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IWK acquires child-friendly SPECT/CT scanner

HALIFAX – The IWK Health Centre has unveiled a new $1.2 million device to help detect cancer and other illnesses in children. The new machine is called the Adventure Series SPECT/CT and is made by General Electric. It’s designed to capture...

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Vickie Kaminski taking on role in Australia

EDMONTON – Vickie Kaminski (pictured), the head of Alberta Health Services who recently announced her resignation, is taking on the role of chief transformation officer with SA Health in South Australia. The CEO of SA Health, David Swan, wrote in a...

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Verna Yiu appointed interim chief at Alberta Health

EDMONTON – Linda Hughes, Chair of the Alberta Health Services Board, has announced the appointment of Dr. Verna Yiu (pictured) as the interim president and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The appointment is effective January 11, 2016. “I am so...

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GE’s Health Cloud offers DI processing and apps

CHICAGO – GE Healthcare announced its Health Cloud at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December, a fitting venue, as the first applications it has for the new system revolve around diagnostic imaging. Not only can DI departments store...

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Fired hospital employee charged with snooping

CALGARY – A former administrative assistant at Alberta Children’s Hospital was charged recently with 26 counts under the province’s Health Information Act after an investigation by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. The Calgary Herald reported that Judy Anderson,...

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Lab info systems don’t support industry change

ETON, UK – InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology and developer of the InterSystems TrakCare unified healthcare information system, has announced the results of the InterSystems UK Laboratory Management Systems Market Survey 2015, which found that current information...

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Four-year plan to boost MRIs in BC announced

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has announced a new four-year strategy for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services to help health authorities increase patient access to MRI scans. The MRI strategy takes a two-pronged approach. The first priority is to increase...

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Interventional suites to treat heart rhythm disorders

NEWMARKET, Ont. – The Regional Cardiac Care Program at Southlake Regional Health Centre is expanding its capacity to treat the electrical workings of the heart with the opening of three cardiac catheterization suites equipped with the latest technology. Southlake’s cardiac team...

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CPSI’s acquisition boosts its post-acute offerings

MOBILE, Ala. – Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare information solutions to rural and community hospitals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Healthland Holding Inc. and its affiliates, Healthland Inc., American...

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Orion deepens its expertise in remote patient monitoring

TORONTO – Orion Health, a leader in population health management and healthcare integration, has announced the appointment of Martin Trépanier (pictured, left) as Orion Health’s director of Quebec operations and principal consultant. The company also appointed Maxime Terrettaz (pictured, right) as...

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