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Nurse fined for speaking out on Facebook

REGINA – The Saskatchewan nurse found guilty of professional misconduct for writing on Facebook about her grandfather’s healthcare experience has been slapped with a $26,000 fine. In February 2015, Carolyn Strom (pictured) posted her opinions on the treatment of her grandfather....

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Sunnybrook appoints new President and CEO

TORONTO – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Smith (pictured), as the hospital’s new president and CEO. Following an international search, which drew candidates from across Canada, the United States and United Kingdom,...

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Paramed to implement Complia’s cloud solution

MARKHAM, Ont. – ParaMed Home Health Care, said to be Canada’s largest home healthcare provider, has signed a multi-year strategic partnership with Complia Health, of Schaumburg, Ill., a leading global provider of enterprise software for long-term and post-acute care provider...

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Montfort launches institute for research and education

OTTAWA – Montfort, Ontario’s Francophone academic hospital, has officially launched its knowledge institute, the Institut du savoir Montfort (ISM). The ISM is the second hospital-associated institute dedicated to research and education in Ontario. The ISM is: • A service supporting the training...

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Truven further Canadianizes Micromedex

TORONTO – Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, has enhanced a version of its Micromedex provider solution specifically for the Canadian healthcare sector. Additional Health Canada approved labelling and expanded guideline summaries now provide Canadian healthcare professionals with the clinical insights...

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DDC Dolphin expands in Canada

TORONTO – With the continued growth and success in the Canadian healthcare sector, DDC Dolphin are pleased to announce the appointment of Leon Oxley (pictured) as regional account manager for DDC Dolphin Canada Inc. Based in Ontario and covering the Eastern...

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Hospitality Network expands into telehealth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Hospitality Network Canada Inc., a healthcare solutions company for hospitals and senior care homes across Canada, has announced a partnership with Avizia, a leading end-to-end telehealth solution provider. With this new partnership, Avizia will provide Hospitality Network...

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Up to 30% of tests may be unnecessary: study

OTTAWA – Looking at selected medical tests, treatments and procedures in Canada, a new report finds that up to 30 percent of them are potentially unnecessary. Unnecessary tests and treatments waste health system resources, increase wait times for patients in...

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New chief at Innovative Medicines Canada

OTTAWA – Innovative Medicines Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Fralick (pictured) as president. Ms. Fralick is an experienced leader who has been fostering positive change in Canada’s health sector for decades. A convener and innovator, Ms....

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End-of-life planning now in MedChart

TORONTO – MedChart announced that it is partnering with BestEndings.com for patient-centered end of life content. This will allow patients to create digital Advanced Directives within their MedChart portal and share them electronically with their entire circle of care. In...

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