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Two evaluations of eHealth under way

TORONTO – The Liberal government is scrambling to get a valuation of eHealth Ontario before the auditor general releases what is expected to be a damning report on the controversial electronic health agency. The Toronto Star said government officials are worried...

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Mackenzie Health picks Compugen as preferred provider

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Mackenzie Health has announced Compugen as the preferred provider for Managed Information, Communication, Automation and Technology (ICAT) Services at the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital that will help build and implement its smart hospital vision. Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital,...

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New Carestream ultrasound ok’d by Health Canada

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Carestream Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE Ultrasound Systems have received a Health Canada license and are currently available for sale in Canada as well as the United States. The Touch Ultrasound platform’s design is based upon recommendations...

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Toronto teens win MEDy award from Singularity University

TORONTO – EmojiHealth, a healthcare messaging platform focused on teens, has been announced as one of the MEDy Award winners at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego, Calif. The only Canadian startup among the four finalists, EmojiHealth was...

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Backlog of 18,000 ultrasounds halts bookings

VICTORIA, B.C. – Island Health has been informing family doctors that until a backlog of 18,000 ultrasound orders eases, new routine scan requests will not be booked. “That number has been climbing since I started this job four months ago,”...

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EHRs improving quality, outcomes for patients

TORONTO – Growth in the use of interoperable Electronic Health Records (iEHR) by Canadian doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals is fueling benefits for patients and providers, including improved quality of patient care, according to two articles published this...

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Patient records posted on pot dispensary website

VANCOUVER – The personal information and medical records of an unknown number of patients were publicly available on the website of a Vancouver marijuana dispensary until recently. The information included birth certificates, medical imaging, passports, prescriptions, biopsy reports, mental health...

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Infoway seeks partners to design PrescribeIT network

TORONTO – Canada Health Infoway is inviting leading health IT companies to respond to the newly launched Request for Proposal (RFP) for PrescribeIT, Canada’s new e-prescribing service. Infoway is seeking an innovative partner or consortium to help design, build and operate PrescribeIT, a...

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