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Independent report recommends keeping Nanaimo EHR

NANAIMO, BC – A third party report recommends keeping a controversial EHR system in place at Island Health. The $174-million IHealth program was launched at three mid-island health facilities, including Nanaimo Hospital, in March, but ran into difficulties. The review, which...

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Vancouver General first in Canada to use BrightMatter

VANCOUVER – Synaptive Medical Inc., a Toronto-based medical device and technology company, is proud to announce that Vancouver General Hospital is the first Canadian hospital to install its innovative BrightMatter technology, which integrates imaging, surgical planning, and robotic visualization. “Some tumours...

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Ehave appoints Prateek Dwivedi as president & CEO

TORONTO – Ehave, Inc., a healthcare company dedicated to empowering the mental health community with next-generation digital solutions, has announced the appointment of Prateek (Teek) Dwivedi (pictured) as Ehave’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Dwivedi will also serve on...

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MDs should move away from faxing referrals: commissioner

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s privacy commissioner says the provincial health authority should help doctors’ offices move away from faxing patient referrals following an investigation into why confidential mental health records were sent in error to a Bedford spa. The investigation was...

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Niagara Health innovates with patient satisfaction system

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Niagara Health, a multi-site care provider, is developing and using innovative systems that include a real-time system to gauge patient satisfaction, a wireless system for patient portering within hospitals, and a secure messaging system for doctors...

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Ottawa Hospital using SeamlessMD for bariatric surgery care

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Hospital and the Bariatric Medical Institute have partnered with SeamlessMD’s patient engagement platform to extend their support for bariatric surgery patients into the homes of patients. The Bariatric Centre of Excellence of The Ottawa Hospital currently performs...

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GE produces MRI with reduced need for helium

CHICAGO – This week, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago, GE Healthcare unveiled Freelium, a magnet technology designed to use one percent of liquid helium compared to conventional MRI magnets. Instead of the average 2,000...

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Wait times hit 23-year high, Fraser Institute says

VANCOUVER – Canadian patients waited longer than ever this year for medical treatment, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The study, an annual survey of physicians from across Canada, reports a...

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Humber River’s Peter Bak named CIO of the Year

Peter Bak (pictured), CIO at the new Humber River Hospital, in Toronto, was named Canadian Public Sector CIO of the Year at the 2016 Ingenious Awards earlier this month. The awards are given each year by the Information Technology Association...

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