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

The overlap between electronic health records and big data

By Drew Settles, Technology Advice You cannot manage what you cannot measure. And if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. These management adages are particularly resonant when it come to electronic

Published on: May 27th, 2014 TechnologyAdvice

Cavoukian orders Cancer Care Ontario to implement EMR

 by Nestor E. Arellano  What would it take to push forward a sluggish electronic patient records initiative? An embarrassing medical records fiasco of gargantuan proportion and one irate privacy commissioner perhaps? In the case

Published on: October 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Full electronic medical records still 20 years away

Don't hold your breath over Canadian doctors fully adopting an electronic medical record (EMR) system any time soon.Health information and technology experts say it will likely take another 20 years or more before

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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

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

Telus plans to bring “patient centred” e-health system to Canada

The launch of Telus Health Space, within a year, will enable Canadians to build their own health records, gain visibility into the contents of their file, and control what information they share with

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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

Computerized systems help doctors make better decisions on drugs and dosages

As a geriatrician, Paula Rochon's job was to improve the health of the elderly patients and residents at the Baycrest Institute in Toronto. As the former senior scientist of that institute, she's helped

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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