Health care taps analytics to support aging population

Call it the great northern seniors migration. Those aren't the words of Chris Sambol, but they epitomize a trend he describes: the composition of Sault Sainte Marie, Ont.'s population is quickly changing as

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Medical centre CIO uses strong dose of guilt to ensure vendor due diligence

A CIO might receive an MBA to master the finer points of IT management, but one tactic not learned in business school, inflicting guilt on vendor reps to make sure their technology functions

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Hacker demands $10 million to “release” millions of stolen health records

Days after a hacker claimed to have broken into a database and encrypted millions of prescription records at the Virginia Department of Health Professions, it remains unclear what happened.Whistleblower Web site last

Published on: May 11th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Hospital fires 15 employees for accessing octuplet mom’s records

A Kaiser Permanente hospital located in a Los Angeles suburb has fired 15 employees and reprimanded eight others for improperly accessing the personal medical records of Nadya Suleman, the California woman who gave

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

How to make

jkjkjkkjRemember, there can often be more than one right answer to a problem. The option you choose can say a lot about the values of your company, and your leadership. Making these "right

Published on: July 24th, 2008 John Baldoni and David Rosenbaum

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

Benefits of electronic health records will soon kill privacy

In five years, the privacy debate over personal health records will be over, and you and I will be storing our medical records at a central location. Why? Because the benefits of better

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Jay Cline

Smart systems help you manage your health online

The government agency behind linking all health care providers in Ontario through a dedicated network plans to recruit hesitant physicians, consolidate information, and allow citizens access to their records from home in the

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

The threat of SARS 2.0 means governments need to start preparing now

One way to curb disease is through the rapid dissemination of data, taking into account everything from human travel to bird migration to weather. Through communication systems, data mining, modelling and analytics, we

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Physician prescribes EMR for practice

A family physician in Toronto has rolled out electronic medical records to reduce errors, track chronic illnesses and ultimately improve patient care.Dr. Michelle Greiver has been practicing medicine for 20 years, and sees

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Canadian telehealth project aims to build capacity in Middle East

With the help of $1 million in seed funding from Canadian benefactor Peter A. Silverman, the three-year agreement signed last October is meant to share medical knowledge and research through distance learning that

Published on: June 24th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Nova Scotia close to completion of its move to medical digital imaging

Nova Scotia is on the last leg of a marathon data management project which will see the province fully switch over to digital imaging.Nova Scotia is on the last leg of a marathon

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Neil Sutton

IT’s dirty little secret: Their jobs are the easy ones

TIG recently gathered three health care IT executives to discuss some of the most challenging issues facing their sector today. Case management has emerged as one of those. This is what Tim Beasley,

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Martin Slofstra