Hashtag Trending – Increased tech use could lead to ADHD in teens, IBM sues Groupon, human-machine mind control may be a reality

Teens who use a lot of tech may be at an increased risk of developing ADHD, IBM is suing Groupon for patent infringement, and controlling machines with human minds like Pacific Rim may

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How PetalMD is helping healthcare professionals save time while they save lives

Healthcare professionals don’t have a lot of time on their hands: If they’re not saving lives, they’re scheduling patient appointments, securing patient information, and trying to stay up to date on the latest

Published on: July 13th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Ontario paramedics pioneering Canadian drone industry

After getting a call about a snowmobiler falling through the ice in Eastern Ontario's Renfrew County this winter, emergency responders had to try and pinpoint where exactly the victim fell through and determine

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Self-described cyborg ‘hears colour’ with antenna implant

Neil Harbisson started his life grappling with a challenge that he wasn't even aware that he had at first - he couldn't see colour. Before the age of 11, he'd remember the colours

Published on: May 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Secrets of CMO-CIO collaboration from Baxter International [Hangouts on Air]

Late last year we at IT World Canada decided to host a couple of roundtable sessions about CIO-CMO collaboration. The talks involved people from both lines of business, and from some very major

Published on: March 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wellx jumps regulatory, culture hurdles on way to improving health communications

After months of waiting for your dermatologist appointment, you finally get a reminder call. Unable to reach you, the receptionist leaves a voicemail with all the details you need. Have you ever accidentally

Published on: February 14th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology Venture Challenge 2012 winners pitch for gold

Five teams of MBA Students and healthcare and biotechnology innovators will  pitch their business commercialization plans live on stage to a panel of experts for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes

Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Jonathon Shore

Toronto firm does big data chemistry in the cloud

If you’re a medical researcher looking for antibodies, sometimes Googling isn’t enough. Or rather, it’s too much.  In 2009, 1DegreeBio was started by a group of medical and technology-savvy entrepreneurs to become what they now say is

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Bloom

Telus launches e-health system that talks to medical devices

Telus Corp. has launched a Web-based electronic health records management service accessible by customers and members of 12 partner groups, the Calgary-based firm announced Monday.Canadians given access to the Health Space system will

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Smartphones used to fight spread of malaria

When a malaria research project in Uganda was expanded into a full-fledged malaria case-tracking effort across the country in 2006, health officials saw the move as a great opportunity to save lives. After

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Medical students post confidential patient data on social sites

Future doctors are too frequently putting inappropriate postings and sometimes confidential patient information on social sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and David Ramel

Video game challenges players to solve medical mysteries

If you've ever thought playing video games was a waste of time, you probably never considered that those button-mashing skills could help cure the HIV virus or Alzheimer's disease.Enter Foldit, the game developed

Published on: May 13th, 2008 Brian Jackson