Medical Archives - Page 6

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

A different kind of ‘mobility’ – Ottawa doctor uses BlackBerrys for rehab

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he walks - or at least you can if you're Dr. Edward Lemaire, research associate at the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre. In his

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

FundRazr kicks off ‘crowdfunding as a service’

FundRazr, one of the largest crowdfunding sites in Canada, has started up a partnership designed to help people embark on crowdfunding campaigns and raise money for their medical bills. This week, FundRazr announced

Published on: December 18th, 2013 Candice So

Vancouver firm builds ‘Grandma’s tablet’ – hardware with service

It’s a familiar, often-played stereotype. If you’ve ever seen your aging parents or grandparents struggle with using a mobile phone, taking a photo, or sending an email, it’s easy to chalk that up

Published on: June 24th, 2013 Candice So

Real-world 3D printing isn’t about guns and goodies

Some exotic uses of 3D printers have been in the news lately, from printing goodies with chocolate to turning out guns. Intriguing as those examples are, the reality is that 3D printing has

Published on: June 21st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Online privacy attacks up by 42%, SMBs targeted

Watching your back online for cyber-criminals tracking your movements might be a smart move, as targeted attacks on online privacy shot up by 42 per cent this year, according to a new study

Published on: May 30th, 2013 Candice So

Feds launch tech accelerators for Canadian start-ups in Boston, New York City

The Canadian federal government was busy this week, launching technology-focused accelerator programs for Canadian start-ups in both New York City and Boston. The Canadian Technology Accelerator program (CTA) in Boston will focus on

Published on: March 12th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Waterloo incubator announces second cohort of tech startups

The Hyperdrive program, the $30-million incubator launched by Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech, announced its second cohort today with 11 technology start-ups participating. The incubator is welcoming its second cohort less than one year after

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

3 IBM patents that lead to cyborg future

IBM Corp. registered the most U.S. patents than any other corporation in 2012, including at least three that could be used to create a futuristic cyborg. Well, it's possible. Out of the 6,478

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Spark Centre kindles two e-health startups

Toronto residents are often accused of being too self-centred by those who live outside the city, and it’s no exception when it comes to startup activity.It’s easy to get sucked into the large

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson