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Truven further Canadianizes Micromedex

TORONTO – Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, has enhanced a version of its Micromedex provider solution specifically for the Canadian healthcare sector. Additional Health Canada approved labelling and expanded guideline summaries now provide Canadian healthcare professionals with the clinical insights...

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Telus partners with DOmedic on med management

MONTREAL – Telus Health and Groupe DOmedic, Inc., a Quebec start-up that designs high-tech products to improve medication compliance, have announced a partnership that will enable better health monitoring and improved medication management for seniors with the launch of xPill...

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New lab for congenital heart defects opens in Montreal

MONTREAL – The Montreal Heart Institute has opened the first electrophysiology laboratory (EP Lab) equipped with robotic and magnetic navigation and dedicated to congenital heart diseases in Canada. Congenital heart diseases are cardiac malformations that affect approximately 1% of all...

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Connected Medicine aims to improve access to specialists

OTTAWA – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement has announced the next phase in a multi-year effort to improve patient access to timely specialist care. The Connected Medicine collaboration with Canada Health Infoway, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and...

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery spreads through Canada

Canadians recovering from surgery are leaving hospitals sooner with improved outcomes thanks to a growing push to implement Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) – evidence-based protocols that require compliance by both clinicians and patients. Provincial results are so encouraging, proponents are...

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NYGH to receive prestigious HIMSS award

TORONTO – North York General Hospital, a community academic hospital, has been named a 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient. Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health...

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KGH first to use new cardiac ablation tech

KINGSTON, Ont. – A revolutionary new technology is now in use at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) that is improving the treatment of patients with complex cardiac conditions. Known as the St. Jude Medical Ensite Precision cardiac mapping system, this technology...

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