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E-Newsletter Archives

February 20, 2014 - Volume 11, Number 4
 Six GTA hospitals collaborate, showcase advances
 CHU Sainte-Justine to host Hackathon
 CAR slams report, supports use of mammograms
 Hitachi Aloka announces Cdn distributor
 Infoway contest for public health organizations
 Kallo wins $200 million contract in West Africa
 New solutions to be found at Ontario HIMSS booth
 Montfort Hospital migrates to Meditech 6.0
 Mayo & entrepreneurs launch analytics company
 New CEO now on the job at Sick Kids

February 6, 2014 - Volume 11, Number 3
 Privacy commissioner investigates big breach
 Another health records breach reported in Alberta
 Former privacy boss calls for tougher rules
 Vendor credentialing system introduced
 Cancer Care Ontario develops mobile apps
 Philips announces new healthcare unit
 Platform announced for the Intelligent Hospital
 CAE Healthcare unveils maternal fetal simulator
 Health Catalyst raises $41 million for product dev’t
 Canadian startup joins US healthcare incubator

January 23, 2014 - Volume 11, Number 2
 Cerner system extended to ambulatory clinics
 HEALTHe NL adds viewer, expands access
 New chair at Health Tech Advisory Committee
 Misdirected faxes still a problem in Saskatchewan
 CAMRT announces its 2014 executive committee
 Saint Elizabeth acquires Tyze Personal Networks
 Hospital opens ORs with integrated tech
 DI review under way in Northern Ontario
 WRHA unable to make progress on ER waits
 Vocera acquires mVisum to address alarm fatigue

January 9, 2014 - Volume 11, Number 1
 Urgent: improve communication among doctors!
 BC’s Innovation Boulevard partners with Israelis
 New president named for BC Children’s Hospital
 OHA names Anthony Dale as new president & CEO
 eHealth Ontario to pay performance bonuses
 Alberta team produces ‘best evidence’ app
 New telestroke service to improve access to care
 IH celebrates 10th anniversary of telehealth

December 19, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 24
 Ontario to launch peer review for radiologists
 QHR to sell enterprise division to Logibec
 Avnet announces analytics platform for healthcare
 Re-engineering surgical patient flow saves lives
 Jewish General steps up its paperless drive
 Southlake offers toolkit to assist hearing impaired
 CAE sells 44 patient simulators to US navy
 VIHA promotes Dr. Jatinder Baidwan to executive VP
 Northwest Health Alliance welcomes new CIO
 Nova Scotia health authorities implement Kronos

December 5, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 23
 New system benefits mental health patients
 UOIT-led Artemis Project wins Ingenious Award
 PEI’s biggest hospital goes live with CPOE
 Hospital launches molecular pathology centre
 New book shows the way to quality, safety
 New CT scanner offers quick, blur-free images
 New lifecycle guide for imaging equipment
 Problematic medical alarms a top danger
 Hamilton, London issue RFQ for managed services
 Philips unveils imaging innovations at RSNA

November 21, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 22
 TELUS offers mobile enhancement to home health
 BC orders review of Fraser Health Authority
 Health Canada approves universal DI viewer
 Slaight gift creates innovative brain centre
 Ryerson U, St. Mike’s to launch R&D centre
 Jewish General appoints new executive director
 Testing of robotic system for breast cancer to begin
 Infoway wins prestigious international award
 Hospital implements ‘integrated’ self check-in
 Copper coating used to reduce spread of bacteria
 MediSuite used as common platform in Que. centres
 COACH releases eHealth safety guidelines
 D/T company named business of the year
 CHEO goes live with new EHR

November 7, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 21
 $50 million gift enables hospitals to advance care
 Hamilton Health Sciences appoints new CEO
 Doctors say quality of care rises with EMRs
 Cisco backs healthcare innovation at U of A
 UHN attracted $302 million for research
 Thousands of health records lost at Toronto clinic
 Infoway and ITAC launch certification review
 Partners chooses InterSystems for interoperability
 Orion Health Canada expands consulting team
 Beacon names regional director for Canada
 GE-Intel offers ‘cloud-based’ homecare system
 Toronto company develops patient safety armband

October 17, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 20
 Edmonton region set to commission new super-lab
 Saint Eliz partners with Toronto Rehab on R&D
 Crowdfunding success for cancer innovation
 Data of 18,000 people stolen in Peel Region
 HSC opens intraoperative MRI suites
 Nurse’s snooping case returns to court this month
 New data validates Cognigram as assessment tool
 Dr. Arthur Porter lodges complaint to UN from jail
 BC authorities phasing out paper delivery to docs
 Baycrest and HealthCare 365 join forces

October 3, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 19
 Southlake to deploy NexJ Connected Wellness
 CML launches automated microbiology systems
 Sask reports on more records in the dumpster
 Reinecke to lead Ergotron in healthcare
 Waterloo’s Communitech to join Google network
 Google starts Calico to focus on diseases, aging
 Motorola to expand operations in Waterloo
 $17 million invested in Nova Scotia tech company
 Kleenex launches cold and flu prediction site
 Progress in laparoscopic liver transplants
 B Sharp supports InterRAI CHA assessment

September 19, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 18
 Accuracy of radiologist’s work is under review
 Joseph Brant Hospital chooses Carestream PACS
 Heidi Brown joins the team at Perceptive Software
 N.S. home care leader deploys system from CellTrak
 Cogniciti launches new brain health website
 Registration transfers to eHealth Saskatchewan
 GE takes MRI noise from rock concert to whisper
 Caradigm launches health management module
 SickKids opens gleaming, 21-storey R&D tower
 BDC Venture Capital allocates millions to healthcare
 Windsor hospitals expand eScheduling system
 Titan Medical prototype for new surgical robot

September 5, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 17
 Palliative centres use OTN to connect with experts
 Vancouver Island celebrates 10,000 teleconsults
 Sunnybrook and CML put lab results on-line
 Southlake spurs commercialization of health tech
 Gauze left in chest of mastectomy patient
 Med errors led to 10 hospital deaths in Ontario
 MHI launches MRI centre for cardiology
 Employee engagement strategy for uncertain times
 $1 million gift for brain research at Baycrest
 NexJ wins grant to develop US health info exchange
 CIHR offers e-Health innovation grants

August 15, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 16
 Nova Scotia woman given unnecessary mastectomy
 CIMTEC’s innovation to reach developing world
 Canadian honoured for contributions to healthcare
 Quality module deployed in Champlain LHIN
 Waterloo company wins award for imaging
 First Nations private hospital to begin construction
 Centric Health establishes centres of excellence
 HealthShare certified for interoperability
 Patients come second: A strategy for our times
 Annual award established to honour Kevin Leonard
 VIHA names new President and CEO

August 1, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 15
 Sudbury connects laboratory results to OLIS
 iMDsoft for ICUs chosen by Sunnybrook
 BC implements first province-wide cardiac system
 New CT scanners, upgraded MRI for Nova Scotia
 3D cataract surgery performed at Trillium Health
 NIH to invest $96 million in big data
 Alberta launches ‘best practices’ program
 NWHA hospitals add nurse charting to EHR
 Elekta to create research centre in Sudbury

July 18, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 14
 Peterborough announces major investment in IT
 Healthtech announces three appointments
 Trillium selects Agfa's digital X-ray suite
 Eastern Health to install PET/CT scanner
 Biomedical lab in Halifax saved from the axe
 England issues new strategy for EHRs
 VGH team wins award for infection reduction
 Nuon brings new Korean DR technology to Canada
 ICES Western launches in London
 Importance of patient-reported quality indicators
 Patient rights advocate passes away at 55
 Ottawa Hospital implements UpToDate Anywhere

July 4, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 13
 Infoway issues strategic plan, focuses on patients
 eHealth Ontario to refine EMR communication
 Mackenzie Health receives safety award
 First PET/CT scanner in Saskatchewan
 Nuon Imaging offers new wireless digital detector
 Mitel and Vidyo partner on telepresence
 Montreal researchers contribute to BigBrain
 Canadians win top prize for brain research
 Many preventable errors occur in households
 Computerized solution for electrophysiology

June 20, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 12
 Saskatchewan lab loses patient forms
 Healthtech appoints new AVPs, directors
 Cancer Care Manitoba enhances drug safety
 GE to invest $2 billion in health software
 Departure from eHealth Ontario announced
 BlackBerry zeros in on healthcare market
 Women’s College unveils advanced facility
 Download: Interoperability for Dummies
 Ottawa Heart goes live with Med Access EMR
 Ontario companies promoted at RSNA
 Infoway announces new competition for health IT
 NW Ontario LHIN has connected all hospitals
 Baycrest exec to commercialize its innovations

June 6, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 11
 COACH publishes report on HI education in Canada
 Hidden camera spots elder abuse in nursing home
 Ottawa invests $1.6 million in eHealth projects
 Orion Health builds its Canadian team
 Orion signs license agreement with Novari
 Partnership to create disease management platform
 Should you jump onto the social media bandwagon?
 Ontario addresses sharing of electronic records
 Meditech 6.0 customers stay the course
 MyChart and MedicAlert form partnership
 Brent Lang takes charge as CEO at Vocera
 Constellation acquires QuadraMed Corporation
 Barco and Ventana to offer digital pathology platform
 Niagara Health System opts for HP Networking

