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Saint-Vincent innovation helps disabled patients communicate

OTTAWA – A team at Bruyère’s Saint-Vincent Hospital is adapting conventional technology to help severely disabled patients communicate and maintain some independence. By customizing a variety of technologies, Assistive Technologist Bocar Ndiaye and volunteer Yih Lerh Huang have found simple solutions to...

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Recommendations for mHealth identified at roundtable event

In June, the CATAAlliance Mobile Health Advisory Board published a summary report from its Mobile Health Roundtable event, which was held in Ottawa. “The inaugural mobile health roundtable was a first step in building awareness of mobile health in Canada,” said...

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NHS integrates communications improving workflow and wait times

In March 2013, Niagara Health System’s (NHS) St. Catharines Site opened its doors, marking a major milestone in Ontario’s largest hospital integration. St. Catharines is the largest of six NHS sites, spanning nearly one million square feet. Though integration and coordination had...

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Newfoundland launches provincial telepathology network

Telepathology

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A province-wide network for telepathology, said to be the first in the country that’s Health Canada-approved, is about to be launched by Newfoundland and Labrador. The $2.5 million project will help improve the diagnosis of cancer...

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AHS selects Sonic Healthcare as lab provider

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services has selected Sonic Healthcare, an Australian company, as its preferred provider of laboratory services in the Edmonton area, as well as parts of central and northern Alberta, and will shortly begin negotiations. The 15-year contract...

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Ontario Shores first in Canada to reach EMRAM Level 7

WHITBY, Ont. – Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) announced that it has received the prestigious HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 award. Ontario Shores is the first hospital in Canada and the first mental health hospital in the...

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$20-million donated for Brain Sciences Centre

TORONTO – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is set to revolutionize brain sciences treatment and research in Canada with a state-of-the-art Brain Sciences Centre, the first of its kind in Canada, thanks to a lead gift of $20 million from the...

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