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St. Joseph’s electronic patient records focus on improving quality of care

St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto is excited about our progress to date as we enter the later stages of Phase 2 of our eCare...

Integrating maternal-child data for all births in Ontario

On the campus of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), recent privacy software innovations have been united with a clinical database to create...

Bringing improved patient safety and the latest evidence to the bedside

Patient safety at North York General Hospital (NYGH) received a major boost with the launch of bold technology that is reducing medication errors and...

Drug information systems protect patients from drug interactions

It’s an easy scenario to imagine. A man consults his doctor for a particular condition. The doctor writes a prescription. Sometime later that same...

Disease management requires technology―and an attitude change

Multiple chronic conditions are reaching epidemic proportions and putting an unprecedented financial and logistical strain on our health care system. Chronic conditions in fact account...

Call to order: New room service food delivery system

  Halton Healthcare Service (HHS) recently introduced Call to Order, a new Room Service food delivery system, on selected patient care units at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial...

Aerospace technology meets rehabilitation research

There is nothing else like it in the world. A six-degree-of-freedom motion simulator located four storeys below ground that can recreate different environments, like...

Hospital’s ‘Go Green Team’ celebrates many accomplishments

The team at Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) works hard to be a responsible neighbour, a good corporate citizen and a community leader in environmental...

Finding the cure for operational inefficiency

A long list of operational ailments is affecting the health of Canadian hospitals. High demand for services; resources stretched to meet demand; pressure to...

Diagnostic Imaging Repositories: Provincial strategy begins with regional successes

Many jurisdictions are migrating from film and paper-based diagnostic images such as hospital-based CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, mammograms and x-rays, to digital formats. The...

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