May 16, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 10
 Ontario to change breast cancer screening
 Extenway signs first contract in Ontario
 Canadian Pharmacists Assoc. partners with Pepid
 Former clerks charged over data breaches
 Technology supports heart patients at home
 Healthtech offers new services across Canada
 Frankie Valli helps Humber River raise funds
 MediaMed hires Dan Chiasson, opens Toronto office
 New communication system at Heart Institute
 Brockville announces new president and CEO
 Dr. Ed Brown appointed president of ATA
 X-ray suites upgraded in northern Manitoba
 Saskatchewan boosts funding for surgeries
 CHIMA announces its 2013-2014 board of directors
 Infosys surveys the Canadian health IT landscape
 Manitoba to install digital pathology system

May 2, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 9
 Quebec will soon pay for private ultrasounds
 Crowd-funding to help lung transplant patients
 Academics & students honoured for eHealth use
 Acclaim Health’s RNs use point-of-care technology
 Omnyx digital pathology approved by Health Canada
 65 nations have downloaded Alberta app
 Rapid rise of EMRs results in efficiencies
 Kronos offers workforce analytics on tablets
 eHealth Ontario building its drug information system

April 18, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 8
 ER wait apps called imperfect tools
 Study reports surge in telehealth delivery
 CBC claims provinces blocked hospital survey
 State-of-the-art trauma OR opens at Foothills
 Procura joins forces with Tyze Personal Networks
 App improves patient experience in palliative care
 Texas to use InterSystems for health data exchange
 proHEALTH startup claims new ideas for home care
 Claron Technology appoints new vice president
 Site raises funds for health in developing world
 Cardiac PACS sought by Cambridge Memorial
 BC to test medication distribution systems
 University to upgrade simulation lab

April 4, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 7
 Nfld awards digital pathology contract to Quorum
 Feds partner with Elsevier on C-CHANGE
 Quinte chooses Amcom for critical test reporting
 Three hospitals choose Extenway bedside terminals
 $227 million for new hospital in Corner Brook
 Zynx announces system to improve patient hand-offs
 Renewed funding for chair in spinal mechanics
 Rethinking eHealth: Covvey still wants your input!
 Too much access to data, NWT privacy chief says
 Class action launched against Montfort Hospital
 Healthtech Consultants announces new staff
 NYGH is seeking a ‘state-of-the-art’ CT scanner
 BC hiring radiology quality project advisor

March 21, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 6
 BC docs to use UpToDate in family practice portal
 BDM acquires pharmacy IT solution from GE
 Mount Sinai Hospital wins award from Elsevier
 Manitoba launches adult abuse registry
 Regina lax in protecting privacy: Commissioner
 Newfoundland to spend $22 million on new OR suites
 High rate of adverse events for paediatric patients
 Google fined for breach of health records privacy
 Ontario commits $100 million to brain research
 Leading Canadian health researchers honoured
 Re-thinking eHealth: Covvey is seeking your input!
 Cerner acquires Labotix Automation
 CKHA enhances back office efficiencies
 Holland Bloorview shopping for new HR system
 NB to implement new incident reporting system
 AHS searches for clinical-skills learning solution

March 7, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 5
 Sunnybrook adds app’t scheduling to MyChart
 Ottawa awards $22 million for isotope production
 Novari, QHR Technologies launch alliance
 Bootcamp offers sessions on eHealth, mobile health
 Online training for health info management
 Quebec police trace money trail to MUHC execs
 Physician-in-chief resigns at Mount Sinai
 New cancer centre announced for Calgary
 RamSoft launches cloud offering for clinics
 Telus Health to acquire MD Practice Software
 Community health network chooses InterSystems
 Hawkesbury posts RFP for registration kiosk
 UWO to upgrade high-field MRIs

February 21, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 4
 Alberta’s auditor-general slams AHS expenses
 Infor MediSuite adopted by Quebec health centres
 KGH to install Vendorlink credentialing system
 Cornwall hospital implements Novari system
 Trillium implements CellTrak for nurses’ safety
 Southlake CEO exchanges flags with Prime Minister
 New BC Services Card replaces CareCard
 Edmundston Regional Hospital receives new MRI
 We Care Health Services and Pace Group join forces
 Procura announces new solution for hospices
 Hamilton a training centre for laparoscopic surgery
 Southeast Ontario hospitals investigate shared HIS
 UHN seeks bids for seven portable X-ray units

February 7, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 3
 Clarity Health Journal achieves Infoway certification
 NEODIN selects Karos for sharing of diagnostic images
 OTN appoints VP, Adoption and Strategic Partnerships
 New CEOs appointed to regional health authorities
 New Vice President, Finance appointed at SickKids
 LHSC designated as training centre by Intuitive Surgical
 Windsor receives $11 million to develop brain tech
 CHIMA calls for more health info management programs
 Brantford implements new mammography technology
 Canada to participate in European brain project
 Israel launches brain innovation competition
 dbMotion solution selected by Fraser Health
 Surgical centre conducts study on breast MRI
 Northwest Territories seeks CDS system

January 24, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 2
 Canadian docs increase use of EMRs, still lag others
 LifeLabs to purchase B.C. Biomedical Laboratories
 $50 million gift to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
 New radiologist-in-chief appointed at Toronto’s JDMI
 New Brunswick physicians announce EMR vendor
 Bayshore launches new tech for homecare
 US surgeons make 4,000 mistakes a year, study says
 How to prevent pediatric dosing errors?
 CAMRT names new chief executive officer
 Hôpital Montfort seeks learning management system
 Alberta developing data de-identification specs

January 10, 2013 - Volume 10, Number 1
 MUHC’s one-year deficit may hit $115 million
 Lexmark acquires Acuo Technologies
 Biosign Technologies to partner with WCHCC
 Grant Gillis heads Forums & Practices at COACH
 Leger Marketing acquires Agility Metrics
 Marketing opportunity for Canadian firms in Boston
 Canadian Cancer Society appoints new CEO
 Horizon Health seeks infection control system
 Riverside Health to implement secure wireless
 PEI issues RFI for medication management system
 eHealth Ontario to launch My Lab pilot project

December 20, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 24
 Ontario’s failed diabetes registry cost $24.4 million
 New CEO appointed at Ontario Shores
 St. Mary’s achieves lowest mortality rate in Canada
 More financial woes at Montreal’s MUHC
 BC Children’s receives $5 million from Telus
 Southlake offers new heart procedure for elderly
 Hospital estimate now $1 billion: premier
 Sensory computing is on the way, IBM says
 Healthtech announces four new appointments
 Orion Health provides mobile access on iPhones
 Joseph Brant Memorial seeks PACS supplier

December 6, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 23
 MB strengthens laws against health record snooping
 Nova Scotia to implement CPOE at Capital Health
 Halifax patients to test online access to health records
 90-year-old man trapped in his nursing home bed
 Canada to establish health IT accelerator in US
 Alberta Children’s Hospital acquires 3T MR scanner
 SickKids President & CEO announces her retirement
 FREEdom CT scanner receives Canadian approval
 Orion Health announces new recruits to eHealth team
 B Sharp welcomes Heidi Brown to the team
 Infoway announces winners of ‘momentum’ awards
 Ormed sells its Canadian healthcare operations
 Radimetrics acquired by Bayer HealthCare
 Scarborough Hospital seeks BI solution
 BC seeks mobile-device management solution
 Royal Ottawa to evaluate physician portal systems

November 15, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 22
 CHIA awards recognize health IT achievements
 Sunnybrook’s MyChart goes mobile
 Alberta aims to improve pathology procedures
 Lincor announces doubling of Canadian customers
 McKesson intends to acquire Emendo
 InterSystems wins Frost & Sullivan 2012 award
 CAE acquires ultrasound simulation company
 Sarah McLachlan performs at Osler benefit
 Physicians often misinterpret patients’ preferences
 Sunnybrook opens image-guided therapy lab
 SimWars competition comes to Ottawa
 Doc sues Quebec for EHR patent infringement

November 1, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 21
 Agfa and CHUQ launch digital pathology project
 Alberta tests a return to decentralization
 AHS under more scrutiny over high expenses
 Gartner identifies Top 10 technologies for 2013
 Surgeon uses 3D imaging to remove brain tumour
 Logibec acquires Artefact from LGS Group Consulting
 R&D spending by research hospitals flatlines
 InterSystems recognizes 3M for innovation
 Client Outlook to deploy eUnity solution in Boston
 Saint Elizabeth receives Order of Excellence
 Brain Institute becomes privacy ambassador
 NHS lost 1.8 million patient records in a year
 How to improve your hospital’s performance

