Evident banner adEvident banner ad

Site and app connect primary care to psychiatric expertise

Portico launch

TORONTO – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has launched an interactive website, called Portico (www.porticonetwork.ca), which provides a platform for primary care physicians and allied healthcare professionals to better diagnose and treat patients and clients with psychiatric...

Read more

Canada’s first VNA installed in Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH, ONT. – What may be the first comprehensive Vendor Neutral Archive in Canada is currently being installed at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, just east of Toronto. The $2.5 million implementation not only replaces an eight-year-old radiology PACS, but it...

Read more

Wound-care solution uses advances in telehealth software

A new, updated deployment of technology for Wound Care Teleassistance (WCT) service is now under way at the Centre de Coordination de la Télésanté (CCT) of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie-CHUS (CIUSSS de...

Read more

Alberta aims to create integrated EHR across province

EDMONTON – Alberta is working on an integrated clinical information system that will connect the province’s 97 hospitals with primary care networks of family physicians, along with the provincial Netcare system. That will enable a greater level of communication between hospital...

Read more

Association may expel nurse over social media posts

REGINA – As a result of criticisms on Facebook she made about the nursing care her hospitalized grandfather received, a Saskatchewan registered nurse is facing expulsion from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association. Carolyn Strom (pictured), a registered nurse in the Prince...

Read more

UK announces £4.2 billion for health technology

LONDON, U.K. – The British government will invest £4.2 billion in National Health Service technology over the next five years, health secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured) has said. The money will be invested in making healthcare paperless at the point of...

Read more

SickKids increases use of POC ultrasound

TORONTO – Point-of-care ultrasound is helping doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) provide better and more efficient bedside care in the emergency department, and it’s having a huge impact. Currently, point-of-care ultrasound is used in about 25 to 30...

Read more

Mackenzie Health’s Salois-Swallow to co-chair expert panel

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Mackenzie Health’s chief information officer, Diane Salois-Swallow (pictured), was recently appointed Co-Chair of an expert provincial panel to develop evidence-based guidelines (BPG) on how to integrate digital technology into professional practice at hospitals and other healthcare...

Read more