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Awards recognize excellence in health informatics

TORONTO – The annual Canadian Healthcare Informatics Awards were presented during the eHealth 2017 Conference and Trade Show earlier this month. The awards are presented by COACH and ITAC Health – they recognize excellence, leadership and innovation in Canada’s health...

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Cynthia Morton appointed CEO of Cancer Partnership

TORONTO – The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Morton (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective July 24th, 2017. Ms. Morton comes to the Partnership from eHealth Ontario, where she has been...

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Island Health President and CEO moving on

VICTORIA – Don Hubbard, Board Chair for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) announced that Dr. Brendan Carr (pictured) has advised the Board of his decision to leave his role as president and CEO of Island Health. Dr. Carr will...

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Montreal’s Element AI closes deal for $102 million

MONTREAL – Element AI, a start-up in artificial intelligence technologies, has attracted a landmark investment of $102-million (U.S.) just eight months after launching. The organization has the ambitious goal of building a company that can rival Silicon Valley tech giants. The...

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Medtronic opens diabetes resource centre

SURREY, B.C. – Medtronic Canada has announced the grand opening of its first Canadian Medtronic Resource Centre in support of patients living with diabetes, in Surrey, BC, and the surrounding area. The centre will be located in the Health and...

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CAHO is now an innovation broker

TORONTO – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) has officially opened its door as an Innovation Broker for the Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist with the Province of Ontario. In this role, CAHO and its members...

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AHS awarded for CT-equipped stroke ambulance

EDMONTON – An EMS Stroke Ambulance program established by Alberta Health Services in partnership with the University Hospital Foundation in Edmonton has received the Paramedics Chiefs of Canada (PCC) Innovative Treatment/Technology award. Demers Ambulance, a North American leader in ambulance...

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GTA hospitals announce strategic IT partnership

TORONTO – North York General Hospital (NYGH) and Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) are creating a Joint Chief Information Officer (CIO) role to leverage the combined expertise, experience and purchasing power between the two organizations. Sumon Acharjee (pictured), current CIO of NYGH,...

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Sectra strengthens presence in Canada

TORONTO – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra has established a new, direct sales operation entitled Sectra Canada Inc. An increased local presence will enable Sectra to focus and tailor its offerings to the specific workflow requirements of...

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Ontario pharmacies required to report med errors

TORONTO – Community pharmacies in Ontario will be required to report medication errors to an independent third party, through a phased-in program that starts this fall. The Ontario College of Pharmacists approved the program at its June 12 council meeting. It will...

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