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‘Black box’ founders use AI to improve surgical safety

The team behind the operating room black box is working to incorporate artificial intelligence into its reporting on surgical safety. Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, a surgeon-scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto who specializes in advanced minimally invasive procedures, such as gastric...

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Alberta expands the scope of its Netcare EHR, and increases access

Kim Wieringa, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Information Systems at Alberta Health, the provincial government’s health ministry, in conversation with Contributing Editor, Andy Shaw. CHT: Kim, Alberta has a reputation for being innovative and far-reaching when it comes to health information...

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myUHN gives patients real-time access to health records

TORONTO – The University Health Network is steadily rolling out its myUHN Patient Portal to all patients at the organization’s four hospitals – Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Toronto Rehab Institute. Unlike many other portals,...

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Workflow software helps automate Pulmonary Function reporting

Respirologists at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital are breathing easier these days. They’ve deployed software from Influx Workflow Solutions, which extracts patient data from a wide array of cardiology and respirology diagnostic devices and consolidates it all in a single structured...

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SMArTVIEW project ready to go live this fall

HAMILTON, ONT. – A ground-breaking project is underway at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) to address a major medical shortcoming in Canada and around the world: too many patients develop complications after having cardiac and vascular surgery, and many are re-admitted...

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