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

A challenge to health IT professionals – patient privacy is in your hands

 Earlier this year, a health care professional did something seemingly well-intentioned: she placed a USB key into her purse as she left the office, planning to do some further work at home.  As

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Ontario privacy commissioner seeks solution to ‘abandoned patient records’ problem

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner is putting pressure on businesses and doctors to practice better information and records management and stem the leaking of personally identifiable information. In a report released yesterday Ann Cavoukian calls

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Ontario privacy commissioner admonishes Facebook

Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has harsh words for those not making privacy a priority -- namely Facebook and public organizations in Ontario that neglected to encrypt sensitive data.Facebook failed to

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

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

Healthy dose of analytics improves patient care at Toronto hospital

Use of business intelligence (BI) and performance management tools has enabled one of Canada's largest community hospitals to boost productivity and enhance the quality and speed of patient care.Some years ago, Trillium Health

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

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