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CT scanners in the Emergency Department are life-savers

VANCOUVER – Too often, trauma patients brought to hospitals wait hours to receive the diagnostic images needed to confirm a diagnosis. Vancouver General, however, has reduced the wait to just minutes by installing high-powered CT scanners right in the Emergency...

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Winnipeg Regional releases multi-purpose app

In what its developers liken to opening a virtual mall, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has launched a new, free iPhone app that provides users with fingertip access to a range of healthcare information, including emergency department wait times. Called...

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Improper use of social media can lead to invasions of privacy

New technologies are accomplishing amazing things in healthcare. Social media tools, for example, are being used by providers and families to coordinate care; Facebook, Yammer, and Twitter are also keeping the public informed about new medical techniques, hours of service,...

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Fast-growing start-up consolidates personal health records

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TORONTO – Hospitals, clinics and even provincial governments have all taken a stab at creating patient portals, but for most patients, their health charts remain scattered among various providers – including hospitals, GPs, specialists, labs and clinics. “The records are all...

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OTN & hospitals evaluate Big White Wall for mental health

TORONTO – The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) is teaming up with the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), Lakeridge Health and Women’s College Hospital to test the benefit of an online support community for people feeling anxious...

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$300,000 awarded to brain science startups

TORONTO – The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) has announced the 2016 winners of its ONtrepreneurs Program, which is designed to help Ontario neurotech entrepreneurs take their ideas “from the lab to the marketplace.” With the continued success of the entrepreneurs...

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Northeast BC to install its first MRI scanner

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional Hospital District will invest $1 million in an MRI machine at the Fort St. John hospital. Northern Health intends to install the medical imaging equipment, which will mean patients no longer...

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Orion to supply integration engine to Joseph Brant

TORONTO – Orion Health, a leader in population health management and healthcare integration solutions, announced that it has been selected by EllisDon Design Build Inc. to modernize Joseph Brant Hospital’s communication infrastructure, preparing it to meet the future healthcare needs...

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A new safety standard for medical devices

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – This past July, a new model code was put into effect that will bring sweeping changes to the Canadian medical device industry, and it will have an impact on a wide cross-section of industry professionals. SPE-3000 is the...

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