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What’s playing in your operating room?

TORONTO – These days, most surgeons bring their iPhones into the operating room. More than just background noise, music sets the mood and focuses their concentration, becoming a crucial part of a surgeon’s surgical routine. Dr. Ike Ahmed (pictured), head of...

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Healthcare organizations win Ingenious Awards

TORONTO – The winners of the 2017 Ingenious Awards, organized by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), includes two healthcare organizations. OntarioMD was honoured for its provincial eConsult initiative, and Cancer Care Ontario was recognized for its eCTAS electronic...

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Ontario funds health-tech procurement using REACH

TORONTO – Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is pleased to announce six successful applicants for the second round of REACH (Resources for Evaluating, Adopting and Capitalizing on Innovative Healthcare Technology), a program to help healthcare providers more rapidly adopt innovative...

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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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