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Patient finds someone else’s results in his record

TORONTO – The University Health Network, Ontario’s largest hospital group, says it is reviewing five million electronic health records gathered over the past five years after a patient reported errors in his medical file. The University Health Network says that it...

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Cognitive health project launched in Victoria

VICTORIA, B.C. – A five-year project to integrate leading-edge research and care for patients living with dementia and other cognitive health issues on Vancouver Island was announced at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The Manning family of Victoria, which has recently been affected...

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Southlake announces new president and CEO

NEWMARKET, Ont. – Following an extensive Canada-wide search by Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Board of Directors, Arden Krystal (pictured) has been appointed as Southlake’s incoming president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective October 10, 2017. She takes over from retiring...

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Northern Sask to benefit from remote presence robots

SASKATOON – Children in northern Saskatchewan will soon have easier access to psychiatrists to address what has been called a mental health crisis. Two Remote Presence Technology (RPT) units have been purchased with a $500,000 donation from RBC to the...

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Vitalhub acquires B Sharp Technologies

“We are excited to announce the completion of the B Sharp Technologies transaction and to begin the process of integrating our two companies,” said Dan Matlow (pictured) CEO of Vitalhub. “B Sharp Technologies is a strong, established company that possesses...

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Sussman hired as Alberta’s deputy health minister

EDMONTON – Milton Sussman (pictured), a veteran civil servant who held high-ranking positions in Manitoba’s former NDP government, has been hired as Alberta’s next deputy minister of health. Milton Sussman, who takes over the role officially Oct. 23, recently ended a...

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Digital Health Week is coming, November 13 – 19

Designed as a week dedicated to celebrating digital health and the positive impacts it’s having on Canadians, clinicians and the health system, Digital Health Week will take place from November 13 – 19, 2017. It was established in 2014 by...

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Ontario to create a personal support worker registry

TORONTO – Ontario will launch a new registry that will provide patients and families with easy-to-access information about their personal support workers (PSWs). The registry will include information such as education and training credentials, and adherence to a code of...

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Joule, CloudDX aim to bring VR to hospitals

OTTAWA – Joule, the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) accelerator company, has announced a new partnership with Cloud DX, Inc, the award-winning Kitchener, Ont.-based digital healthcare and artificial intelligence (AI) innovator. The goal is to bring advanced technologies, such as virtual...

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Meditech achieves Infoway’s mark of conformity

TORONTO – Canada Health Infoway and Meditech announced that Meditech’s 6.x and Client/Server Electronic Health Record platforms, as well as its Patient and Consumer Health Portal, have completed Infoway’s certification process. “We congratulate Meditech on achieving national class certification for two...

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