October 18, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 20
 Lawson, Telus, Infoway partner on mental health app
 Toshiba announces new VP of medical systems
 Bed management software for Saskatchewan
 $2 million gift boosts home dialysis in Alberta
 Dante Morra new medical chief at Credit Valley, Trillium
 Telus acquires KinLogix, Quebec-based EMR provider
 Kaiser CEO George Halvorson announces retirement
 Construction starts on heart centre in Kelowna
 HRRH enters long-term agreement with GE Healthcare
 MediSolution offers solution for specialty health
 Mobile MRI is on the move on Vancouver Island
 Ottawa funds medical device start-ups in Ontario
 Medical product innovators to converge in Toronto

October 4, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 19
 Eastern Health bolsters privacy auditing practices
 Nurse fired in North Bay for privacy breaches
 New health cards face delay in British Columbia
 Telus Health unveils online solutions hub
 McKesson launches its 2013 grants program
 Alberta Netcare portal reaches 100 million views
 VIHA President and CEO Waldner to retire in 2013
 How to prevent leaving objects in patients
 Saskatchewan invests in imaging for Alzheimer’s
 IMRIS and Karl Storz form partnership
 PROcure drives savings through GHX solutions
 Rural hospital joins PatientOrderSets network

September 20, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 18
 Infoway to help computerize outpatient clinics
 eHealth Ontario pulls plug on diabetes project
 Patients notified of botched colonoscopies
 itHealthcare features eHealth leaders, nursing stream
 McGill puts new emphasis on nursing research
 Introducing CPS Monographs for mobile
 Agfa and Orion Health form strategic alliance
 Liepert joins Canadian Strategy Group
 United Kingdom appoints new health minister
 MUHC appoints Normand Rinfret to top post
 Alberta’s largest hospital opens its doors
 Biomed portal goes live at two hospitals

September 6, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 17
 Ottawa invests in tech innovation for Alzheimer’s
 Expanded medical school to open in New Brunswick
 CEO Chuck Shields to leave the CAMRT
 New CEO announced at St. Joseph's Health Centre
 Leica Biosystems to acquire Aperio
 Partners team up to create cloud solution
 20% of prescriptions to seniors inappropriate
 Tracking improves patient flow at Ajax-Pickering ER
 SAIC awarded contract by eHealth Saskatchewan
 Demand rises for anesthesia systems: KLAS
 InterSystems scores high in HIE study

August 16, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 16
 New Brunswick’s primary care plan includes EMRs
 Newfoundland seeks provincial telepathology system
 St. Mary’s offers ER wait time system to patients
 Siemens launches imaging contest for CT and MRI
 Sunquest to be purchased by Roper Industries
 Four million patients now using Kaiser’s PHR
 $5.8 million for broadband to First Nations
 Biosign Technologies appoints new CEO
 Strata Health develops e-referrals for English trust
 Infoway’s innovation contest fuels use of health IT
 Saskatchewan portal provides lab results

August 2, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 15

 Saskatchewan queries public about PHR
 Politicians revive memories of eHealth scandal
 SAIC to acquire maxIT Healthcare
 CImTeC appoints Bart Sullivan as CEO
 OHA partners with CareerBuilder for recruitment
 Nightingale signs deal with Six Nations
 Neural network devised to diagnose breast cancer
 Dr. Michelle Greiver wins award for best paper

July 19, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 14
 Data centre explosion leads to cancelled surgeries
 CAMRT announces new president-elect
 BORN Ontario links info to promote healthy babies
 Bernie Blais appointed CEO at Bruyère
 Ottawa Hospital to test ventilator decision system
 Ascom acquires GE Healthcare’s nurse call business
 Intel acquires heart beat recognition technology
 Cardinal Health Canada shares catalog through GHX
 Funding announced for IWK capital equipment
 Sunrise Health Region goes live with UniPrint
 Health Sciences North outsources transcription
 New director of business dev’t at Orion Health

July 5, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 13
 Seven more hospitals opt for
 Cowichan Tribes link mental-health system to VIHA
 Dr. Candace Gibson becomes CHIMA board chair
 Hamilton Niagara hospitals announce plan for labs
 Rx Canada welcomes Tony Iantorno as President
 Salumatics appoints director, clinical documentation
 McKesson Foundation announces Canadian grants
 Canadian Blood Services has new transport solution
 Qualicode and CellTrak expand strategic alliance
 CAE and Elsevier create nursing education system
 Ontario, Quebec launch life sciences program
 Government to fund isotope innovations

June 21, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 12
 COACH announces new president, board members
 Champlain Health wins e-commerce award from GHX
 Revera supports aging gracefully research at U of T
 Mobile phone used for telemonitoring in home care
 N.B. announces diabetes innovation fund
 Mental health strategy includes web sites
 Calgary hospital adds a second PET/CT scanner
 Murray Martin asked to stay longer as CEO of HHS
 Dr. Dave Williams inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame
 New health minister appointed in Saskatchewan
 Prof recognized for creating children’s health atlas
 UHN receives $25 million gift for surgery

June 7, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 11
 Nfld and Labrador announce project with Orion
 St. Mike’s opts for Amcom mobile management
 Mihealth expands offerings via Preventice
 NYGH to share order sets with other hospitals
 ParaMed has supply ordering on smartphones
 Sunnybrook ramps up R&D for imaging solutions
 Agfa opens worldwide R&D facility in Waterloo
 ITAC Health appoints new chair and directors
 Mohawk College’s MEDIC receives $800,000
 New GHX eInvoicing solution for healthcare
 MEDEC appoints Peter Robertson as chair
 System integrates display of vital signs
 PresiNET offers new systems for privacy, DI
 Canada's Strata Health announces win in UK
 New VP, Communications appointed at Infoway

May 17, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 10
 Specialized cancer-care record in Hamilton area
 N.S. strengthens patient safety reporting
 Natalie Cole helps Humber River raise new funds
 Team reaches out to public, parliamentarians
 Israel seeks Canadian ties for brain research
 Saskatchewan invests in primary care innovation
 Queen's prof develops postpartum iPhone app
 Agfa brings content management system to Canada
 New online info about minor ailments available
 Let the games begin: MedinfOlympics 2012
 Document management innovation honoured
 Salumatics announces appointment of director
 Innovative healthcare e-solutions recognized

May 3, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 9
 Records in two LHINs available on mobile devices
 Cancer imaging projects awarded $18 million
 Saskatchewan launches lab results systems
 SK makes major investment in surgical systems
 NB establishes health renewal office
 Philips makes use of Vidyo for telehealth
 Wireless DR kits available from Canon
 St. Joseph’s launches tech assessment unit
 Novel technology helps kids with cerebal palsy
 GE’s DI system achieves Infoway certification
 St. John’s Ambulance in Alberta opts for HP
 LTC research site to be built in Waterloo

April 19, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 8
 Sault to replace EHR in $3.3 million project
 Jerry Seinfeld headlines at TEGH fundraiser
 Manitoba launches pediatric pump program
 Encana donates $500,000 to pediatric lab
 B.C. First Nation plans private hospital
 PMH wants to raise $1 billion for cancer care
 Interior Heart and Surgical Centre moves ahead
 Salumatics exports its ICD-10 skills to US
 Philips appoints new healthcare CEO
 Sony to expand its mobile and medical technologies
 IBM to open major R&D centre in Canada
 PMH deploys multimedia web site
 Nova Scotia expands use of document scanning

April 5, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 7
 iPhone-based diabetes care launched by Sanofi
 OHA appoints new president and CEO
 Sunnybrook partners with ICNet on infection control
 ER notifies doctors by using Telus CareShare
 Telus to use Get Real’s InstantPHR
 eHealth Saskatchewan reviews security
 E-referral improves flow of patients to specialists
 Canadians use new method to create isotopes
 HPHA, Alexandra Marine, choose PatientKeeper
 New funding stream for facilities in Ontario
 Québec urges digitalization of mammograms
 IMPAX used to connect DI at 37 hospitals
 Ontario group installs wireless DR

March 22, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 6
 Sask. teams with GHX to transform supply chain
 Mini-CT scanner developed as a teaching tool
 Man accused of stealing X-rays pleads guilty
 British Columbians able to access lab records
 Police raid reporter’s home over health records
 High-spending hospitals provide better care: study
 CellTrak offers iOS platform support for home care
 eHealth leaders in medical schools honoured
 ECG telemetry expected to show growth: study
 New system from IBM for personalized medicine
 Meditech promotes Hoda Sayed-Friel
 HealthPRO to use global GS1 Standards
 Aurora partners with Hitachi, strengthening solution

March 8, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 5
 Lack of staff leading to infection outbreaks?
 Lean methods lead to improvements in BC
 Nova Scotia moves ahead on merged services
 New president for MD Physician Services Software
 Second round of EHR incentives announced in U.S.
 HP supports patient care at Runnymede Healthcare
 Health Canada approves Carestream X-ray cart
 Lung cancer gets new treatment with robot
 Halton Healthcare operating mobile MRI unit
 Surgeons operated on the wrong leg
 Medical error on the rise: Conference Board
 Quadramed acquires health business of NCR

