records

SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – Ontario’s privacy commissioner, Ann Cavoukian (pictured), is now investigating the breach of as many as 8,300 patient records at Rouge Valley Health System in Scarborough, just east of Toronto. According to the hospital, two employees had been...

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Saint Eliz gathers employee ideas using SoapBox

MARKHAM, Ont. – What good is a suggestion box if most of your 7,000 employees never come to the office and are spread across the country? Saint Elizabeth Health Care is the first Canadian healthcare organization to adopt SoapBox, a...

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SickKids acquires new and improved IV pumps

TORONTO – CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, has announced the Canadian launch of the Alaris System to help improve IV medication safety. The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is the first hospital to adopt the new Guardrails...

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Campana Systems joins Constellation Software

WATERLOO, Ont. – Campana Systems Inc., well-known for its GoldCare community service and long-term care software, announced that it has been acquired by Toronto-based Constellation Software Inc. Constellation is a publicly traded Canadian organization with operations in more than 30...

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Michael Green appointed new CEO of Infoway

TORONTO – The Board of Directors of Canada Health Infoway is pleased to announce that Michael Green (pictured) has been selected as their new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2014. Mr. Green has had a long and...

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Portal to help commercialize healthcare R&D

TORONTO – The Funding Portal Inc. reported today that it has entered into a Joint Venture with the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s leading academic research hospital, to improve access to capital and commercialization opportunities for businesses and inventors in...

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