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Council will promote life-saving isotopes

TORONTO – A coalition of Canadian science, healthcare and nuclear sector organizations have launched a new council to ensure Canada remains a world leader in the production of life saving Isotopes by raising awareness and supporting long-term policies at the...

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Investigation into Quebec health minister launched

QUEBEC CITY – The ethics commissioner for the National Assembly, Ariane Mignolet, announced she has begun an investigation into Health Minister Gaétan Barrette (pictured) at the request of Parti Québécois MNA Diane Lamarre. The request comes after an investigation by Radio-Canada’s...

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PEI to launch IT initiative to support in-home care

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Prince Edward Island has signed a five-year, $20 million health agreement with the federal government that will fund new programs for mental health and home care. Three interrelated projects are being developed which will build on the capacity...

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BC’s digital supercluster includes healthcare

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia-led Digital Technology Supercluster is one of the funding recipients for the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Minister Navdeep Bains (pictured) announced last week. “What is a supercluster? It is a made-in-Canada Silicon Valley that will...

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Supercluster strategy may be off the mark

OTTAWA – The federal government’s “Innovation Supercluster Initiative,” which will see the federal government invest nearly $1 billion to create five separate “regional innovation ecosystems,” is just the latest example of the federal government’s boundless optimism in its own ability to...

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Quebec to create a patient health portal

QUEBEC CITY – Health Minister Gaetan Barrette (pictured) announced the province of Quebec will launch a patient health portal enabling Quebecers to view their lab test results, diagnostic images and reports, along with other information. The Carnet santé Québec, or health...

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Greater oversight of Ontario’s diagnostic imaging

TORONTO – Ontario’s new Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act includes greater oversight of diagnostic medical sonographers, those who use ultrasound, as well as legislation that will cover the entirety of the medical radiation and imaging technology profession. The act...

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Meditech achieves Infoway’s mark of conformity

TORONTO – Canada Health Infoway and Meditech announced that Meditech’s 6.x and Client/Server Electronic Health Record platforms, as well as its Patient and Consumer Health Portal, have completed Infoway’s certification process. “We congratulate Meditech on achieving national class certification for two...

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Ontario may re-open old hospitals as source of beds

TORONTO – Ontario is considering a plan to transform a mothballed hospital site in Toronto into a temporary source of beds as a result of overcrowded hospital wards, the province’s health minister confirmed. Eric Hoskins (pictured) said the government is working...

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