PocketPills providing free healthcare advice to remote communities in Canada

In a country as vast as Canada - with many remote communities in the less populated areas - access to healthcare is a major issue for many regions. Harj Samra, who graduated as

Published on: May 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

IBM and Boehringer Ingelheim partner on blockchain for clinical trials

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (BI) and IBM Canada are partnering to make clinical trials safer and more efficient through the use of blockchain. In a Canadian first, blockchain technology will be used in

Published on: March 22nd, 2019 Lynn Greiner

Healthcare app from Telus and Babylon brings the doctor to your smartphone

In Vancouver yesterday, Telus Health (the healthcare division of national telco Telus) and British digital healthcare provider Babylon Health announced the launch of Babylon by Telus Health, an virtual healthcare app that will

Published on: March 6th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canadian startup Carrot Rewards wins Edge of Government Award

Toronto-based Carrot Rewards has been announced as the global winner of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 2019 Edge of Government Award, for its AI-driven wellness app that uses a reward

Published on: February 11th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canada Suicide Prevention Service ceases text and chat help; seeks more funding

Canada's only nationwide text message and chat helpline for suicide prevention has been forced to suspend its service because it's run out of money. After more than six months of operation, in which

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

How 3D printing is changing the sports clothing industry – Tech in Sports Ep. 49

All your latest sports tech news of the past week, including video replay at the World Cup, the Dallas Cowboys' new sports therapy facility, a study on how social media divides sports fans,

Published on: June 25th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – UK hospitals adopt AI, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Europe, Tesla Model 3 fails initial review

U.K. hospitals are planning to use artificial intelligence for some routine healthcare tasks, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of European Parliament, and Tesla’s new Model 3 fails reviews. First up from Reddit is

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon gets into healthcare, Huawei releasing P20, Google’s Duplex is unethical

Amazon is hoping to get into healthcare with Alexa, Huawei is releasing a new smartphone in Canada this week, and one expert thinks Google’s Duplex is deceptive and unethical. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Voice technology helps Canadians compare clinical and cost-effectiveness of their medication

Alexa has become an expert on prescription drugs. Reformulary Group, a healthcare technology group, launched a first of its kind Alexa voice skill called DrugFinder, allowing Canadians to research their prescriptions and save

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Thinking global, innovation keys to growing healthcare companies in Canada, CEOs explain at summit

Innovation and a focus on front-line workers are common themes among several Canadian healthcare companies. “The health industry is cash strapped,” said Fariba Anderson, CEO of AcuteNet during the Impact Health 2018 Summit

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Everything SAS announced at Global Forum 2018

DENVER - SAS Institute's Global Forum 2018 is coming to a close, and between a new fraud division, artificial intelligence and machine learning updates, and a focus on the Internet of Things, we're putting

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Alex Radu

How to stay healthy like a pro athlete – Tech in Sports Ep. 38

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest tech news from the last week, including MyFitnessPal's data breach, MLB's first game exclusively on Facebook, AI at the 82nd Masters, and more! Plus,

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Is there too much tech in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 34

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including the Sacramento Kings’ high-tech All Star game bid, robotic concession stand assistants, a new study that

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

HP unveils devices specifically for healthcare

HP Inc. is targeting the healthcare industry with new versions of its devices specifically designed for it. Dubbed the HP Healthcare Edition portfolio, healthcare professionals will be able to pick up new editions

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Radu