How COVID-19 accelerated a hospital’s telemedicine plans

Many organizations have digital transformation plans. For those that were ready, the COVID-19 crisis enabled them to accelerate those plans. A good example is North Carolina’s WakeMed Health and Hospitals, a four-campus not-for-profit institution

Published on: June 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Maple launches free online screening and consultation solution in response to COVID-19

While health officials do their best to provide answers to the public about COVID-19, virtual healthcare solutions provider Maple is doing what it can to quell those concerns by launching a free online

Published on: March 16th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Ontario’s healthcare shakeup attracting cyberattacks, says security expert

The Ontario government has described its new model for healthcare as the biggest health system reform in 50 years, but according to a security expert, it’s leading to a spike in cyberattacks. The

Published on: December 30th, 2019 Alex Coop

Ontario medical laboratory adopts Verified.Me network

SecureKey Technologies announced Dec. 12 that medical laboratory services company Dynacare has become a part of its blockchain-based digital identity network, Verified.Me.  SecureKey, a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access

Published on: December 16th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Information sharing a ‘big concern’ across the country, says PetalMD

Canada performs better on a wide range of health indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and obesity rates, and spends less per capita on health care than the U.S., according to the

Published on: August 8th, 2019

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