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CareCrew app

CareCrew app helps caregivers and MDs collaborate

For the past two years, Rosemary Dunne has been a primary caregiver for her 82-year-old mother, who has advancing dementia. She’s now drawing on that experience as she works with a team in Vancouver developing a mobile app that could offer some relief. CareCrew, which recently won a competition staged by Fraser Health, provides a…


Toshiba Aplio i900

FDA clears Toshiba premium cardiovascular ultrasound

Cardiologists can now access the advanced ultrasound imaging technology needed for fast and confident diagnoses with Toshiba Medical’s Aplio i900. The newly FDA-cleared system is the latest addition to the premium Aplio i-series ultrasound platform, helping to elevate cardiovascular ultrasound with excellent imaging clarity and definition. The Aplio i900 brings ultra-premium cardiac imaging to an everyday clinical setting,…


mySugr

Roche integrates Accu-Chek with mySugr

MONTREAL – Roche has launched a collaboration for Canada with mySugr, a leading diabetes app provider. Once connected to the Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter, mySugr users in Canada can now also enjoy the wireless synchronization of glucose levels and free access to mySugr Pro. “Thanks to smartphones, the inconvenience of manually logging diabetes data will…


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…