Humber River Hospital opens futuristic command centre

HRH command centre

TORONTO – Humber River Hospital announced the opening of its Star Trek-like Command Centre with an auditorium full of visiting luminaries in attendance – including GE’s CEO John Flannery, two Ontario government cabinet ministers, and doctors and administrators from 13...

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Ottawa ER tech shows paramedics on the way

OTTAWA – Four hospitals in the Ottawa area are using live-streaming analytic feeds from paramedics to keep an eye on the volume of patients headed to their emergency rooms. The systems will also show when it’s taking too long for...

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AI to be used to predict outbreaks of suicide

OTTAWA – The Canadian government will soon hire an Ottawa-based company specializing in social media monitoring and artificial intelligence to forecast potential spikes in suicide risk. A contract with Advanced Symbolics Inc., an AI and market research firm, is set...

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Bialogics extends its radiology BI, now reaches ED

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Bialogics Business Intelligence and Analytics program has now been expanded beyond the Diagnostic Imaging department to reach Emergency Departments, where it improves imaging priority and resource requirements through the use of analytics that can align with...

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HIMSS Analytics study identifies barriers to BI

CHICAGO – Resistance by end-users, poor data quality and trouble integrating data from disparate sources are among the top factors preventing healthcare organizations from adopting business intelligence (BI) and analytics, according to a new study conducted by HIMSS Analytics on behalf...

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Bialogics launches next generation analytics platform

VICTORIA, BC – Bialogics Analytics has announced the release of its next generation platform that enables healthcare organizations to effectively manage analytics across the enterprise. Bialogics’ new platform is specifically designed to address the rapid growth and convergence of data...

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Sunnybrook and OICR partner on personalized medicine

Julius Marafioti

TORONTO – Sunnybrook Hospital is about to ink an agreement with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to share genomic research, IT processing power and Big Data resources. The two organizations are banding together to improve the care of oncology...

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