Sunnybrook creates its own advanced EHR

Sunnybrook SunnyCare

TORONTO – While other hospitals have been implementing commercial electronic health record systems, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has created its own health information system – called SunnyCare. It has done this over the past few years, tying together best-of-breed components...

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SickKids to switch on new EHR in June

TORONTO – The Hospital for Sick Children is aiming to go live with its new, Epic-based electronic health record system on June 2nd. According to the hospital, the system will fundamentally change the way SickKids provides care. Currently, SickKids uses numerous...

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Manitoba makes use of VitalHub for mental health

TORONTO – VitalHub Corp. is pleased to announce that the Northern Regional Health Authority, in Manitoba, has licensed VitalHub’s B Care Electronic Health Record software to support their child and community mental health programs. In 2013, VitalHub’s B Care EHR platform...

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Nova Scotia boosts use of telehealth, EMRs

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government is offering doctors a pay and incentive package worth $39.6 million. Part of the funding will be used to pay for telephone consults, as well to incentivize doctors to use electronic medical records. One of...

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New service transforms charting in Saskatchewan

MModal Saskatchewan

Emergency physicians in Saskatoon, as well as medical practitioners across the province, are getting used to speaking into microphones, and it’s changing the way they work and care for patients. As part of a province-wide rollout of a new, standardized dictation...

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BC takes charge of Nanaimo EMR project

VICTORIA – B.C.’s health minister has stripped Vancouver Island’s health authority of decision-making power over a troubled electronic health records project in Nanaimo, after an external report was sharply critical of the authority’s management of the project. Adrian Dix (pictured) said...

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Ottawa healthcare providers opt for Epic

OTTAWA – Three Ottawa medical facilities will be implementing a new medical record system they say will allow healthcare providers to share and access patient records across a single network. The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team...

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Nanaimo ehealth project mismanaged: report

VICTORIA – An independent investigation by Ernst & Young has found the IHealth project in Nanaimo is overbudget, has been badly mismanaged by Island Health and should not be rolled out across Vancouver Island until problems are fixed. However, it does...

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Inspirata buys cancer informatics company AIM

TORONTO – Inspirata, Inc., of Tampa, Fla., a cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider, has acquired Toronto based Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine is a software engineering firm focused on...

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