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Employees snooped on 198 patients at Island Health

VICTORIA – Island Health is notifying 198 individuals across the region after discovering their health record privacy was breached by two employees. Island Health’s investigation confirmed the employees used their access privileges to view the records of patients with whom...

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Class action suit launched against Trillium Health

TORONTO – A proposed class action for a breach of privacy has been commenced against Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Ophthalmologist Dr. Tony Vettese, and his assistant, Lisa Lyons. The claim seeks $2 million in general damages as well as exemplary...

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EMC helps Neuro to create 3D brain database

MONTREAL – The Montreal Neurological Institute announced that it has received $1 million worth of supercomputing data-storage technology from EMC Corporation. The donation will allow researchers to map the human brain to a degree of precision that would have been...

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IIT obtains $4 million to accelerate commercialization

MONTREAL – Innovative Imaging Technologies Inc. (IIT), which develops Reacts – an interactive, integrated and secure video-collaboration platform designed for the healthcare sector, among other industries – has just received $4 million in funding from 10 new investors. Desjardins-Innovatech; Claridge Inc., Investissements...

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N.S. hospitals need another $85M for urgent repairs

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s hospitals need a quick injection of $85 million to repair crumbling walls, pipes and elevators, says the province’s auditor general. As well, Michael Pickup (pictured) said concentrating care in the province’s hospitals is something that won’t...

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DI equipment underused at Montreal super-hospital

MONTREAL – The McGill University Hospital Centre, a large and new facility that purchased $255 million worth of top-of-the-line equipment, is unable to keep key pieces running due to a shortage of operating capital. The list includes a positron emission...

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IBM and U of C to advance genomic R&D

CALGARY – IBM and the University of Calgary have established a five-year collaboration to accelerate and expand genomic research into common childhood conditions such as autism, congenital diseases and the many unknown causes of illness. As part of the collaboration, IBM...

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UHN’s Dr. terBrugge named outstanding leader

TORONTO – Dr. Karel terBrugge (pictured), former head of the Division of Neuroradiology and site chief of medical imaging at Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), is the recipient of the 2016 UHN Global Impact Award. The award honours UHN staff who...

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BC’s privacy commissioner calls for big penalties

VICTORIA – Just after Island Health announced it was notifying 196 patients that their health records were breached by two non-clinical support staff, B.C.’s privacy commissioner urged the B.C. government to strengthen its privacy laws and impose fines of up...

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Nightingale in discussions to sell the company

MARKHAM, Ont. – The Board of Directors at Nightingale Informatix Corp has concluded that shareholder value would best be enhanced by concluding a sale of assets comprising substantially all of the Canadian business. As a result of this process, the...

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