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Doctors Manitoba selects Theresa Oswald as CEO

WINNIPEG – Doctors Manitoba has selected Theresa Oswald (pictured) as its new chief executive officer starting in January 2018. Well known to the medical community around the country as the Province of Manitoba’s former Minister of Health, Oswald more recently...

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Pharmacist improperly accessed patient records

EDMONTON – A pharmacist in Edmonton, who wrongfully accessed the private health information of more than 100 patients while employed by Covenant Health, has been sentenced to three months of house arrest. Despite not having any formal patient-pharmacist relationships with those...

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Hospitals need to work on surgical infections: study

TORONTO – A new report by Health Quality Ontario focuses on 29 Ontario hospitals who are participating in an international quality improvement program for surgery. Hospitals in Ontario performed just as well or better than their international peers on key...

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New CEO appointed at London Health Sciences

LONDON, Ont. – Ramona Robinson, chair of LHSC’s Board of Directors, announced that Dr. Paul Woods (pictured) has been named the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer, effective January 15, 2018. In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Woods...

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What’s playing in your operating room?

TORONTO – These days, most surgeons bring their iPhones into the operating room. More than just background noise, music sets the mood and focuses their concentration, becoming a crucial part of a surgeon’s surgical routine. Dr. Ike Ahmed (pictured), head of...

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Fertility clinic goes paperless, reduces human error

HAMILTON, Ont. – The HART (Hamilton Assisted Reproductive Technologies) Fertility Centre has been providing fertility, obstetrics and gynecological services to patients in the Hamilton Niagara Region since 2001. The clinic has a team of 10 medical and administrative staff, and...

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Ontario helps Think Research develop the cloud

TORONTO – The province of Ontario is partnering with Think Research Corp. to help the company improve and expand its cloud-based technology platform and services, creating 228 new highly skilled jobs and retaining 130 positions in Toronto. Ontario is investing up...

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Solution makes use of IBM cloud to spot pandemics

VANCOUVER – IBM announced that Vancouver-based company Fusion Genomics has selected IBM’s cloud capabilities to help advance Fusion’s ability to detect pandemics before they happen. Fusion Genomics has developed disruptive DNA and RNA technology that it believes can positively identify...

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GE strengthens partnerships with NVIDIA

CHICAGO – GE Healthcare and NVIDIA have announced they will deepen their 10-year partnership to bring the most sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) to GE Healthcare’s 500,000 imaging devices globally and accelerate the speed at which healthcare data can be processed. The...

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New DR panel offers patient safety features

CHICAGO – Thales has unveiled the latest Pixium Portable 3543 DR, said to be the first-ever truly standalone device with Embedded Patient Identification working in auto-detection mode, without connection to any external device. The French company made the announcement at the...

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