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MaRS Health and ventureLAB partnership aims to connect startups with Ontario hospitals

Two Ontario-based venture organizations have recently forged an alliance to help bring high-tech innovations to health care networks faster. MaRS Health and ventureLAB are building a pilot network of Ontario health care organizations

Published on: November 16th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Ontario healthcare provider signs $300-million “smart hospital” deal with Philips

The Internet of Things stands to revolutionize many industries including healthcare where the quick exchange of information between patients, staff, and devices could lead to improved quality and efficiency - and even save

Published on: November 11th, 2015 David Hamilton

Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls

The health care system is about to undergo a major revolution, from one that is test-and-treat based to one that is more preventative and constantly monitoring conditions in real time. This transition is

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Jared Lindzon

How wearables will improve health care

When it comes to health and wearable technologies, most people are only familiar with fitness tracking armbands, but counting steps is just the tip of a fast-approaching iceberg. In the not-so-distant future, wearable

Published on: September 16th, 2015 Jared Lindzon

The power of wearables and data to save lives

2002 was the worst year of Eric Dolan’s life. The then-ten year old contracted a flesh eating disease in his leg, and his mother, who suffered from epilepsy, had open-back surgery, further complicating

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Jared Lindzon

Healthcare the largest opportunity in wearables market

Wearable technology will be a $24.2-billion market in 2015, but three-quarters of that will be already-mature technologies such as electronic wristwatches, blood glucose test strips, fitness trackers, etc., predicts IDTechEx Research. Medical and

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Dave Webb

Apple announces watchOS 2 and native apps for Apple Watch

Apple Inc. announced that developers will be able to create apps that are native to Apple Watch, not dependent on a paired iPhone to function, at its WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. Kevin

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

New digital tool to help Ontarians measure their risk for cancer

Cancer Care Ontario and the provincial government want to educate people on how they can lower their risk of getting cancer - and they're turning to digital tools to accomplish that. On Tuesday,

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Candice So

Kabuk helping doctors, lawyers, and dentists with drumming up new clients

Four years ago, Asha Soares’ grandmother fell ill, starting a wave of visits, appointments, and consultations with doctors and specialists. It was a difficult and worrying time, not least because her family was

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Candice So

Credit cards, healthcare data on hackers’ hit list for 2015: Experian

It seems like there were headlines highlighting yet another data breach almost every week in 2014. Bad news for sure, and what’s worse is that we haven’t heard the last of them yet.

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Candice So

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

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

Gamifying healthcare for patients

Whatever you think you know about mobile health apps - how they’re helping patients stick to their pill schedule, or how they’re encouraging them to eat better or do more exercise - well,

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Doctor prescribes mobile apps to patients

An app that monitors your heartbeat, another app that gauges your mood, and an app that monitors your calorie intake, warning you to skip that piece of chocolate cake - none of these

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Startups taking on mobile apps in healthcare

An app for patients sticking to their pill schedules, an app for accessing electronic medical records, and a dashboard for doctors looking to collect clinical data – those are just some of the

Published on: January 20th, 2014 Candice So