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Novari eReferral goes live in Ontario for MSK patients

KINGSTON, Ont. – Novari Health’s eReferral and central intake technology has gone live in the North West and Central LHIN regions of the province. The 14 Local Health Integration Networks have been mandated to implement a central intake and rapid...

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Mackenzie Health opts for new solution from Kronos

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Mackenzie Health has selected Workforce Dimensions, a new solution from Kronos that helps transform workforce management processes. Powered by the Kronos D5 platform, Workforce Dimensions is an entirely new category of workforce management solutions that is...

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Ottawa provides $1.6M for supply chain improvement

OTTAWA – The federal government has announced a grant of $1.6 million, over four years, for the Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health), hosted by the University of Windsor. SCAN Health will position Canada as a global leader...

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Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospital merge

KINGSTON, Ont. – After months of behind the scenes preparations, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital have joined together to create Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). The new hospital corporation became an official legal entity on Saturday, April 1,...

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CHIMA aims to boost awareness of Information Governance issues

Everyone says healthcare information is as precious as financial information – but is it actually protected with the same bullet-proof safeguards? This was one of many key issues discussed at the first-ever Canadian Healthcare Information Governance (IG) Summit held recently...

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Ontario creates panel to improve health supply chain

TORONTO – The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is taking action to develop a province-wide strategy to improve the delivery of supply chain management across the healthcare sector through the Healthcare Sector Supply Chain Strategy. This strategy aligns with Ministry...

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Saint Elizabeth encourages innovation from employees

Saint Elizabeth is leveraging its 8,000 employees to help drive innovation and improve healthcare delivery for the more than 18,000 people it visits daily. The social enterprise has become the first Canadian healthcare company to adopt SoapBox, a SaaS platform...

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Relief nurse scheduling improved using Vocantas

VICTORIA, BC – Island Health, one of five regional health authorities serving British Columbia, recently deployed the Automated Shift Callout (ASC) solution built by Ottawa-based Vocantas. With the ASC solution fully integrated with the existing workforce management system, Kronos’ Workforce...

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Most health IT professionals expect a raise

TORONTO – A survey of healthcare IT professionals across Canada found that 64% expect to receive a raise in the next 12 months. While 33% only expect a modest bump in pay, amounting to just 3% of their current salary,...

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GHX and AHS lead GS1 supply chain drive

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – GHX has assembled eight leading Canadian healthcare provider and supplier organizations in a collaborative initiative to establish a leading practice model for synchronization and use of GS1 standards among trading partners in the Canadian healthcare marketplace. The participants...

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