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Sanotron launching BC’s first digital health accelerator

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We have seen the rise of over 10 digital health accelerators in the US in the past three years, yet Canada has

Tax credits not the answer to innovation blast-off

Could our country really be just one tax break for investors away from unlocking its innovation potential? That’s what Liberal leadership candidate Marc Garneau suggested at StartupGrind Toronto on Tuesday night.  The MP and

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Wellx jumps regulatory, culture hurdles on way to improving health communications

After months of waiting for your dermatologist appointment, you finally get a reminder call. Unable to reach you, the receptionist leaves a voicemail with all the details you need. Have you ever accidentally

Published on: February 14th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Building a new health tech innovation ecosphere collaboratively in York Region

A very different kind of four hour kickoff event took place on January 15th in Newmarket, Ontario, hosted by the Southlake Regional Health Centre community hospital. The “Healthcare Ecosphere” event could be a

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

The trouble with mentors is…

By Francis Moran Last week I had a call with a CEO who has twice been a client. Along with a technical founder, he's been working on a new startup for about a

Published on: February 11th, 2013 Francis Moran

Monolith Interactive fills prescription for healthcare industry apps

Simon Woodside is no stranger to some healthcare professionals' reluctant approach when it comes to adopting new technology - his own doctor finally went digital a year ago, but the system looks like

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Venio’s health app shifts focus from meal planning to food discovery

Ramen noodles, anyone? For most of us this poster child of nutrition, more specifically lack thereof, sparks memories of university days. For others it’s synonymous with startup lifestyle. What about calorie counting and

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Maria Karpenko

3 unanswered questions about the future of BlackBerry

Save for a couple of apps and celebrity appointments to company executive positions, the company formerly known as Research In Motion delivered pretty much exactly what we expected today. BlackBerry 10 is ready

Published on: January 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Five simple ways to cut your IT costs

Because of rising business expenses and taxes, it's more important now than ever to cut costs in any way possible. One sector of your business you may not have considered as an area

Published on: January 28th, 2013 David B

Customer service must be a deliberate strategy

By Francis Moran I had a conversation the other day with a senior executive at a company for which I occasionally do some consulting. The executive wanted my opinion on how his company handles warranty

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Francis Moran

Can big data make society healthier?

Imagine a situation when your boss sends you to meet with a client in a town you didn’t know existed. After a couple hours on the road, you arrive in the town and

Published on: January 24th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Tweeted photos not free to publish, judge rules

By Monica Goyal and Jon Mackenzie The debate around ownership of content posted by users of online social media services continues. In the wake of the recent uproar surrounding Instagram’s proposed Terms of

Published on: January 22nd, 2013 Monica Goyal

Gamifying diabetes management

Diabetes management has undergone many transitions in the past two decades. While the portable and discreet blood glucose meters of today make it easier for diabetics to manage their condition, there is much

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Nortel acquittal shows challenges of prosecuting corporate fraud

In the last few years, Nortel has undergone a series of asset sell-offs and bankruptcy proceedings. Many attribute the company’s decline to a series of scandals in which some of the company’s top

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Graph Search: Facebook and Microsoft team up to take on Google’s search dominance

Facebook drew attention to a big “mystery announcement” today and then used the event to announce a new front end to Bing. Graph Search will be the new empty field next to a

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson