Will technology help revive Canada’s health care?

Health care is an area where the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide innovative solutions for everlasting problems. I recently attended Technicity 2015 where the role of IoT was highlighted as solving old problems and transforming

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk

Can wearable computers stop the impending health care train wreck?

What does one of Canada's greatest serial entrepreneurs do after having recently sold another digital startup for hundreds of millions of dollars?  If you are Mike Serbinis  you look for an even bigger

Published on: March 12th, 2015 Jim Love

Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startup awards

Last month Toronto-based HandyMetrics Corp. won York Region’s Techconnex 2014 award for "Most Promising Start-up." In so doing Michael Tsang gained local recognition as heading one of the most enterprising technology companies in the

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

How hospitals use business intelligence to care for their patients

For John Backhouse, improving how hospitals care for their patients isn’t just a matter of providing better medical care - it’s also about a better use of data. As the executive director of

Published on: June 15th, 2014 Candice So

Mobility central to future of healthcare: panelists

On Jan. 29 at the Toronto Mobile Healthcare Summit, John Mattison and Edward Brown introduced attendees to the idea that we are living through a revolution in the way we take care of

Published on: February 7th, 2014 Tony Drake

Prototype device gives consumers insight into heart health

When Dr. Wadea Tarhuni, the president and CEO of Windsor Cardiac Centre, was recently working with a patient dealing with heart health problems at his clinic, he sent him home with what looked

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SAP taps Vancouver startup as predictive analytics partner

Vancouver startup PHEMI Health Systems has partnered with SAP AG to do analysis on the healthcare data it collects with its software product, according to a report on our sister site IT World

Published on: December 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

11 amazing images show ‘The Human Face of Big Data’

   

Published on: August 2nd, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Rogue online pharmacies mainly supported by two main domain name registrars

Research done by LegitScript, a company that maintains a database with legitimate online pharmacies, suggests that two domain name registrars are responsible for more than half of all rogue pharmacy sites in the

Published on: March 12th, 2012 Loek Essers

How community clouds can help your business

When Mathew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Brandon Butler

BlackBerrys help cardiologists care for heart attack victims

Modern medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. For years, we've come to associate a hospital not only with the patients it houses and medical professionals who work there, but also the machines and gadgets

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Al Sacco

Health care taps analytics to support aging population

Call it the great northern seniors migration. Those aren't the words of Chris Sambol, but they epitomize a trend he describes: the composition of Sault Sainte Marie, Ont.'s population is quickly changing as

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Medical centre CIO uses strong dose of guilt to ensure vendor due diligence

A CIO might receive an MBA to master the finer points of IT management, but one tactic not learned in business school, inflicting guilt on vendor reps to make sure their technology functions

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Hacker demands $10 million to “release” millions of stolen health records

Days after a hacker claimed to have broken into a database and encrypted millions of prescription records at the Virginia Department of Health Professions, it remains unclear what happened.Whistleblower Web site Wikileaks.org last

Published on: May 11th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan