Easing the Transition to the Cloud. Modernizing made simple with integration support.

Across Canada, most hospitals and healthcare authorities recognize the need to modernize their systems. Integrating electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) to a cloud-based platform is the way of the future as this medium offers more security, better scalability and improved functionality in the overall health...

Technology enhancing safety at hospitals

Over the past few years, incidents of violence against healthcare workers has increased...

Mercy Ships Canada Volunteer Crew Recognized for Dedication

VICTORIA, BC, April 10, 2024 - The Mercy Ships Canada Board of Directors...

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News & topics

Simulation program brings training directly to the front lines

A 37-year-old man collapses on a golf course. He’s rushed by ambulance to the nearest hospital and needs to be intubated. He has no vital signs as the EMT continues CPR. The alert reaches the team at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital’s Magna Emergency through triage, and within minutes, four nurses...

Remote monitoring tool improve seniors’ care

Humber River Health (Humber) has identified a core priority of delivering comprehensive, quality care...

We need health system solutions now: CMA, CFPC

Medical organizations call on governments to reimagine primary care to help stabilize, rebuild health...

Researching a new treatment for sepsis

For people who are in the intensive care unit (ICU) with a serious health...

Navigating the fallout: 23andMe’s data breach and the ethics of consumer genetic testing

By unlocking secrets encrypted within our DNA, genetic testing has become a powerful tool,...

Medical Specialties

A quarter of deaths among young adults in Canada were opioid related in 2021

Premature deaths related to opioids doubled between 2019 and 2021 across Canada, with more than one-in-four deaths among young adults aged 20–39 years attributable...

Remote therapist-guided cognitive behavioural therapy as good as in-person

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered remotely, with therapist guidance, appears to be as effective...

National efforts to guide safe, effective, and equitable use of opioids for quality pain management in children

No one should experience untreated pain. Yet, in Canada, two out of three children...

Most survivors of childhood cancer don’t get the tests needed to detect serious long-term adverse effects

Surviving childhood cancer does not always mean a clean bill of health, as the treatments that eradicate those cancers can put adult survivors at risk of new cancers and other serious health problems. Despite the existence of surveillance guidelines that recommend screening for adult cancers and other “late effects” of cancer therapy, childhood cancer survivors (CCS) are rarely up to date for recommended tests, according to a large study...

COVID-19 rapid tests: How good are they?

A new study indicates that COVID-19 self-tests effectively identify non-infected individuals as well people with high viral loads and high infectiousness. The COVID-19 pandemic marked...

NURSING

How global nursing talent is driving healthcare system transformation

The current nursing shortage, which the Canadian Nurses Association predicted in 2009 would be at 60,000 by 2022, has peaked well beyond that number in 2024. In 2022, two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions quoted a study that...

Infusion system innovations: Elevating patient care and clinician support

Crowded hospitals, long wait times and nurse burnout have become common news stories, reinforcing...

RNAO fellows find solutions to fill gaps, advance care and improve outcomes

With more than 500 fellows, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Advanced Clinical...

Internship supports advancement of health informatics knowledge

Agnes Leung and Tram Nguyen were excited for a new professional development opportunity. The two...

Help on call for medical professionals

Introduced during the pandemic, this support service became an invaluable resource for health care...

LONGTERM CARE

Revolutionizing geriatric care: Meet Canada’s leading Universal Health Hub (UHH)

Universal Health Hub (UHH) is the only Health Care Organization in Canada which is focused on Geriatric care wherever the seniors age whether at...

Testing new technology to help older adults age at home

When 72-year-old Hamilton resident Shirley was asked if she’d be interested in participating in...

Inside Unity Health’s efforts to better understand the care experience

It was around lunchtime and the Geriatric and Medical Rehabilitation unit at Providence was...

First-of-its-kind network supports faster adoption of technology in long-term care

The Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, a leading national initiative focused on accelerating Canadian innovation in health care, announced the launch of its Long-Term Care Innovation and Scaling Network. This new network, led by Ottawa-based Bruyère, is designed to enhance the quality of...

Reducing wait times through a collaborative approach

Through the Geri-Hub, wait times for patients have been reduced by up to 50 per cent for some Geri-Hub services, now achieving the lowest...