February 23, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 4
 Drummond urges health technology changes
 How to reduce injury rate for sonographers
 Ottawa-area docs can access OLIS lab results
 NexJ appoints Eric Gombrich as senior VP
 SecureKey hires Kirk Fergusson as VP
 Apollo, Dell partner on image management solution
 Sunnybrook allies with CGI to deliver an EHR
 Mobile app helps users locate services in B.C.
 UHN to test disease surveillance system
 ZoomMed to develop mental health record
 London-area hospitals speed up DI reporting

February 9, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 3
 First Nations link electronic medical records
 Telus buys Wolf, moves into physician systems
 Bell donates $2 million to Brain Bank
 Dave Perry wins Premier’s Medal for Innovation
 Horizon given Canadian approval for Hitachi CT
 Salumatics appoints business dev’t officer
 Denmark to deploy InterSystems for health IT
 Southlake innovates with translation technology
 CAE appoints chief medical officer
 U of Montreal’s simulation centre is accredited
 St. Joseph’s installs whole-body PET/MRI scanner
 Joseph Brant awards credentialing contract to VCS

January 26, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 2
 Telus launches health reference portal
 Nightingale hires exec leader for Quebec
 HIPAAT provides auditing for DI registry
 OnX signs strategic partnership with Medseek
 Software partnership for Thunder Bay and CCO
 VIHA re-opens bidding on mobile MRI
 New exec director at Douglas Mental Health
 Dr. Sandra Black named to Order of Ontario
 Novari and Strata Health form alliance
 Kaiser enables mobile patient access to records
 Alberta awards PHR contract to Telus-led group

January 12, 2012 - Volume 9, Number 1
 Alberta to assess quality of DI and pathology
 Siemens awarded contract by Ottawa-area labs
 SickKids and Holland Bloorview now share images
 Trillium deploys pharmacy solution from Medirex
 Medworxx and MediSolution announce partnership
 NB announces capital spending for health
 HP partners with GlobalMed in telemedicine
 PEI hospital upgrades X-ray technology
 CANARIE high-speed network seeks new funding
 Two more hospitals sign on with PatientOrderSets
 Meditech, Cerner to exhibit at HIMSS ’12

December 15, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 24
 Ottawa Hospital increases use of iPads
 Ottawa Hospital uses Aruba network for wireless
 Chief of MUHC steps down immediately
 Groundbreaking document repository goes live
 Microsoft, GE to launch joint-venture
 Surgical training on upswing at CSTAR
 $5 million donation will fund robot acquisition
 Pathology errors lead to exam review
 UHN uses Montage to link DI, pathology

December 1, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 23
 COACH launches eHealth software safety drive
 High rate of medical error in Canada?
 Health IT needs better oversight: IOM
 Hospital R&D increases 7% in 2010
 PwC acquires ehealth specialist JRS Partners
 Ottawa helps healthcare R&D in Alberta
 UHN’s Techna signs its first agreement
 Munks give $18 million more to UHN
 Apelon to assist in Canada with SNOMED
 Calgary Scientific partners with Dell

November 17, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 22
 Winners announced at annual CHIA gala
 Ontario Shores and Healthtech win two awards
 NYGH wins top health technology awards
 CHUM raises $148.5 million through debentures
 Arthur Porter resigns as spy review chief
 McKesson brings RelayHealth to Canada
 Children's Hospital Boston to test Titan’s robot
 Manitoba to create eReferral system
 New line of hospital beds from Cycom Canada
 How to measure eHealth adoption?
 UHN, U of T launch innovation institute
 The iDAPT centre for rehab opens
 Organizations announce wound care alliance
 Seniors to benefit from
 CSA announces standard for hospital design

November 3, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 21
 St. Michael’s opens new medical simulation centre
 Manitoba commits $120 million for new equipment
 Rodney Burns joins AOHC as new CIO
 Five more hospitals opt for
 UBC to help build Alzheimer’s centre in China
 Mobile MRI gets green light on Vancouver Island
 Mihealth system gains Infoway certification
 Coral CEA partners with Mohawk College
 Take-home simulator benefits surgical residents
 CAE Healthcare acquires new training technologies
 Surgical robot unveiled at Toronto East General
 Outcomes company receives $340,000 to expand
 Med2020 partners with NRC on coding product

October 20, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 20
 CCO ordered to stop sending paper records
 Hospitals polarized over Meditech 6
 Large U.S. health system reports breach
 New performance solutions leader at GE Healthcare
 Royal Vic signs on with PatientOrderSets
 Royal Vic receives operating fund boost
 Vancouver-area hospitals to use Medworxx
 Computer vision used in hospital supply chain
 Groundbreaking for BC brain health centre
 New health minister appointed in Alberta

October 6, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 19
 New Brunswick to audit eHealth contracts
 BC apologizes for misdiagnoses, delays
 QHR to acquire Healthscreen's software business
 McKesson launches 2011-2012 grants program
 Lab tests to be done in ambulances
 Too many nurse alerts is also a problem
 Infoway helps pharmacy students with IT
 Neuro acquires intra-surgical imaging system
 Sunquest acquires Elekta’s pathology system
 OCRI hires new president
 Speech recognition boosts productivity in BC
 York Central signs agreement for records scanning

September 22, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 18
 Infoway launches new, $1 million health IT contest
 CellTrak acquires MedShare, a homecare leader
 CellTrak awarded patent for mobile technology
 Health Canada clears Konica’s wireless DR
 $60 million healthcare research centre opens
 Infoway announces members of clinical council
 Philips now offers mobile DR in Canada
 GE to invest $1 billion on cancer R&D
 $200 million redevelopment begins in Medicine Hat
 Asthma Society partners with PatientOrderSets
 New Chair appointed at Health Quality Council
 St. Joe’s Hamilton opens new surgical centre
 Extenway wins deal for patient terminals

September 8, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 17
 Hospital pilot reduces length-of-stay by 50%
 BC Cancer doubles PET/CT scanning capacity
 Humber River Regional Hospital plans unveiled
 EMR producer Healthscreen in receivership
 Surgical system launched in Prairie North Health
 Saskatchewan and Hitachi sign R&D agreement
 Quebec to review 4,500 more X-rays
 eHealth Ontario hires communications chief
 Tele-pharmacy system passes pharma regulations
 Procura adds new customers for mobile solution

August 25, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 16
 B.C. makes use of Mobile Medical Unit
 eHealth Ontario staff seeking bonuses
 Australia announces Personal EHR project
 Collingwood adopts PatientOrderSets
 VGH opens angio suite for neuro-surgery/radiology
 Ontario invests in Cisco’s R&D
 New radiation technology emerges in Alberta
 Intel to invest $300 million in Ultrabooks
 HP sells off tablets, announces end of WebOS
 Two GTA hospitals implement Novari system

August 11, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 15
 Nova Scotia to install drug info system
 OTN expands into Internet home telehealth
 Calgary first to post ‘live’ ER wait times
 Imaging project awarded $1.4 million grant
 UWO researchers to develop surgical simulators
 Karos wins funding from Ontario government
 Cissec to design U.S. cardiac registry
 VIHA decides against mobile MRI services
 Saskatchewan, Manitoba deal with pathology woes
 UK health IT program on the chopping block?
 eHealth Ontario invests $5M in ClinicalConnect

July 28, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 14
 Optimed to pilot Telus health space
 Danderfer sentenced to two years probation
 Tom Closson stepping down at OHA
 We Care recognized for mobile technology
 Mapa plans to leave Mount Sinai Hospital
 Jewish General launches patient safety website
 Alberta Heart acquires new cardiac MR scanner
 Patient satisfaction levels posted in Saskatchewan
 Winnipeg firm to market neurosurgery system
 GE offers low dose breakthrough in Canada
 SickKids app helps patients manage IBD
 Royal Victoria buys new Omnicell platform

July 14, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 13
 Danderfer pleads guilty in spending scandal
 Google to pull the plug on its PHR
 Infoway announces ImageNation winners
 Dennis Giokas to lead new focus for Infoway
 Philips to acquire Sectra’s mammo business
 Gary Folker joins Orion as senior VP
 Dr. Ed Brown made VP at the ATA
 Telus, Maximus prequalified to bid on drug system
 Telus celebrates telehealth triumph in Quebec
 Rising Stars in Global Health announced

June 16, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 12
 Baycrest first in healthcare with sector cloud
 Work begins on Ontario's fourth DI repository
 CGI has $50 million contract for GTA West DI-r
 NB health minister decides against 3T MRIs
 NB to use Ontario model for lab accreditation
 Procura acquires innovative US company
 Manitoba launches first-in-Canada cancer strategy
 Manitoba to place pharmacists in hospital ERs
 Intel-GE Healthcare company launches in Canada
 Procura announces new director, mobile solutions

June 2, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 11
 Ontario Shores eases EHR install using outsourcing
 Guerriere named chief medical officer at Telus
 De-licensed rad sues government of Saskatchewan
 New CEO at Southlake keen on innovation
 Southlake first with new arrhythmia treatment
 MED2020 offers outsourced data conversion
 Manitoba boosts spending to reduce wait times
 Karos Health signs agreement with HDIRS for Rialto
 KPMG acquires HIO Group, Lean specialist
 New health privacy laws protect individuals in Nfld
 STI & iMD develop technology collaboration
 GE opens pathology innovation centre in Toronto
 New solution features RFID and voice technology
 Barbara Leavitt appointed Chair of MEDEC
 Steve Russell assisting Peterborough Regional
 Microsoft webinars tackle chronic disease

