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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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Montreal pilots mental health service for youths

MONTREAL – The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and Strata Health Solutions will conduct a pilot aiming to improve direct access to public mental health services for young people and empowering them in the initial consultation process. In Canada, 75%...

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Tyze platform used to help re-settle refugees

EDMONTON – A group preparing for the arrival of refugees from Syria were using a number of tools to communicate, including Facebook and email, but found it both cumbersome and lacking the kind of security the job needs. That’s when...

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CPSI’s acquisition boosts its post-acute offerings

MOBILE, Ala. – Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare information solutions to rural and community hospitals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Healthland Holding Inc. and its affiliates, Healthland Inc., American...

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VON ceases operating in six provinces

OTTAWA – The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is ceasing operations in six provinces and decreasing the size of its head office in order to better serve clients and provincial government partners in Ontario and Nova Scotia, its two principal...

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CFHI and TVN announce ACE for older Canadians

OTTAWA – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), in partnership with Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN), has announced a new initiative to improve healthcare for older Canadians. The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) collaborative will support healthcare...

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