Telehealth

Cherif Habib

Online medical service saves workers trips to office

A Montreal-based tech firm is joining the growing list of telemedicine offices setting up shop in Canada. The company has released Dialogue, an app that connects workers with doctors and nurses through their mobile phone. Employers can subscribe to the service for the cost of about a cup of coffee for each worker per week. Dialogue’s…


Pierre Biranceau

Remote monitoring of patients cuts healthcare costs

Since September 2014, Wellington County has been the subject of an experiment to help reduce the number of 911 calls and emergency room visits by remotely monitoring patients with complex medical conditions in their homes. Queen’s University will be doing a cost benefit analysis on the program, which currently shows a 300% return on investment. There…


Dan Nead

Telehealth chain expands rapidly across Canada

By Rosie Lombardi

An Ontario company has developed a winning model to provide medical care to orphan patients who don’t have a family doctor. Called MedviewMD, the Chatham-based telehealth company has partnered with Guardian, I.D.A., and other major pharmacy chains to open 25 virtual care clinics since it was launched in September 2015. The company provides everything needed…


Liz Bryant

New no-fee national telehealth company launched

By Rosie Lombardi

A new telehealth service has set up shop in Canada. GOeVisit was launched by Calgary-based MyCare MedTech Inc. in November 2016 and offers a no fee to enroll or use service for both individuals and corporations. The service connects people who have a non-emergency condition with medical professionals via phone, Skype and FaceTime. Required prescriptions…


Kendall-Ho

On-demand telehealth is in growth mode in B.C.

A newly arrived business called MedviewMD from Chatham, Ont. has set up shop in four pharmacies in Kamloops, Langley and Chilliwack. Customers can quickly renew prescriptions by meeting via video link with a doctor in Ontario, and it’s all covered under B.C.’s medical services plan (MSP). While telehealth – also called eHealth, telemedicine or virtual medicine…


Mike-Barron

Telepathology network to connect doctors launched

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (the Centre) has partnered with GE Healthcare to install a province-wide Telepathology Network. The $2.5 million Telepathology Network, jointly funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), will give patients and pathologists across the province greater access to pathology services and support….


Ashton Labonte

The Good Doctors are in at Sudbury clinic: on video

It’s a trend industry experts believe is here to stay – offering primary healthcare at walk-in clinics where patients are connected via technology to physicians in other locations. It is just catching on in Ontario, but is well established in the United States. Leo Liao is a manager of two such clinics called Good Doctors…