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Alayacare receives funding of $750,000 from Ottawa

TORONTO – FedDev Ontario, a federal government agency, announced that it is providing AlayaCare Inc. with up to $750,000 to commercialize its innovative home healthcare software. Healthcare systems are impacted by the aging baby boomer generation and are looking to...

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Bruyere to deploy online system for self-care

OTTAWA – Bruyère Continuing Care is the first customer in Canada for the Better Choices, Better Health program, which is offered jointly by Medtronic and Canary Health, a Los Angeles-based provider of digital health, self-management programs. Bruyère is one of Ontario’s...

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Paramed to implement Complia’s cloud solution

MARKHAM, Ont. – ParaMed Home Health Care, said to be Canada’s largest home healthcare provider, has signed a multi-year strategic partnership with Complia Health, of Schaumburg, Ill., a leading global provider of enterprise software for long-term and post-acute care provider...

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Alberta aims to put more resources into home care

EDMONTON – The Alberta health ministry’s latest budget has funding for home and community care jumping by $200 million to more than $2 billion. It’s all in a bid to reduce pressure on hospitals while enabling those who prefer care...

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Ontario region devises gateway to mental health services

One in five Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetimes, but the hodge-podge of services the healthcare system offers is difficult to access and navigate. To tackle this, the Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) has...

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Maggots infest wound of nursing home patient

OTTAWA – Staff at an Ottawa nursing home recently discovered that maggots had infested a resident’s leg wound, landing the woman in hospital – horrifying her family and triggering a police investigation. The National Post newspaper reports that Ontario’s health ministry...

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Paramedics to use ultrasound and portable lab tests

EDMONTON – Alberta paramedics will have access to additional treatment tools, such as ultrasound scanners and portable lab tests, due to a change in legislation. As a result, they will be better equipped to serve patients in rural and remote...

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Pearl’s Choice: online info about retirement homes

TORONTO – Pearl’s Choice, a website that provides Canadians with objective information about retirement residences, has expanded its coverage to 2,300 facilities, up from the 880 homes it launched with about a year ago. Pearl’s Choice currently includes information for retirement...

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New initiative will spread successful elders strategy

TORONTO – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with Canadian Frailty Network, has announced the 18 organizations that will improve healthcare for older adults by adapting Mount Sinai Hospital’s proven Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Strategy in their...

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