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HHS connects vital signs monitors to its EHR

Hamilton Health Sciences has gone live with a system that automatically feeds data from over 400 vital sign monitors into the electronic medical records of patients. HHS, which comprises seven hospitals and over 1,100 beds, plans to soon add another 200...

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Cutting-edge imaging will reach patients sooner

Peter Munk Cardiac Centre

Dr. Narinder Paul, like Noah, has faith that two are more productive than one. Especially if they are a pair of Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE Vision Edition volume CT scanners, working side by side. Dr. Paul, a British-educated radiologist and internationally recognized...

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Ontario to beef up laws to protect patient privacy

TORONTO – Ontario’s government has announced a plan to improve privacy and accountability in the healthcare system with new measures to protect the personal health information of patients. The province intends to introduce amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection...

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Osler Health awards $154 million contract to Siemens

BRAMPTON, Ont. – William Osler Health System, one of Canada’s largest community hospitals with sites in Brampton and Etobicoke, Ontario, has awarded Siemens Canada Healthcare a Managed Equipment Service (MES) contract worth approximately $154 million. For a contract life-time of 15...

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Southlake physician receives telehealth honours

NEWMARKET, Ont. – Dr. Alan Lossing (pictured), chief of vascular surgery at Southlake Regional Health Centre, has been honoured with a Champions of Telemedicine Award by the Ontario Telemedicine Network. “I am thrilled to receive this award. It’s amazing to see...

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MUHC and SeamlessMD partner to study recoveries

MONTREAL – McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery has partnered with Toronto-based SeamlessMD, a company which provides a cloud-based patient engagement solution for surgery, to perform the first-ever study of a patient tablet application for...

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St. Michael’s installs Vue PACS with advanced 3D

TORONTO – St. Michael’s Hospital has replaced its existing PACS with a Carestream Vue PACS, which offers an intuitive interface and easy integration with other systems to streamline the reading workflow. “Carestream’s Vue PACS represents a new generation of PACS technology. Its...

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