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Lakeridge acquires three mobile X-ray units

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OSHAWA, Ont. – Lakeridge Health has acquired three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to help staff members capture digital radiography exams for patients in the emergency department and intensive care units, as well as inpatients. Two imaging systems are installed...

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Nurse who vented online found guilty of misconduct

REGINA – A Saskatchewan nurse who used Twitter and Facebook to express doubts about the quality of care given to a family member in a nursing home has been found guilty of professional misconduct, according to a recent decision by...

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Dr. Ed Brown awarded Meritorius Service Medal

OTTAWA – Dr. Ed Brown (pictured), CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), was presented with a Meritorious Service Medal in Ottawa on November 26 by the Right Hon. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The award was announced in April....

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Cornwall aims for HIMSS Level 5 with new Cerner system

CORNWALL, Ont. – The Cornwall Community Hospital has implemented a new, electronic health record system supplied by Cerner Canada. With the launch of the solution, the hospital is positioned to achieve the HIMSS Stage 5 designation, a value out of...

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Quebec to invest $100 million to shorten ER waits

QUEBEC CITY – In a bid to alleviate the longest ER wait times in the country, Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette (pictured) has announced a $100-million program to reduce ER overcrowding. A key part of the plan is re-opening beds in...

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ER doc suggests more effective solution for Quebec

MONTREAL – After working in Emergency Departments in both Montreal and Calgary, Dr. Eddy Lang (pictured) believes that techniques used to dramatically reduce wait times in Calgary’s ERs could be used with success in Quebec. “The working conditions for doctors and...

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Bayshore offers ‘virtual exam’ room for wound care

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Bayshore HealthCare is leading a new era of home care with telehealth technology for wound care – and potentially other conditions, too – that can limit hospital visits, reduce treatment times and improve the patient experience. In the...

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BD announces adoption of Windows 10 IoT for Pyxis

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, has announced adoption of Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) operating system (OS) for its enterprise-wide Pyxis ES System. The new OS provides long-term support...

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BlackBerry unveils platform for the ‘Enterprise of Things’

WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry Ltd., a global software leader in securing, connecting and mobilizing enterprises, unveiled its mobile-native approach to security with the launch of a comprehensive platform designed for the Enterprise of Things. BlackBerry’s new platform is designed to be...

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Microsoft invests in Montreal AI company

MONTREAL – Microsoft Corp. is funding a Montreal startup co-founded by renowned artificial-intelligence expert Yoshua Bengio (pictured), another endorsement of the city’s reputation as an emerging global centre for artificial intelligence and Deep Learning systems. The Redmond, Wash. based software giant,...

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