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Centralized med order management improves patient safety

With increasing pressures to reduce turn-around time for delivery and/or access to medication, five small-to-medium sized hospital sites across the province of Ontario have turned to a centralized solution for physician order review by their respective pharmacy departments. St. Francis Memorial...

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Scarborough Hospital delivers care through integrated EHR, ECM

TORONTO – To improve care delivery and workflow, The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) has been integrating its OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) solution with its Meditech EHR. Patients’ paper records – such as clinician transcribed reports – are scanned directly into OnBase...

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Alberta Hospital set to acquire gamma knife, 3T MRI

Edmonton MRI Centre

EDMONTON – Alberta’s first gamma knife and clinical 3T MRI Centre – with the capability to pinpoint hard-to-reach brain tumours and perform life-saving surgery without a scalpel – will be installed at the University of Alberta Hospital. Construction on the new...

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Re-admissions soar at Ottawa Hospital, union says

OTTAWA – Patient re-admissions at the Ottawa Hospital have “spiked” as a result of provincial funding cuts, according to the union representing healthcare workers. Local CUPE 4000, representing about 3,800 healthcare workers in Eastern Ontario, along with Ontario Council of Hospital...

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Mackenzie Health adopts advanced technologies

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Mackenzie Health has announced ICAT Healthcare – a strategy that will see the hospital propel its information, communications, and automation technology (ICAT) systems to a leadership position within the healthcare industry over the next four years. With...

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Manitoba invests $30 million in medical technology

WINNIPEG – Patients across Manitoba will receive even better services and treatment with the purchase of more than $30 million of new healthcare equipment, Health Minister Sharon Blady (pictured) announced this month. “Better tests lead to better results for Manitobans when...

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IWK website taken down after possible hack

HALIFAX – The website of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax was taken offline for a night and part of a day earlier this month as the result of a possible hacker attack. Nick Cox, a spokesperson for the hospital,...

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Lean training under fire in Saskatchewan

SASKATOON – Several senior healthcare executives who took “lean” training at public expense have since left their posts, resulting in the waste of more than $1 million of taxpayers’ money, says the Opposition health critic. The government should have tied their...

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