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Medicentres failed to protect the information of patients

EDMONTON – An investigation by the Alberta privacy commissioner into the theft of a laptop containing details of nearly 622,000 Albertans, found that Medicentres Canada Inc. failed to protect patient privacy and was in contravention of the Health Information Act. The...

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Allscripts announces Robert Dale as VP, Sales

TORONTO – Robert Dale (pictured) recently joined Allscripts as Vice President of Sales for Canada. Rob is responsible for new business sales in Canada. He will lead a team of executives working closely with acute care hospitals, regional health authorities...

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Nfld and Labrador launch telepathology network

ST. JOHN’S – The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information has partnered with GE Healthcare to install a province-wide Telepathology Network. The $2.5 million Telepathology Network, jointly funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada Health Infoway,...

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HDIRS appoints David Macdonald as general manager

MARKHAM, Ont. – The Board of Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository Services (HDIRS) has announced the appointment of David Macdonald (pictured) as General Manager, effective October 1, 2014. “David Macdonald is very dedicated and talented with deep roots in the field...

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Quinte Health opts for Rhapsody integration engine

BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Orion Health, a leader in population health management solutions, announced that Quinte Health Care Corp. has selected the Rhapsody Integration Engine to better manage its clinical and business applications and to build interfaces in a more efficient...

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Live streaming ultrasound for telemedicine available

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the world’s leading developer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) has announced the launch of live streaming ultrasound technology for telemedicine applications. The technology is a result of collaborative development efforts between...

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CIMTEC, Oxford partner on imaging technology

TORONTO – Isis Innovation, the technology transfer arm at the University of Oxford in the UK, and the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC), based in Toronto and London, Ont., have announced a partnership to jointly develop and test a...

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Alberta Health & COACH Team Up on eSafety

TORONTO – Electrocardiogram machines, smart infusion pumps, computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems – these are just a few of the technologies that are now widely used in healthcare to achieve better patient care in Canada. Alberta Health has taken a...

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Canadian startup wins 1st place in global contest

CALGARY – SnapDx, a Calgary-based company, was named the most innovative and transformative health startup in this year’s World Innovation Day, Innovation for Health (WIDI4H) competition. The biannual competition was held on August 28-29 in Geneva, Switzerland and involved top...

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