WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is investing $11.9 million in new diagnostic equipment to replace equipment nearing the end of its service life, Health Minister Erin Selby (pictured) announced. “Modernizing health equipment is a priority to ensure that health-care facilities continue to offer the best possible care to Manitoba’s families for years to come,” said Minister Selby. “By replacing old technology, we can make our diagnostic services even better.”
A visual patient tracking system at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, in Newmarket, Ont., has had an astonishing impact on process improvement and quality at the 380-bed hospital. The system also gives managers a quick understanding of what’s happening at the busy centre – letting them know whether things are running smoothly, or if actions should be taken to move patients from one unit to another to eliminate bottlenecks and waits.
OREM, Utah – Thousands of healthcare providers weighed in to identify this year’s top-performing vendor solutions in 23 different medical equipment and infrastructure categories. The “2014 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure” report is the culmination of feedback from providers throughout the world.
TORONTO – Orion Health, a leader in electronic health records (EHR) and healthcare integration solutions, announced that Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has selected the Rhapsody Integration Engine to replace its legacy integration engine.
VANCOUVER – An additional 6,200–12,200 health informatics (HI) and health information management (HIM) professionals, including 70% in IT and HIM roles, will be needed in Canadian healthcare over the next five years due to replacement and growth demand.
MONTREAL – Elekta has signed an agreement to provide the Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM) with advanced linear accelerators and software. The order, resulting from a competitive tender process, is valued at more than US$20 million.
CORNWALL, Ont. – Cornwall Community Hospital recently amalgamated two separately run facilities and extended its footprint with nearly 100,000 square feet of new glass, steel and innovative technologies. Cornwall worked with Hitachi Data Systems to design and deploy end-to-end data centre infrastructure.
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