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New app connects patients with their care team

By Maria Hayes When Sandy Lubert first met Claudia Leduc, a registered nurse in St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Mood Disorders Outpatient Clinic, it was because...

New tool tackles major barrier to health innovation adoption in Ontario

By Elise Johnson Procurement myths are well-known barriers to innovation adoption in Ontario. A new tool is available to help hospitals pull innovation into...

Digital health e-services save health care system millions

Personal health records and other e-services provide $106 to $134 million a year in value to the health care system Both Canadians and the health care system benefit when...

Innovative procurement at Southlake Regional Health Centre: Heather’s Story

By Jessie Boogaard and  Melicent Lavers-Sailly Heather Stevens has rarely gotten a good break when it comes to her health. Even as a child, she remembers...

Artificial Intelligence is the path to tackle the challenges in cardiac health

By Max Mohammadi The human body is like an automobile. Much like a car, the body is a complex “system” where issues can be diagnosed...

Why healthcare should embrace artificial intelligence

By Dr. Naila Kassam Healthcare innovation has traditionally been the cornerstone of improved patient care. The most significant advancements in medicine, for example, include the...

Ingenuity meets heart health with the HeartWatch

By Andre Bertram Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada's Canadian Chronic Disease...

Telepharmacy services in Canada

By Sammu Dhaliwall With its large land mass and population density in relatively few pockets, Canada’s hospital pharmacy departments across the country face immense...

Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems

A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your...

Lots to be seen at HSCN Conference 2018

By Pippa Wysong This year’s annual conference of the Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN) was a hub of activity. While the conference programs were well...

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