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Ontario Shores becomes world-leading user of EMRs

Ontario Shores

WHITBY, ONT. – Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) recently became the first hospital in Canada – and the first mental health hospital in the world – to achieve the prestigious HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 award. The...

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Alberta rolls out first wave of provincial eReferral system

Patients often fall through the cracks of our current paper-based referral system, which requires a great deal of phoning, faxing, and follow-up between family doctors and specialists. Different regions are trying to automate referrals, but Alberta is the first jurisdiction...

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Hamilton’s IT experts solve problems for other hospitals

HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Health Sciences’ IT department has launched a ‘for profit’ consulting team that is assisting other hospitals and healthcare organizations with their information technology challenges. Called HITS (short for Health Information Technology Services), the group draws on Hamilton...

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IBM and BC parts ways on large EHR project

VICTORIA – IBM Canada has opted out of an $842 million health records project in British Columbia, after a disagreement with the provincial government over the strategy needed to create the advanced EHR system. The system, known as the Clinical +...

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Homecare provider chooses BlackBerry to improve care

WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry, a global leader in mobile communications, announced that CarePartners has chosen CellTrak’s VisitManager solution, running on BlackBerry 10 smartphones and managed by BES12, a multi-OS EMM solution by BlackBerry, to mobilize their home care providers. CarePartners, based...

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Joseph Brant selects BARC for records scanning

BURLINGTON, Ont. – Bay Area Records Conversion (BARC) has won a contract to provide record scanning services for Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH). The three-year contract involves annually converting an estimated 2.5 million pages of paper patient records into digital images,...

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Transformative test projects get $5 million

TORONTO – Under the new Advancing Health program, a partnership between the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, five healthcare-related information communication technology projects have received up to $350,000 each, in addition to...

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