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Solution makes use of IBM cloud to spot pandemics

VANCOUVER – IBM announced that Vancouver-based company Fusion Genomics has selected IBM’s cloud capabilities to help advance Fusion’s ability to detect pandemics before they happen. Fusion Genomics has developed disruptive DNA and RNA technology that it believes can positively identify...

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An hour in the life of an influenza case

St. Michael’s Hospital infection preventionist Shara Junaid is at her desk when the phone rings. It’s the hospital lab; a patient in the Emergency Department has tested positive for Influenza A. In the past, Junaid’s next step would have been to...

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Scarborough & Rouge buys 11 digital X-ray systems

TORONTO – Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) has purchased 11 Carestream digital radiography systems as part of an upgrade from computed radiography to digital radiography (DR) at its General and Birchmount sites. The hospital’s diagnostic imaging management team conducted a thorough...

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Netcare eReferral to roll about across Alberta

TORONTO – Orion Health, a leader in population health management and healthcare integration solutions, announced that Alberta Netcare eReferral, initially implemented in 2014, will go live to healthcare providers across the province over three phases. • In September 2017, eReferral will...

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Ontario devises cloud-based triage system for EDs

TORONTO – Cancer Care Ontario is in the process of rolling out a cloud-based system for Emergency Department triage to hospitals across the province. The computerized system uses algorithms that lead to more consistent assessments of patients who present in...

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Digital order sets adopted at Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has introduced the use of digital order sets at the hospital, using technology supplied by Think Research of Toronto. Standardized tests and treatments, called order sets, ensure everyone involved in...

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PrescribeIT ready for rollout in two provinces

TORONTO – PrescribeIT, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, is about to launch in various communities in Ontario in the coming weeks, joined by Alberta in the fall. The solution is designed to improve patient safety, convenience and reduce the harm and...

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Cliniconex obtains $1 million in new funding

OTTAWA – E-health software startup Cliniconex has closed a $1-million financing round this month, led by investors Wesley Clover, Calian Group and the Capital Angels Network. The new round brings the company’s total funding to $1.6 million. In October, Capital Angel...

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