Canadians want online tools to access healthcare records

Most Canadians seek a greater role in managing their own healthcare and want online tools to help them do that, according to a recent study by The Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions.The Centre's

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

New portal connects 3 million Canadian caregivers

If you live anywhere in Canada and are caring for a loved one who is suffering from a long term illness, chances are you would have heard of VON - more formally called

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Cash crunch, cultural resistance “curbing” e-health progress

A couple of major obstacles are impeding widespread adoption of e-health programs in North America, experts say.The first barrier is money, according to Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Wal-Mart to bring electronic health records into small medical offices

Wal-Mart's IT group has been known for a lot of things over the years: supply chain excellence and arrogance, bullying its suppliers, leading-edge technology adoption, mistrust of ERP and off-the-shelf retail BI applications,

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Experts disagree on budget’s ability to stimulate tech innovation, job growth in Canada

See related story: Federal budget falls short of tech industry hopesSignificant funds allocated to Canada's science and technology infrastructure in the 2009 budget could stimulate future job growth and innovation in the high-tech

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

SaaS-tainable healthcare – Cutting down on admin to focus on care

It's called long-term care – but the focus should be on the care, suggested Diane Tennant, an administrator at Marianhill Inc. based in Pembroke, Ont. PointClickCare uses a SaaS model to assist long

Published on: July 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontario budget seeks to address IT skills shortage

Ontario's budget, unveiled Tuesday, parcels new spending to the IT industry in the form of provisions for e-health, and spending on skills training.While welcoming these initiatives, IT industry insiders say they aren't enough

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Many Ontario physicians still allergic to electronic records

E-health in Ontario has certainly made great strides from where it was just a few years ago.But industry experts are not ready to celebrate yet.They note that despite undeniable advances, resistance to digitized

Published on: March 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian hospitals cure integration malady with CRM tool

The push to upgrade electronic health systems has been a boon for hospitals and patients but implementation is not always seamless. Developing interfaces to disparate systems and new applications take time and money

Published on: August 10th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

CIOs prescribe change for e-health providers

The recently released national survey of hospitals, primary and continuing care indicates that e-health initiatives across the country have moved from the technology acquisition stage to the implementation phase“What we found this year

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

B.C. looks to IT to reduce unnecessary medical errors

MALAGA, SPAIN - Some 10 per cent of hospital admissions cause harm to the patient - and in most cases could have been avoided.In the U.S. alone, 44,000-98,000 deaths every year can be

Published on: May 10th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Cavoukian provides check-up on PHIPA ‘lockbox’

TORONTO – Ontario’s health-care providers shouldn’t let the “dreaded lockbox principle” contained in a recently-passed law force them into an IT overhaul, the provincial Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.Speaking at a one-day

Published on: November 3rd, 2005 Shane Schick