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Physician terminated for privacy breaches

MONCTON, N.B. – Vitalité Health Authority has fired a doctor who snooped into the medical files of more than 100 young women. Dr. Fernando Rojas was informed following a June 28 meeting of the board of directors of the authority...

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Nightingale sells Canadian assets to Telus

MARKHAM, Ont. – Nightingale Informatix Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Canadian assets to Telus Health, Canada’s largest health IT company, for a purchase price of $14 million. A significant portion of the asset sale...

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NWT expands its use of electronic records

INUVIK – Clients in the Beaufort-Delta Health and Social Services Authority will become the newest beneficiaries of electronic medical information systems, as the Government of the Northwest Territories continues improvements to the NWT Health and Social Services system with its...

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Frédéric Boulanger appointed chair of ITAC

TORONTO – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce that Frédéric Boulanger (pictured), president and co-founder of Macadamian Technologies, has been named as incoming Chair of ITAC for the 2016/2017 term. He succeeds outgoing Chair David MacDonald, president...

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Agfa’s MUSICA software wins best product award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Based on its recent analysis of the digital radiography (DR) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Agfa HealthCare with the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. Agfa HealthCare’s dedication to facilitating quality outcomes...

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Hospital handwashing rate lower than expected

TORONTO – The way hospitals measure and report hand hygiene rates does not accurately reflect the true compliance rates of healthcare providers, according to a newly published study. “The current measurement and reporting system for hand hygiene rates overestimates how often...

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Bird on wire causes blackout at MUHC

MONTREAL – A crow that was electrocuted on a nearby power line indirectly caused a two-hour blackout at the MUHC superhospital in early July, resulting in the cancellation of surgeries as the ventilation and other systems rebooted. That and another recent...

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Spring Loaded appoints Dawn Umlah as COO

HALIFAX – Spring Loaded Technology has announced the appointment of its chief operating officer (COO), Dawn Umlah (pictured). As an emerging leader in consumer bionics, Spring Loaded Technology is growing its team to meet the demand for its highly anticipated...

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Ontario to connect LTC systems with hospital records

TORONTO – Starting this summer, the Ontario Long Term Care Association will be leading a project funded by Canada Health Infoway to provide Ontario long-term care homes with secure access to residents’ electronic medical information from provincial and regional data...

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Cowichan Tribes pilots patient access to records

DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Tribes and Mustimuhw Information Solutions have announced a partnership with McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth to improve healthcare for members of the Cowichan Tribes First Nation. The 18-month pilot project will provide 400 patients from the Cowichan Tribes...

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