Patient safety

Dr Ian Digby

Project gives doctors access to narcotics system

For the first time, a select number of Ontario doctors have been given access to prescription information stored in the provincial government’s narcotics monitoring system. The doctors, who practice at three organizations in Guelph, are participating in an eHealth Ontario pilot project known as the digital health drug repository. “The narcotics medications are the newest…


Managing meds major concern for 8 million Canadians

A recent survey by Leger reveals that some 8 million Canadian adults are concerned about their ability or the ability of a loved one to take prescription medications at the right time, in the right dosage. The survey also reveals that about 10.6 million (40 percent) Canadian adults take medication for chronic conditions daily, and…

Jun Pang

Niagara biotech creates pre-surgical 3D organ models

A Niagara Falls company is on the cutting edge of creating human organ models that could save lives. By using state-of-the-art technology, and by taking data from MRIs, CT scans and X-rays, Northernchem produces realistic 3D replicas of vital organs, such as hearts, livers and brains. This gives surgeons and medical students an opportunity to…