May 19, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 10
 Quebec’s EHR late and over budget, AG says
 $72 million to be invested in ConnectingGTA
 Jacques Bérubé, founder of Med2020, dies
 Alberta moves ahead with public portal
 B Sharp announces social media contest
 CAMH receives $10 million from Bell Canada
 Crounse critiques health IT in North America
 Too quick to use CT scans on kids?
 Siemens appoints new head of healthcare
 Vancouver site first in N.A. with cobas 8000
 French-language centre opts for Vocera
 Interoperable personal health card offered
 St. Michael’s to expand medication management
 Toshiba releases new 160-slice CT scanner
 Nurses view cardiac waveforms on the go

May 5, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 9
  Infoway creates e-Prescribing working group
  London hospitals to outsource some IT jobs
  LHSC to test new robotic surgery system
  Montreal ICU doctors make use of iPads
  Philips and NEC team up in digital pathology
  MyChart to be used by community-care patients
  St. Michael’s wins award for GIS application
  Toronto Western group wins HOOPP award
  Supply chain solution expected to save $32 million
  NWT implements wide-ranging CR solution
  Ottawa Hospital joins University HealthSystem
  Storage virtualization: More than a concept
  Predicting patient demand with certainty
  Patient safety in e-health systems

April 21, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 8
  North York General reaches HIMSS Stage 6
  New President & CEO at North York General
  Seven more Ontario hospitals to adopt Novari
  Surgeon performs breakthrough brain surgery
  Physicians override DI clinical support, study finds
  Manitoba Telehealth reaches over 100 sites
  MRI scanner installed in Gander, Newfoundland
  Ontario consolidates several agencies into one
  Let’s strengthen healthcare software regulation
  Dr. Eagle now chief at Alberta Health Services
  Linda Miller appointed executive director of CHIEF wins tender for 5 hospitals

April 7, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 7
  Ontario starts to plan med management system
  Manitoba mulls mobile surgery and DI
  Saskatchewan to implement Lean methods
  Physician teams receive ultrasound training
  Contest to improve use of healthcare IT
  Wireless solution eases workload in home care
  Will Google downsize Google Health?
  Saint Elizabeth CEO launches blog
  Community hospital acquires 320-slice CT scanner
  BC’s biggest-ever healthcare project launched
  New brain health centre announced in BC

March 24, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 6
  Patient photos, info on hard drive lost by hospital
  RadNet to develop software in PEI
  Team uses Xbox to assist in surgery
  Collingwood hospital to install bedside computers
  Accentus buys Mrecord, bolsters ambulatory care
  CEO fired in shakeup at Windsor's Hotel-Dieu
  Virtual brain surgery centre launched in Toronto
  McCain gives $5 million to St. Michael’s Hospital
  CPSI announces new organizational structure
  Ottawa giving $10M to new Vaughan hospital
  Orthopedic imaging research network established

March 10, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 5
  Clinics acquire low-dose digital mammo systems
  Former eHealth chief leads project at UCLA
  Head of Healthscreen resigns, new CEO appointed
  Saskatoon hospital to acquire PET/CT
  U.S. consulting firm sets up shop in Canada
  Philips, Microsoft partner on DI solution
  St. Joseph's Toronto joins ENITS network
  Telus launches new consulting service
  $8 million announced for eHealth Saskatchewan
  Credit Valley Hospital receives $6 million gift
  Sleep Country Canada supports sleep lab
  Prairie province launches eChart Manitoba

February 24, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 4
  Courtyard Group absorbed by Telus Health Solutions
  BC questions work of three radiologists
  Quebec docs take complaints to YouTube
  Halton adopts device management solution
  Dan Florizone receives national health award
  Hitachi announces new system for sharing data
  Digital MRI improves clarity, patient throughput
  SAS and GE team up on patient safety
  IBM and Nuance to co-develop smart solutions
  Infoway becomes co-sponsor of e-Health 2011
  Online tool provides health quality data
  Harris to acquire Carefx for $155 million

February 10, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 3
  Brantford opens multi-disciplinary automated lab
  IBM to provide desktop services in BC
  Mental health providers collaborate on project
  Mindray receives its largest Canadian order
  AstraZeneca to analyze chronic illness using EHRs
  Agency to research best use of isotopes
  SWODIN repository gains new members
  eHealth Ontario develops interoperability spec
  Southlake extends solutions organization-wide
  Despite recalls, providers want smart pumps
  EMR vendors to connect systems to Telus PHR

January 27, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 2
  Experts call for national, e-health watchdog
  Feds provide funding for home dispensing device
  Quebec renews Pepid Online for five years
  Sask. region to re-interpret 8,000 CT scans
  NYGH selects IBM for business analytics
  PEI less reliant on others for DI
  Electronic charting for children’s centres
  Hacker lab at UOIT awarded funding
  Accenture leads standards project in U.S.
  Mobile device sales to outstrip PCs in 2011: study
  Labs to produce new source of isotopes
  VitalHub receives cash infusion from MaRS

January 13, 2011 - Volume 8, Number 1
  Saskatchewan reorganizes its e-health efforts
 167 health data breaches noted in U.S. in 2010
 BC saves $21 million on cardiac supplies
 Mike Martineau joins B Sharp Technologies
 Security innovator launches healthcare unit
 Retirement village adopts health record portal
 Canon unveils wireless DR system
 VA will expand device monitoring in 2011
 Vocera Communications acquires Wallace Wireless
 Canadian Imaging offers Samsung flat-panels
 Wireless and PHRs poised for major growth: study
 Animated software helps patients understand

December 16, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 24
  $1.3 billion to be invested in Calgary and Edmonton
  Health and financial info lost in Alberta
  Nova Scotia aims to improve emergency care
  MUHC withholds info on medical errors
  Abbott Laboratories launches MyhealthMyfuture
  Web-based booking system also updates WTIS
  Too many waiting in hospitals after discharges
  Ontario region reports on home monitoring
  Joseph Brant, St. Mary's General join SWODIN
  Alex Mihailidis appointed to chair at Toronto Rehab
  Stoddart re-appointed as privacy commissioner
  Southlake’s Carriere moves to private sector
  Ed Brown named a transformational Canadian

December 2, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 23
  COACH and ITAC Health announce CHIA winners
  NYGH introduces electronic ordering, barcoding
  Omnyx begins tests of digital pathology solution
  MRI-guided, ultrasound surgery centre opens
  New brain institute launched in Ontario
  St. Joseph’s Hamilton implements system in ICU
  Hitachi signs agreement with Horizon Medical
  Solution links mental health providers and hospitals
  Telus team members to use PHRs
  Project transforms care for diabetes
  Calgary Scientific receives award for breakthrough
  French robotics company sets up shop in Montreal

November 18, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 22
  Ottawa hospital brings EHR to bedside using iPads
  Patient safety initiatives announced in Manitoba
  Endeca chosen for chronic disease registry
  System runs PACS images on any computer
  Review of mammograms will check for errors
  Optimacura improves treatment at point-of-care
  HIMSS creates CPOE wiki to share information
  Unique laboratory devises rehab solutions
  VON tests BlackBerry in Maritimes
  Home care partnership focuses on evidence
  Moves taken to strengthen pathology and lab
  Canada wins bid to host international HI congress

November 4, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 21
  BC adds $22 million to ER care incentives
  Manitoba to invest $16 million in EMRs
  Nanaimo to benefit from new emergency dept.
  Accentus now offering document imaging, coding
  Agfa enters healthcare kiosk market
  Sick Kids receives donation of $30 million
  Oakville hospital receives gift of $10 million
  Panasonic makes deeper foray into healthcare
  New hospital to serve vast land mass
  CANARIE shows brain research on 100G network
  TRLabs signs health R&D pact with Hong Kong
  Bell to buy xwave for $40 million
  Remote pharmacy to assist First Nations

October 21, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 20
  Scottish vendor selected for eHealth Ontario project
  Chronic disease surveillance network is launched
  Sunnybrook to install DR system from Agfa
  Germany seeks telehealth solutions in Canada
  Rotary pumps used at NB Heart Centre
  Conference Board report emphasizes leadership
  New simulation centre opens in Ottawa
  Dr. Terrence Sullivan appointed chair of CADTH
  Ontario Shores launches Meditech 6.0
  Christie InnoMed acquires IT developer
  ParaMed enhances home care using BlackBerrys

October 7, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 19
  Baxter gives $2.5 million for patient safety R&D
  Report questions prescribing, ordering by doctors
  Dave Wilson joins Hitachi’s global health group project
  BC’s cyclotron will produce radiotracers for PET
  BC invests $23.4 million for more surgeries, MRIs
  Infoway to invest $380 million in physician systems
  PEI reduces wait times for mammograms
  CMA says bigger investment needed in doctors' IT
  New chief at Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre
  Leading-edge urology centre opens in Calgary
  Colonoscopy solution includes innovative features

