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Developing next-gen Canadian medical device entrepreneur

Mravyan, an electrical engineer, and Will Mann, a biochemist he met when both were earning their MBAs at Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business, approached the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute to identify health problems that some technological innovation could help...

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Program trains next generation of geriatric professionals

Baycrest-Michener

TORONTO – A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, in partnership with Baycrest, aims to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals for the unique needs and care challenges of older patients. Working With...

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Few provinces report health data breaches

TORONTO – Four provinces still have no mandatory reporting to privacy commissions when there are serious breaches of patient health information, according to the Toronto Star, which contacted all healthcare jurisdictions across Canada. Each of the provinces – Ontario, British Columbia,...

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Rob Ford’s medical records breached again

TORONTO – Health professionals at the University Health Network have been caught snooping into former mayor Rob Ford’s (pictured) medical records, the second time it has happened at the large, Toronto health facility, and the fourth time overall. The Toronto Star...

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VIHI alerts GPs when patients enter hospital

VICTORIA, B.C. – Island Health has started automatically notifying family doctors when their patients are admitted to or discharged from hospital, improving quality and continuity of care for patients. Family physicians play a pivotal role in helping patients maintain the best...

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Fast pathology turnaround at Brockville

BROCKVILLE, Ont. – Short wait-times for post-surgery analysis of cancerous specimens are giving patients a greater chance for successful treatment, says Brockville General Hospital pathologist Dr. Naguib Yassa (pictured). The hospital was recently recognized for achieving a 100 percent turnaround rate...

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Google to beef up healthcare searches

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google is introducing a new feature that will provide information on “common” medical conditions in response to related searches by users. The search giant’s Knowledge Graph, which supports its instant search results and underpins the Google...

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