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Southlake patients gain fast access to records, images

NEWMARKET, Ont. – Southlake Regional Health Centre has joined the MedChart network to make it easier for its patients to get and share their health records. Through MedChart.ca, Southlake patients are now able to go online to request and retrieve...

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Alberta announces $459 million deal for Epic EMR

EDMONTON – The Alberta Health Services board has approved a $459-million deal with U.S. technology giant Epic Systems to outfit the health authority with an advanced clinical information system. The agreement includes the installation of software that will form the new...

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HHS obtains funding for patient portal in SW Ontario

HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Health Sciences has received funding from Canada Health Infoway to deploy a regional patient portal to be used by up to 3.6 million residents of South West Ontario, one of the largest regional deployments of a...

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Ernst & Young to review Island Health project

VICTORIA, BC – Health Minister Adrian Dix (pictured) is ordering a second independent review of a controversial electronic health records system that created a stalemate between Island Health and the doctors refusing to use it. The Times-Colonist reported the province has...

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CMA partners with CognisantMD for e-referrals

OTTAWA – Joule, the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) newest company, is partnering with CognisantMD to bring the Ocean Platform for patient engagement and eReferrals to Canadian physicians. Ocean is a secure, cloud-based platform that connects patients, healthcare providers and researchers through...

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Oscar Service changes its name, expands offerings

TORONTO – Oscar Service has announced a name change to Trinity Healthcare Technologies (THT), along with a move to larger office space to accommodate the company’s growth in employees and services. “The new name underlines our strong growth in the EMR...

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Quebec aims to link healthcare providers across province

MONTREAL – Quebec has launched a project to connect the disparate computer systems used by healthcare providers across the province. The goal is to improve information sharing among hospitals, long-term care centres and community care organizations, including physician practices. As part...

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HSNRI to receive $200,000 for EMR development

SUDBURY, Ont. – FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund are investing in a new technology platform to help Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) improve access to electronic health records in the north. It will also encourage entrepreneurs and...

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CAMH achieves HIMSS Stage 7, the highest level

TORONTO – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has become the first Academic Health Science Centre and second hospital ever in Canada to be awarded a Stage 7 designation by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS...

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Mackenzie health transitions to Epic EMR

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – On July 8, Mackenzie Health launched a new electronic medical record (EMR) that transforms the way care is delivered in this community. Implemented in collaboration with Epic, the software is the first full-suite Epic EMR to...

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