The Making it in Canada panel. From left, moderator Ashley Challinor, Toronto councillor, Geoff Evans, president of Eurofins Alphora, Fariba Anderson, CEO of AcuteNet, Natalie Dakers, CEO of Accel-Rx, Edward Shim, Managing Director, Studio 1 Labs, and Lori Cassleman, CHO of League. Photo by Alex Coop.

Published: April 13th, 2018


OntarioMD partners up with Ontario Telemedicine Network

Connecting Ontario physicians to provincial resources is a struggle, says the CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), which is why OTN is partnering up with OntarioMD. “One of the challenges we have

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Seniors most likely to benefit from digital health technologies, but least likely to adopt it

With the number of seniors officially surpassing the number of children in Canada according to the 2016 census, the healthcare industry is bracing itself for what’s being dubbed as the “silver tsunami.” And

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

Mobile technology leads to collaboration between doctors and patients

One Mobile Healthcare Summit participant who has embraced the transformation taking place in the world of health care is Dr. Kendall Ho, the director of the eHealth strategy office for the UBC faculty

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Tony Drake

York Region’s BrainFx:Set to assist patients and further neuroscience

Recently, hundreds of biomedical and rehabilitation leaders got to see and hear about a new Web and tablet-based clinical assessment tool for measuring the functional effects of brain injury. At the June 20

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Jonathon Shore

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

Connecting health practitioners with patients online

The Web and mobile app stores are saturated with solutions that make buying plane tickets or booking sports facilities easy and convenient. When it comes to something as time sensitive and painful as

Published on: January 10th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Cost, data ownership, reliability issues plague Canada’s EMR program

The recent disappearance of records of more than 12,000 cancer patients in Ontario has raised the urgency of accelerating the country's electronic medical records (EMR) program, but some doctors says the current government-approved

Published on: July 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

IBM’s Watson lands health care job after Jeopardy! victory

IBM's Watson has parleyed its overwhelming victory in this week's "Jeopardy!" challenge into a job developing smart applications for the health care industry. IBM said it will team Watson's Deep Question Answering, Natural

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Michael Cooney

Challenge offers students BlackBerry to solve healthcare woes

Do you have an idea for solving an existing problem related to the universal access of disease diagnosis, medical treatment or overall healthcare management? If you do, then people at Agfa HealthCare Canada

Published on: October 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Visualization tools help business analysts ‘show’ developers what they want

When Jan Scheetz was asked for a wish list of what she wanted in an electronic physician-order system for patient rehab regimens, she wasn't shy about her requirements. According to Scheetz, the ideal

Published on: June 30th, 2010 Esther Shein

North American health facilities ‘win big’ by offshoring medical transcription

As the number of Canadian and U.S. health facilities adopting electronic health records , the need for medical transcription services has intensified.An allied health profession, medical transcription deals with the process converting voice-recorded

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Some smart ways tech will transform your healthcare in 2010

Thanks to a combination of factors, 2010 could be the year telehealth technology finally allows doctors to monitor their patients' health wirelessly in real time -- no matter where the patient is. Of

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Lucas Mearian and Brian Jackson

Smartphones used to fight spread of malaria

When a malaria research project in Uganda was expanded into a full-fledged malaria case-tracking effort across the country in 2006, health officials saw the move as a great opportunity to save lives. After

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss