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A legal review of 2015

      By Michael Watts and David Solomon 2015 has been yet another year marked by significant legal developments affecting the Canadian healthcare sector and, in particular,...

Folate: A tale of two tests

Our bodies need #folate – an essential nutrient – to develop and grow. Folate, also called vitamin B9, can’t be stored in large amounts...

Strengthening innovation beyond acute care setting

For those of us in non-acute, community-based health care organizations and specifically, the senior congregate living and home care industries, it should come as...

An operative approach to health IT implementation

Information technology (IT) advancements in health care have presented many opportunities and challenges as clinical leaders seek the best road to wise and impactful...

Rethinking opioid use

Pain, unfortunately, is all too common. We have a natural aversion to it, and many patients have the expectation that it should be treated...

Digital health for consumers the next major step

The benefits associated with the use of #digital health, such as improved patient outcomes, efficiencies and improved access to care, are becoming a core...

Moving to the forefront of health care technology

At Mackenzie Health, patients are at the heart of everything we do. As a regional health care provider serving a population of more than half a...

From nursing to policing, and back again

As a police officer in Hamilton, Ingrid Boiago saw hundreds of cases of #elder abuse. She found one woman covered with lice head-to-toe, dehydrated,...

St. Paul’s Hospital implants next generation defibrillator

It delivers a life-saving shock to the heart without ever actually touching it. Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital, in collaboration with Cardiac Services BC...

First Canadian hospital to win prestigious award

It’s been a remarkable 12 months at #Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). Since being recognized by Healthcare Information and Management Systems...

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