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VGH to acquire new surgical robot system

VANCOUVER – After 10 years, Jack the Robot is preparing to retire. A member of the da Vinci Surgical family, Jack has assisted his masters in more than one thousand surgical procedures at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). While he has...

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League members can reach RNs using chat

TORONTO – League has announced the introduction of Health Concierge, a virtual care solution that provides members with a simple and convenient way to manage their health, all uniquely integrated with League’s group benefits solution. The service provides League members with...

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Grand River goes live with Wellsoft EDIS

KITCHENER, Ont. – Grand River Hospital has successfully implemented Wellsoft Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) in the hospital’s Lazaridis Family Foundation Emergency Department (ED). The Wellsoft EDIS was customized and integrated with the existing HIS to better meet the needs of...

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Kinark moves I.T. to the cloud to enhance care delivery

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MARKHAM, ONT. – Kinark Child and Family Services, one of Ontario’s largest providers of mental health services for children and youth, is in the midst of migrating all of its computerized clinical and administrative systems to the cloud. The transformation...

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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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Medtronic opens diabetes resource centre

SURREY, B.C. – Medtronic Canada has announced the grand opening of its first Canadian Medtronic Resource Centre in support of patients living with diabetes, in Surrey, BC, and the surrounding area. The centre will be located in the Health and...

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AHS awarded for CT-equipped stroke ambulance

EDMONTON – An EMS Stroke Ambulance program established by Alberta Health Services in partnership with the University Hospital Foundation in Edmonton has received the Paramedics Chiefs of Canada (PCC) Innovative Treatment/Technology award. Demers Ambulance, a North American leader in ambulance...

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Five Ontario hospitals choose PatientKeeper for CPOE

GODERICH, Ont., and STRATFORD, Ont. – PatientKeeper Inc., a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, has announced that five hospitals in Ontario – the four sites of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA), and the Alexandra Marine & General...

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