September 23, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 18
  Montreal Neuro opens surgical simulation centre
  CHUM deploys simulator for arthroscopies
  BC to start new children’s/women’s hospital project
  Kiosk improves patient flow in ERs
  Three eastern Ontario labs connect with hospitals
  Cardiac imaging breakthrough developed at UWO
  NEON expands northern Ontario partnerships
  Medisys clinics opt for IMIX DR systems
  Provinces want compensation for isotope shortage
  Researchers test treatment for pancreatic cancer
  Alberta unveils patient safety strategy
  Montreal hospital automates OR inventory control
  Accentus chosen by three Ontario hospitals
  CHIEF adds advisory committee members

September 9, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 17
  Bonnie Adamson named President and CEO of LHSC
  New health informatics chair at Algoma U
  Trillium hires Salumatics to host health records projects
  Saskatchewan opts for private surgical centres
  Montfort and Bruyère connect to DI network
  VA and CMS to launch personal health records
  Arthritis management rolled out across Canada
  Sunnybrook opens leading-edge neonatal centre
  New conference provides education, networking
  New CIO appointed to Ontario’s South West LHIN

August 26, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 16
  Hospital IT budgets growing, despite scandals
  VCH selects Emendo for capacity management
  Vancouver General to replace 20-year old MRI project
  Quebec to invest $1 billion in children's hospital
  NB's health information laws to start in September
  CGI to build IT systems for Plexxus
  St. Joseph's uses Lean to reduce MRI wait times
  Intel to pursue mobile market, analysts say
  New brachytherapy suite for women in Halifax
  Deadly errors made with tubes attached to patients

August 12, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 15
  BC trio plead not guilty to eHealth fraud charges
  Graham Scott named chair of Canada Health Infoway
  Sunnybrook launches records conversion project
  Titan Medical to test new robot in Rochester
  Work starts on northern BC cancer centre
  Hospitals move towards bar-coding products
  Provinces intend to form buying group for drugs
  GE, Intel to form new healthcare joint venture
  CMA pinpoints areas in need of improvement
  CGI wins contract for diabetes registry
  MaRS centre signs commercialization agreement

July 29, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 14
  Alberta pumps $2.2 billion into rural facilities
  UHN establishes novel telepathology system
  Digital mammo PACS improves efficiency
  Uneven use of MRI, CT scans across Canada
  Britain gives doctors more power in new NHS
  UK e-records have high error rate, doctors say
  New Shriners hospital on track in Montreal
  Dako, Omnyx work together on pathology automation
  Philips and Dako join forces in digital pathology
  John Soloninka becomes president & CEO at HTX
  Agfa to install data centre at HDIRS

July 15, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 13
  NB healthcare centres to use Onsight solution
  Unique CT scanner at the Montreal Neuro
  Carillion to build forensic centre in Toronto
  SonoSite buys Canadian ultrasound company
  Royal Ottawa implements Ekahau system
  Novari wins surgical waitlist, booking RFP
  Greg Coutts on board at Telus Health Solutions
  Lydia Lee leads COACH board
  MUHC sells bonds for new hospital
  New marketing manager at Vocantas
  Canadians develop US site for EMR analysis
  Southlake uses breakthrough to treat arrhythmia
  New robotic lab for cardiac arrhythmias
  Kingston hospitals opt for Wellsoft ED software

June 17, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 12
  Distinguished service awards given for telehealth
  OTN wins team quality award from 3M, CHIMA
  Two centres awarded Stroke Distinction
  Sask gives green light to private CT scans
  Cancer care centre uses latest technologies
  Allscripts and Eclipsys to Merge
  Canadians to test new MS theory
  Logi-D to provide OR solutions to CHUM
  Project will assess the costs of adverse events
  Norfolk General Hospital joins SWODIN
  Saint Elizabeth Healthcare launches mobile systems
  Savings made by hospitals using GHX
  Interior Health and Northern Health work together

June 3, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 11
  RFQ issued for Humber’s ‘digital hospital’
  Newfoundland links data from pharmacies
  TD Bank economists urge rapid change
  Richmond hospital acquires fast-scanning CT
  St. Mary's recognized for ER improvement
  GE’s healthymagination reports on first year
  Telemedicine is becoming a mainstream industry
  Sudbury shows off state-of-the-art DI department
  BC patient-care centre win design competition
  Health space PHR available to organizations

May 20, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 10
  Ontario demands 'quality improvement plans'
  CHIEF expands, hits membership milestone
  COACH names director of telehealth forum
  Humber selects Versus for improved patient flow
  Paula Hucko appointed VP at GoldCare
  Medworxx, mdBriefCase offer online education
  NCR and Cycom launch kiosk partnership
  Simulation centre at U of Montreal is one-year old
  Best practices for nurses at point-of-care
  Cascades creates antiseptic paper towel

May 6, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 9
  eHealth mismanaged in PEI, auditor says
  HP buys Palm smartphones, WebOS for $1.2 billion
  Infoway welcomes new Vice-President
  VA halts spending on 188 IT projects
  CAE Healthcare wins five new training contracts
  Expanded simulation centre opens at U of Calgary
  Mainstream BI rated most highly by hospitals
  Philips and Orion partner on interoperability
  Deep River joins diagnostic imaging network
  Telehealth in Newfoundland exceeds expectations
  SickKids announces $400 million research centre

April 22, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 8
  Privacy chief urges random audits of pharmacies
  Experienced executive Leo Steven to chair Health PEI
  Carestream racks up orders for wireless DR
  Draeger opens design studio for critical care
  Dell promotes industry veteran Marty Robinson
  Accentus wins contract with Queensway Carleton
  Women’s hospital opens in Edmonton
  BC telehealth fraud case postponed to May
  BC implements patient-based hospital funding
  HealthAchieve partners with COACH to boost eHealth
  Futuristic system will help war vets and civilians
  Tags implemented to locate staff, patients

April 8, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 7
  Construction starts on McGill super-hospital
  Nova Scotia pharmacists to order lab tests
  Sask pharmacists to gain prescribing powers
  Ontario to curb pay increases for hospital CEOs
  CAE beefs up surgical simulation offerings
  Alberta researchers get go-ahead for new cyclotron
  New Brunswick eases access to tele-care
  U.S. awards $144 million for HIT projects
  Queen’s students win Agfa innovation prize
  Wait time guarantees in Canada still weak
  BC health signs cost-saving deal with Microsoft

March 25, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 6
  Auditor finds fault with eHealth in BC
  MUHC launches PHR for public use
  Hamilton opens cardio R&D facility
  Champlain hospitals choose GHX for supply chain
  OICR invests $1 million in HiFu
  Giant colon rolls across Ontario, into Quebec
  Brain imaging centre opened in Halifax
  Carestream offers CR and miniPACS for clinics
  Agfa supports Alzheimer’s research centre
  Tele-homecare project starts in rural SK

March 11, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 5
  Ontario Shores first to install Meditech 6.0
  Feds to release $500 million for Infoway
  Three charged in BC eHealth scandal
  Sick Kids to create pediatric surgical robot
  PACS, cardio images integrated in Scarborough
  Industry veteran Ron Brown joins Beacon Partners
  SonoSite offers 6-pound, hand-carried ultrasound
  Toronto Rehab receives multi-million dollar grant
  SIMS changes shape into an association
  CAMH launches KnowledgeX portal
  New CEO nominated for eHealth Ontario

February 25, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 4
  Osler names Matt Anderson president and CEO
  GE introduces pocket-sized ultrasound
  One of the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians
  Maximus acquires Canadian-based Deltaware
  Agfa breaks ground on R&D facility in Waterloo
  Location technology used to boost ED patient flow
  Alberta launches performance measurement tools
  Sudbury to boost research, use of technology
  Unique tele-wound care in Quebec
  EMIS and CPhA form partnership
  Health Sciences Centre purchases IMRISNV

February 11, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 3
  New Brunswick to acquire four new MRI scanners
  PharmaTrust, OHA to promote tele-pharmacies
  Moves afoot to bar-code all medications in Canada
  Calgary clinic installs wireless Digital Radiography
  Siemens to develop HealthVault in Germany
  $1.5 million for brain imaging at Sunnybrook
  Small hospitals face computer woes: HIMSS study
  IBM to acquire Initiate Systems
  Nova Scotia gives pharmacists greater powers
  Children's health web site receives $4.5 million
  SickKids to help create new pediatric centre in Qatar
GE installs leading-edge PACS at Olympics

January 28, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 2
  Michener creates centre of excellence for CT
  Health records of 83,000 lost in Ontario
  Institute announces new chief
  St. Michael's upgrades pneumatic tube systems
  Olympics will make use of new, advanced imaging
  OHA partners with Open Source Order Sets
  Providence Care consolidates reporting solution
  London hospitals' CEO Nordal to retire
  Northern BC cancer centre moving ahead
  Technetium 99m produced in cyclotron
  Further delays expected at Chalk River
  New health minister appointed in Alberta
  NWT launches interoperable EHR using viewer

