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Innovators create new form of medical videoconferencing

Telemedicine

MONTREAL – A Canadian cardiologist/intensivist with entrepreneurial flair has launched Reacts, a company that offers high-powered videoconferencing at low prices, making it easier for medical professionals to collaborate. The Reacts platform is said to bring the performance of expensive videoconferencing systems,...

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Interoperability headaches eased by VNAs?

CHICAGO – Solutions for interoperability are hot commodities these days, and the market for Vendor Neutral Archives, which can house and interchange all manner of healthcare information, is growing by leaps and bounds. It’s estimated that sales of VNAs are...

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Synapse network for MDs integrates with electronic medical records

BRAMPTON, ONT. – Synapse, a system that enables healthcare professionals to easily communicate with each other via Facebook-like technology, is currently being used by about 1,000 physicians across Ontario, plus another 3,000 nurses, pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals. Those numbers have...

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Cardiac program troubled by backlogs, cancellations

WINNIPEG – A review of Manitoba’s $100-million Cardiac Sciences Program raised concerns about the volume of cancelled surgeries, long waiting lists for electrocardiograms and a management structure that blurs the lines of accountability. The new study, conducted by the University of...

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Ex-director of MUHC to be returned to Canada

MONTREAL – Former McGill University Health Centre director Arthur Porter (pictured) is being extradited to Canada to face the corruption charges against him, according to news reports. La Presse is reporting that Panama has agreed to Porter’s extradition, where he has...

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New CEO for Health Tech Innovation Foundation

SURREY, B.C. – Former mayor Dianne Watts (pictured) has been named CEO of a new foundation for Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard. The Health Tech Innovation Foundation will oversee the Innovation Hub, located across from Surrey Memorial Hospital. The Innovation Hub is slated...

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Saint Elizabeth expands use of mobile devices

TORONTO – Samsung Canada has announced a landmark partnership with Saint Elizabeth, one of the largest healthcare providers in Canada. More than 5,000 remote healthcare workers from coast to coast will be equipped with Samsung mobile technology devices, including Galaxy...

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Cloud-based solution launched for home care

TORONTO – AlayaCare Inc., a home healthcare software specialist, is announcing the rollout of a cloud-based platform which is set to revolutionize the home healthcare industry. The integrated end-to-end platform, which caters to homecare agencies and the needs of nurses...

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