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Joule, CloudDX aim to bring VR to hospitals

OTTAWA – Joule, the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) accelerator company, has announced a new partnership with Cloud DX, Inc, the award-winning Kitchener, Ont.-based digital healthcare and artificial intelligence (AI) innovator. The goal is to bring advanced technologies, such as virtual...

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Award-winning idea aims to improve surgeries

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TORONTO – Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized the practice of medicine in recent years, as it dramatically reduces the size of incisions needed during operations and decreases the need for blood transfusions. It also reduces infection rates and recovery times. However,...

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CCHL announces recipients of 2017 national awards

OTTAWA – In late spring, the Canadian College of Health Leaders announced 27 winners of the 2017 National Awards Program. They are healthcare leaders and innovative healthcare organizations from across Canada. “The individuals and organizations being recognized exemplify leadership at its...

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Joule announces recipients of annual innovation grants

OTTAWA – Joule, the Canadian Medical Association’s newest company, has announced the five recipients of its 2017 Innovation grants. This year’s grant recipients were selected by a panel of 12 Joule Innovation Council members, focusing on degree of disruption, healthcare...

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Bionik links Echo and Alexa to exoskeleton

TORONTO and BOSTON – Bionik Laboratories Corp., a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home, announced it has integrated Amazon’s Echo technology and Alexa Voice Service...

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Hamilton Health Sciences and IBM launch accelerator

HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and IBM Canada have officially launched a new health innovation accelerator in downtown Hamilton, which will serve as a platform for local entrepreneurs, researchers and healthcare professionals to collaborate on projects that will...

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Bayer announces winners of its apps contest

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Grants4AppsToronto (G4AToronto), a new open innovation program to foster and support digital health technology in Canada, developed by Bayer Inc. (Bayer Canada), has announced its three finalists of their 2017 Toronto program. These selected start-ups will receive office...

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Awards recognize excellence in health informatics

TORONTO – The annual Canadian Healthcare Informatics Awards were presented during the eHealth 2017 Conference and Trade Show earlier this month. The awards are presented by COACH and ITAC Health – they recognize excellence, leadership and innovation in Canada’s health...

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Montreal’s Element AI closes deal for $102 million

MONTREAL – Element AI, a start-up in artificial intelligence technologies, has attracted a landmark investment of $102-million (U.S.) just eight months after launching. The organization has the ambitious goal of building a company that can rival Silicon Valley tech giants. The...

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Hacking Health collaborates with research orgs

TORONTO – Hacking Health Toronto (#hackmentalhealth) was held in early June in conjunction with the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The hackathon collaborated with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Mental...

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