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BIOS Diagnostics Protocol

Highly accurate home blood pressure monitor launched

According to the Hypertension Canada Guidelines to Physicians, patients should record their numbers four times daily over a seven-day period when monitoring blood pressure at home. To help doctors adhere to the new protocol, BIOS Medical has launched a first-of-its-kind line of portable blood pressure monitors that are the gold standard in home monitoring, delivering…


No Picture

Software as good as MDs at diagnosing skin cancer

Image-scanning software developed at Stanford University can distinguish deadly skin cancers from benign ones as accurately as top dermatologists, according to a recent study. The technology could soon be incorporated in a smart phone. Fine-tuned with the help of physicians, the app they created performed just as well as a panel of 21 board-certified dermatologists,…


RIPPLE

Alberta e-tool helps parents manage kids’ obesity

A new online app hopes to make parents more aware of children’s weight issues and resources available to help improve their health. Developed by researchers at the University of Alberta, the Resource Information Program for Parents on Lifestyle and Education (RIPPLE) e-tool compares a child’s weight, diet and lifestyle habits to healthy standards before offering…


Medevision-iMD

Medevision & iMD partnership boosts patient education

Medevision Corporation & iMD Health Global Corporation recently announced a strategic partnership. Toronto-based Medevision is a cloud-based comprehensive schedule management solution for physicians. Also Toronto-based, iMD Health Global provides Canada’s largest and most innovative digital patient education platform. The iMD offering within Medevision will offer increased patient understanding during consultations through clear visuals. It also allows…


FOCUS

Alberta website lets patients check ER wait times

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HCQA) has introduced a new website in a bid to simplify access to healthcare information. FOCUS on Emergency Departments compiles data on emergency room wait times for 16 of the busiest hospitals in Alberta, patient experiences, and wait times to see specialists. The HQCA polls thousands of Albertans each year…


Clinic Seeker

Windsor app provides information on nearby clinics

Patients who need care but don’t require emergency room services can now find clinics in the area by using a Windsor-made mobile app. Clinic Seeker, which launched in January for Apple and Android systems, gives users a list and a map of nearby medical centres with wait times reported by others. Company CEO and founder Lisa Jacobs…


Blisly app

Free app predicts how weather can affect health

A new free app called Blisly can predict how weather variations will affect your health, including asthma, allergies and migraines. The app was developed by Montreal-based Jocelyne Blouin, who was a meteorologist with Radio-Canada for 33 years. Now, Blouin is the vice-president of research and meteorology for Blisly – an app that’s designed to let people better…


FH Hackathon

Overdose-response app is a Fraser hackathon winner

When computer-science student Sean Bergunder heard how bad the overdose crisis had become from his mom, a nurse, he decided to do something about it. One of the winning ideas from January’s 48-hour health hackathon, hosted by Fraser Health, is an app that would crowdsource overdose reports in real-time to better connect people carrying naloxone…


Services Advisor app

Vancouver app provides digital lifeline to refugees

A Vancouver-based tech firm and a humanitarian non-profit organization are helping connect Syrian refugees to the services they need through an app that provides comprehensive information with the click of a button. Called Services Advisor, the app is being used not only by refugees, but also by humanitarian groups that want to refer people to…


Qtok app

App offers affordable human interpreters online

Everyone with a smartphone now can have a human interpreter at their fingertips with Qtok, the innovative new app from Net Communications Lab. Qtok, available for both iOS and Android devices, connects users in real-time to interpreters who can translate in more than 60 languages. By using real people who speak the languages that they are interpreting, Qtok provides results that…