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Award-winning idea aims to improve surgeries

ForceFilm

TORONTO – Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized the practice of medicine in recent years, as it dramatically reduces the size of incisions needed during operations and decreases the need for blood transfusions. It also reduces infection rates and recovery times. However,...

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Kinark moves I.T. to the cloud to enhance care delivery

Kinark

MARKHAM, ONT. – Kinark Child and Family Services, one of Ontario’s largest providers of mental health services for children and youth, is in the midst of migrating all of its computerized clinical and administrative systems to the cloud. The transformation...

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Ontario Shores develops new mental health app

Ontario Shores app team

WHITBY, ONT. – Patients at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences will become more active participants in their own healthcare through the use of a new app developed with a partner company, Waterloo, Ont.-based Mozzaz Corp. The app, which runs...

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AI takes centre-stage at HIMSS conference in Orlando

Ginni Rometty HIMSS

ORLANDO, FLA. – IBM’s Watson Health is releasing its first commercial product, Watson Imaging Clinical Review, which uses artificial intelligence and analytics to reconcile cardiology reports with electronic patient records. In this initial offering, Watson Imaging Clinical Review will ensure...

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SickKids and CHEO launch an Epic partnership

SickKids-CHEO-Epic

TORONTO – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has begun a multi-year project to implement a fully integrated health information system using software from Epic, an industry leader in electronic health record software. In addition, SickKids and the Children’s Hospital...

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JDMI’s peer review system gaining traction across province

JDMI leaders

TORONTO – The Joint Department of Medical Imaging, which manages Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Services for three downtown Toronto hospitals, has not only developed its own peer review software system for radiologists, it has also expanded the system to embrace...

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Lakeridge acquires three mobile X-ray units

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OSHAWA, Ont. – Lakeridge Health has acquired three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to help staff members capture digital radiography exams for patients in the emergency department and intensive care units, as well as inpatients. Two imaging systems are installed...

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Remote presence technology: The Saskatchewan experience

remote-surgeon

As part of the Remote Presence Medicine Program at the University of Saskatchewan, we have been using a number of remote presence mobile devices to provide medical expertise to underserviced communities in Saskatchewan. We have worked with the communities, their leadership...

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