January 14, 2010 - Volume 7, Number 1
  New healthcare IT conference announced
  Telemedicine used to handle H1N1 in Alberta
  New Family Health Teams announced in Ontario
  Technology assists hospital with recruiting drive
  Lawson Software to acquire Healthvision Solutions
  Dementia-fighting system brought to Canada
  Fraser Health to use Medworxx for patient flow
  Internet-based education for hospital pharmacists
  Leapfrog Group announces its top hospitals
  Robotic IV system to be used at Barrie hospital
  Philips, bioMérieux to develop handheld diagnostics
  Robarts receives $2.5 million from ORF
  Canadian experts analyze PHRs, patient portals
  Nightingale signs distribution deal for portal

December 24, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 24
  New chair, interim CEO for eHealth Ontario
  Infoway and Agfa reach solution agreement
  Ontario hospitals told to expect funding freeze
  Microsoft to acquire Sentillion
  New, wireless pacemakers used in Quebec patients
  We Care rolls out mobile scheduling solution
   Lawson, MedManager test chronic disease portal
  39 Quebecers wrongly treated for breast cancer
  KLAS ranks top IT and services firms
  Thomson Reuters announces 100 top heart hospitals

December 10, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 23
  KLAS report rates PACS vendors
  Alberta Health borrows $220M from Royal Bank
  Review of radiologist finds 2% error rate
  US announces $235M for community health IT
  Hospira acquires software developer TheraDoc
  St. Joseph's London selects Barco displays
  Infoway adds new certification categories
  McKesson, Novari partner on wait times solution
  ICU departments rife with infection: study
  Ontario law empowers allied health professionals
  P&P Data and Biosign strike up alliance
  GPEC receives $250,000 from sanofi-aventis
  IBM wins $22.5M EHR contract in Manitoba

November 26, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 22
  Health IT achievements honoured at gala
  Order sets reduce length of stay, readmissions
  Alberta to change funding formula for providers
  Deputy health minister steps down in Ontario
  Medworxx announces first Quebec customer
  Healthcare providers recognized for innovations
  Queen's U students win Agfa's innovation award
  NSERC, CIHR support isotope research
  Mike Martineau launches eHealth blog
  Auditing tool improves hand-washing practices
  Chest X-ray CAD available through Christie Group

November 12, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 21
  Ontario announces $236 million for doctors’ EMRs
  Diane Beattie tells her side of story
  More Canadian docs use EMR, but lag other nations
  NB chooses tele-rad firm to review 30,000 exams
  US healthcare wastes up to $800 billion a year
  Infoway passes muster with auditor general
  Radiation registry project is first in Canada
  Intra-operative MRI at Montreal Children’s Hospital
  Skills strategy needed for IT professionals
  Ontario’s hospitals seek participation in FOIPPA
  CHIMA and 3M to recognize team achievements
  QHR to acquire Clinicare for $5 million

October 22, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 20
  Review calls for EHR action in Saskatchewan
  Mounties investigate telemedicine entrepreneur
  Ontario expands use of tele-psychiatry
  Calgarians surge to forefront of cardiac MR
  Feds invest in tele-pharmacy solution
  Philips developing digital pathology solutions
  New director at CHUM hired from France
  Minimally invasive scoliosis surgery
  New CEO announced for CAMH
  Carillion to install bedside terminals at LHSC
  Ontario announces short-list for diabetes registry

October 8, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 19
  Auditor General slams eHealth Ontario
  Cisco to buy Tandberg for US$3 billion
  Ottawa Hospital to integrate EHR and paper records
  Hotel Dieu Hospital launches touch-screen kiosks
  Healthscreen selected by East GTA doctors
  Quebec the to use IBM digital imaging solution
  Diane Beattie steps down amid controversy
  Ken Tremblay to join PRHC as President & CEO
  Asklepios attracts 3,000 MD registrants in first year
  New $60 million research centre in Vancouver
  ABELMed software passes OntarioMD specs
  Canada recognizes Infonium as innovation leader
  Canadian healthcare outcomes rated as middling
  GE marks 10th anniversary of digital mammography
  Quinte Health Care connected to repository

September 24, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 18
  Hospitals in Hamilton, Niagara, connect to SWODIN
  Quebec mulls financing model for superhospitals
  Phil Hassen announces retirement from CPSI
  Ultrasound, nuc med on the upswing: report
  Humber River selects Medisolv for BI
  Sunnybrook innovates using solar power
  Victoria General triples the size of its ER
  Courtyard Group makes donation to Protti fund
  Will Falk steps down as chair of ITAC Health
  Privacy commissioners address issue of PHRs

September 10, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 17
  CHUM first in Canada to use robotic radiosurgery
  Quebec City-area PACS up and running
  Saskatchewan proceeds along path to EMRs
  Alberta pharmacists want to order lab tests
  Murray Martin steps in at Cambridge Memorial
  Alberta coughs up $3.9M for ventilators
  Britain’s Tories say they will cancel giant EHR
  Calgary innovator gives surgeons a hand
  U.S. announces $1.2 billion for EHRs
  Canada joins global heart disease registry

August 27, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 16
  Infoway awaits $500 million in funding from Ottawa
  Reconsider Maple reactors, doctors urge
  EMR sales hit 7-year low in 2008, KLAS says
  Finnish company approved for digital mammo
  Nightingale selected by preventative care clinics
  Halifax doctors perform simulated brain surgery
  Baycrest and partners to create virtual brain
  KGH acquires MRI-based breast imaging
  Hotel Dieu Kingston appoints new CEO
  More hospitals join SWODIN network
  Portable DR systems announced by Canon Canada

August 13, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 15
  Interim CEO appointed at eHealth Ontario
  Saskatchewan pitches Ottawa for reactor
  Nova Scotia launches HealthLink 811
  Canada joins global research info network
  Medical residents to use xwave
  National telehealth network under way in U.S.
  Manitoba invests $5.5 million in dialysis
  Mobile lab will promote bone health in BC
  Biosign supplies monitoring gear to pain study
  Northern Ontario launches virtual ICU project
  PACS approved for Sechelt, Powell River, BC

July 30, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 14
  Ontario to finally fund PET exams
  More untendered contracts at eHealth Ontario
  BC hospital first in Canada to reach HIMSS Stage 6
  BC and Alberta partner on procurement
  BC arranges bulk purchase of cardiac supplies
  CT scans done in trailer at Welland hospital
  Researchers pair microscope with cell phone
  Winnipeg company wins award for medical robotics
  Alberta to create citizen health councils
  Northern Health speeds up radiology reporting

July 16, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 13
  McGill hospitals to offer personal health record
  Virus attacks health records in Alberta
  Stolen laptops didn’t use encryption
  Neuro imaging repository wins ITAC award
  Chalk River out of commission for 2009
  30-doctor clinic selects Nightingale EMR
  Biosign appoints VP of business development
  Analytics solution aimed at DI departments
  Emergency communication software to be assessed
  Bayshore Home Health launches mobile e-charting
  QHR launches new data hosting company
  GE and ICW team up on connectivity
  Tech cuts re-admission for heart patients by 54%
  Expansion at MHI's Research Centre
  Clinicare passes the test in Manitoba

June 25, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 12
  eHealth chair resigns, defends board of directors
  Falcon says innovation is key to health improvement
  SW Ontario DI system to reach more hospitals
  Saskatchewan may produce radioisotopes
  Sunnybrook to develop breast cancer database
  CFI invests $665 million in state-of-the-art projects
  DI centre offers fast investigations
  MediSolution to integrate Loki’s StaffRight
  More progress on wait times needed, physicians say
  Ontario healthcare suffers from lack of e-records
  BC team honoured for improving diabetes care
  Hamilton joins Open Source Order Set Network
  Windsor to get mobile PET scanner

June 11, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 11
  eHealth Ontario CEO, Sarah Kramer, is terminated
  Montreal announces expansion of EHR system
  CHIEF created for health IT execs
  Kingston area doctors gain EHR links to hospitals
  NHL prospects screened for heart disease
  Trillium chooses Salumatics for records conversion
  Horizon inks distribution agreement with Sedecal
  Cisco and Karos unveil info-sharing technology
  Ottawa Hospital, Elekta forge long-term partnership
  Ottawa Hospital upgrades procurement systems
  CMA online tool lets patients manage diabetes
  Avnet launches courses for healthcare IT suppliers

May 28, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 10
  Ontario launches test of e-Prescribing
  Trillium implements clinical monitoring system
  First-of-its-kind mammo system in Ontario
  Timmins embarks on energy reduction program
  SAS Canada offers solution to healthcare sector
  Construction begins on $40 million cardiac centre
  Award granted to establish e-health observatory
  3M Canada donates $128,000 in software to UOIT
  eHealth offers expanded interoperability showcase
  New report on the Canadian EMR market available

May 14, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 9
  Telus partners with Microsoft to create PHR
  GE to spend $6 billion on healthcare R&D
  GE builds PACS repository in Northern Ontario
  Philips buys interventional radiology company
  Industry trail-blazer Steven Huesing passes away
  Computerized systems installed at Lions Gate ER
  New president appointed at BC Women’s
  Heart facility finally set to open
  VIHA’s CEO moving to United Kingdom
  Jewish General expands use of oncology EHR
  AIDS organization installs web-based ADT
  New podcast available from CanadianEMR

