MedviewMD creates network of medical studios for e-visits

MedviewMD, a telehealth company based in Chatham, Ont., is working with provincial governments across Canada to build networks of doctors who can quickly examine patients through the use of e-visits. Patients are able to connect with physicians at MedviewMD studios,...

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Educational website helps physicians and trainees sharpen their skills

A tutorial-based website, called, provides physicians and trainees with the means to acquire and practice medical skills – especially their abilities in diagnostic interpretation, such as ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiography and ultrasound interpretation. The participants then get valuable immediate feedback...

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Remote presence technology: The Saskatchewan experience


As part of the Remote Presence Medicine Program at the University of Saskatchewan, we have been using a number of remote presence mobile devices to provide medical expertise to underserviced communities in Saskatchewan. We have worked with the communities, their leadership...

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Paramedics to use ultrasound and portable lab tests

EDMONTON – Alberta paramedics will have access to additional treatment tools, such as ultrasound scanners and portable lab tests, due to a change in legislation. As a result, they will be better equipped to serve patients in rural and remote...

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eReferral platform announced for Waterloo-Wellington area

KITCHENER, Ont. – An Ontario-based consortium of Think Research, CognisantMD, and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) has been chosen to lead the design and deployment of a ground-breaking electronic referral (eReferral) platform for the Waterloo Wellington community. The announcement was...

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Shriners Hospital opens leading-edge simulation centre

MONTREAL – The Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada has opened a Pediatric Simulation Centre that includes a host of patient simulation tools. The Centre delivers high-fidelity, realistic simulations for surgical, medical, nursing, respiratory therapy and allied health practitioners. It offers...

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