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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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CPhA making database accessible through EMRs

OTTAWA – The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is now enabling the developers of EMRs to integrate their systems with CPhA’s drug (CPS) and therapeutics platform, RxTx. The integration will allow clinicians to access important Canadian drug and evidence-based disease information without...

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Vancouver General first in Canada to use BrightMatter

VANCOUVER – Synaptive Medical Inc., a Toronto-based medical device and technology company, is proud to announce that Vancouver General Hospital is the first Canadian hospital to install its innovative BrightMatter technology, which integrates imaging, surgical planning, and robotic visualization. “Some tumours...

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Ottawa Hospital using SeamlessMD for bariatric surgery care

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Hospital and the Bariatric Medical Institute have partnered with SeamlessMD’s patient engagement platform to extend their support for bariatric surgery patients into the homes of patients. The Bariatric Centre of Excellence of The Ottawa Hospital currently performs...

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SeamlessMD’s platform adopted by New Jersey hospitals

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has selected SeamlessMD’s patient engagement platform to launch its new enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program and extend the support of the hospital into its patients’ homes. SeamlessMD is a Toronto-based company that...

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New Carestream ultrasound ok’d by Health Canada

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Carestream Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE Ultrasound Systems have received a Health Canada license and are currently available for sale in Canada as well as the United States. The Touch Ultrasound platform’s design is based upon recommendations...

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Quebec to launch centralized ereferral service

MONTREAL – The government of Quebec is preparing to launch a centralized system for referring patients to specialists, starting in the Montreal area on October 31. The new system is supposed to improve efficiencies within the existing pool of doctors and...

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Siemens brings new family of ultrasound to Canada

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Siemens Healthineers in Canada has announced the launch of the ACUSON S Family HELX Evolution TOUCH. Following years of work with research and university centres to develop an advanced ultrasound solution with a focus solely on the...

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