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Grace Hospital nurse snooped on 1,600 records

WINNIPEG – Officials at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority say an extensive audit was conducted and found more than 1,600 patients were affected by a data breach at Grace Hospital. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says it will notify hundreds of...

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CPhA invests in medication error reporting platform

OTTAWA – The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is investing $3 million in Pharmapod – a medication error reporting platform that is already playing a vital role in improving patient safety and supporting pharmacists across the globe in tracking and reducing...

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AGE-WELL announces $100,000 tech competition

OTTAWA – Canadians are being invited to take part in a national competition that will identify great new ideas to support healthy aging. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is looking for new and unique technology-based solutions that can benefit Canadians...

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Team gains $2.6 million to battle ‘polypharmacy’

TORONTO – Dr. Michelle Greiver (pictured), a practicing family physician and research scientist at North York General Hospital, is leading a research team that was recently awarded a $2.6 million competitive operating grant. The grant will fund a SPIDER (Structured...

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Steadiwear wins accessibility tech pitch at OCE Discovery

TORONTO – Steadiwear Inc. was selected as the winner of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)’s $20,000 Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition. The award was announced earlier this month at the Discovery 2018 conference by Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation...

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NYGH selects Bialogics for diagnostic imaging analytics

TORONTO – Bialogics announced that as of May 2018, North York General Hospital (NYGH) will be implementing the Bialogics DImax Radiology Analytics solution as its analytics platform for Diagnostic Imaging. Bialogics DImax Radiology Analytics will improve the efficiency of the NYGH...

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Webinar: How Medical Device Integration can improve quality

Health systems around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, are under great pressure. With an ageing population and advancements in medical treatments, maintaining high-quality care is possible but challenging for clinical staff. Patients often have complicated needs, and...

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Blockchain to be used by Peterborough public health

VANCOUVER – HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd. announced that Peterborough Public Health, in Peterborough, Ont., has agreed to be the first environmental regulatory agency to pilot the VIA Marketplace, a blockchain application. Peterborough will begin participating in a real world environment by...

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OnSight 3D extremity imaging system approved in Canada

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Carestream Health has received a Health Canada Class III License for its CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvd-1WxVzKs). The OnSight 3D Extremity System is now available in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and other countries. The OnSight...

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Device dispenses meds at home, as needed

GUELPH, Ont. – Canadian healthtech company AceAge Inc. and Burlington-based electronics manufacturer Urtech have joined forces to bring Karie, a home health appliance, to market by summer 2018. The personal health companion schedules, delivers and monitors medication regimens, providing users...

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