April 26, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 8
  Website rates Ontario hospital performance
  Saskatchewan to build new children’s hospital
  Sudbury deploys mental-health reporting solution
  SickKids chooses security software for laptops
  BC Children’s launches social network for kids
  York U in research partnership with Southlake
  Graham Scott appointed supervisor at Quinte
  Enhanced emergency care for Nova Scotians
  Compression improves tele-radiology services

April 16, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 7
  eHealth Ontario builds executive team
  Assessment of Panorama is released by Infoway
  Canada’s biggest clinic selects Practice Solutions
  Infoway welcomes new Vice-President
  N.S. to launch nurse-led telehealth service
  Siemens wins lab automation contract in Brantford
  Thunder Bay implements hybrid ultrasound/MRI
  Montreal’s CHUM re-engineers pharmacy functions
  Titan, Bell Canada conduct telesurgery tests
  Intel, GE to co-develop healthcare IT solutions

March 26, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 6
  CAE to provide health training centres, courseware
  NWT, Yukon invest in filmless radiology
  Quinte adopts AnyWare's ROAM for remote access
  Alberta to migrate patient data to three EMRs
  NovaRad scores wins in Canadian DI clinics
  Wal-Mart to sell EMRs to US physicians
  Google lets patients share health records
  Google mogul invests in Parkinson’s study
  Fraser Institute issues Ontario hospital report
  Windsor to invest $100M in hospital renovation
  CPOE goes live at St. Boniface General
  Manitoba receives award for client registry project

March 12, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 5
  eCHN celebrates 10 years of EHRs for kids
  Ontario seeks solutions for diabetes registry
  BC extends program to reduce wait times
  Canon Canada launches medical systems division
  "Brown envelope" probe expected to last a year
  New in-ambulance treatment of heart attack patients
  Ottawa-area hospital acquires advanced DI systems
  B.C. plans to create hospital scorecard
  Company enters PHR arena with web-based service
  ‘Wiki’ for sharing medical knowledge is launched

February 26, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 4
  US recovery package has $19 billion for health IT
  Meditech cancels its HIMSS participation
  Meditech announces wins in Canadian healthcare
  VIHA launches home monitoring of heart patients
  IMRIS announces R&D program with UHN
  NRC acquires MRI for disease research
  Canada’s doctors score low on computer IT
  Ontario targets shorter ER times
  Saskatchewan to replace 13 long-term care sites
  Infoway to certify consumer health platforms
  Agresso awarded $1 million deal by Bethany Care
  Diabetes management system tested in Ontario

February 12, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 3
  Ontario readies eHealth strategy
  Brantz Myers heads healthcare at Cisco
  St. Paul’s acquires new generation CT scanner
  OntarioMD adopts CanadianEMR ratings
  Infoway may start investing in physician IT
  WRHA accepted “brown envelopes” in tenders
  VON selects IBM for IT systems
  Xenos wins award for Norwegian project
  QHR acquires financial division from Momentum
  Clinicare and EMIS form alliance
  Joint initiative targets diabetes management
  Computer mounting solution allows easy access
  Conference examines patient's role in eHealth

January 29, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 2
  Agfa obtains $29.6 million grant from Ontario gov't
  Telus acquires MyChart from Sunnybrook
  Ida Goodreau named CEO of LifeLabs
  Jewish General implements wireless technology
  Checklists found to have big impact in the OR
  GE brings new imaging technology to Hamilton
  BC's Interior Health upgrades ER systems
  NB: capital spending of $67 million on health
  Nightingale selected by London-area doctors
  E-checklists for pathology enhance patient safety
  Closing the Gap adopts managed IT solution
  Centre for Patient Safety announces director

January 15, 2009 - Volume 6, Number 1
  Saskatchewan announces preferred EMR vendors
  Not enough doctors washing their hands: study
  Clinicare appoints new president
  Winnipeg reviews medical errors at city hospitals
  Siemens wins CT contract at Alexandra Marine
  St Mary's Hospital chooses MediSolution for BI
  Cerner integrates ECGs with electronic charts
  HDIRS connects more hospitals to repository
  Patient-centred technologies abound at Medica
  Sunnybrook upgrades to web-enabled EHR

December 24, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 24
  Changes looming for healthcare in Alberta
  McGill, CHUM acquire drug software system
  Ex-deputy health minister takes city manager post
  Manitoba launches web tool for doctors
  Manitoba creates EMR shortlist
  Colonoscopies miss many cancers
  Web site compares 4,500 US hospitals
  $30M suit launched against the Ottawa Hospital
  P&P releases upgrade of clinical system
  Precarn funds six Alberta innovations
  New credential for health info professionals

December 11, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 23
  eHealth leaders honoured at gala
  NS wins GTEC award for lab results project
  BC expands home telehealth network
  $12 million given to chronic care networks
  $1 million for health IT research at Algoma U
  New technology unveiled for 3T MR
  Hospital integration project wins Microsoft award
  Thomson announces top 100 heart hospitals
  Precarn announces $2.5 Million R&D funding boost
  Podcast: eHealth leaders on EHR/EMR integration

November 20, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 22
  Telus to invest $100 million in healthcare solutions
  Infoway to certify consumer e-health solutions
  Saskatchewan to launch review of health system
  SE Ontario hospitals to use shared systems
  St. Mike’s to adopt new bed optimization system
  HTX announces technology assessment program
  Canadian healthcare riddled with aging technology
  Carestream announces SuperPACS
  Construction begins at new Woodstock hospital
  Canadians wait longest for chronic care attention
  Dell helps Ontario’s CCACs improve service delivery
  Humber River installs ThinkingPACS

November 6, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 21
  Sarah Kramer appointed CEO of eHealth Ontario
  Steve Banyai appointed CEO at CHIS
  Chatham-Kent tests infection surveillance system
  North York General wins quality award
  MED2020 and AdapCS form alliance
  Eight new projects going forward in BC
  BC launches on-line complaint site
  Hitachi, Horizon Medical ink distribution agreement
  HP announces Digital Hospital Solution
  $1.9 million funding boost for intelligent systems
  Google joins Continua e-health alliance
  Canada lags in chronic care, study says
  Panasonic offers Toughbook for clinicians

October 23, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 20
  McKesson to supply PACS to Montreal hospitals
  Alberta to create patient eHealth portal
  Manitoba extends telehealth to new sites
  Ontario invests $11.6 million in surgeries
  Husky gives Stollery $100,000 for monitors
  Revolution Health merges with Waterfront
  Alberta government info not secure, AG says
  VIHA first to offer digital mammo region-wide
  Troubled Scarborough Hospital turns itself around
  Spending 50% of revenue on healthcare?
  VFA to help assess condition of Ontario hospitals
  New service seeks to smooth transition to EHR

October 9, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 19
  Ontario integrates eHealth under one agency
  Institute for health informatics launched
  Philips Speech sold to Nuance
  $12 million research platform for Thunder Bay
  'eSheet' now in use at Odette Cancer Centre
  CanadianEMR awarded funds to evaluate eHealth
  Durham College gets $840,000 for eLearning
  Bionic limbs pioneered in Edmonton
  Alberta's new healthcare research coordinator
  Quebec hospitals urged to increase surgeries
  Alberta commissions overview of health system

September 25, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 18
  Hamilton opens innovation centre for healthcare IT
  CareLink will support patients after office hours
  New women’s hospital slated for Winnipeg
  New hospital to be built in Surrey, BC
  VON Canada launches web portal for caregivers
  Med2020 offers solution for LTC health info
  Nightingale launches web-based patient portal
  Ontario’s CritiCall improves IT capabilities
  France sets up facility certification system
  Ontario scores high in health delivery study
  B.C. pilot for ER wait times deemed a success

September 11, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 17
  More MRs and CTs, but long wait times persist
  Canada slow to adopt new medical technologies
  Quebec’s former health minister joins private sector
  CFI invests $554 million in hospital-based research
  Diabetes centre selects Healthphone solution
  Plexxus hospitals to use SAP for supply chain
  Canada’s Procura wins large deal in Australia
  UHN is world leader in 320-slice CT imaging
  Nightingale's EMR adds decision support for DI
  Granger to join KPMG in Australia
  Regional dictation, transcription in Waterloo area
  Technologically advanced hospital opens in BC

August 21, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 16
  Alberta selects vendors for EMR funding
  Alberta aims to build top heart-care centre
  Cleveland Clinic to open leading-edge facilities
  Two executives appointed to replace Granger
  Liver Foundation outsources with Fusepoint
  National organ donation registries to be created
  Monitoring for seniors in North Simcoe Muskoka
  Infoway, GE reach agreement for DI solutions
  xwave appoints Sue Thomas as medical director
  OHA partners with HIMSS Analytics to collect data
  Ontario MD reports EMR usage stats by vendor
  CMA launches online networking for doctors

August 7, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 15
  Work begins on new 500-bed hospital in Victoria
  BC to pump an extra $120 million into healthcare
  Fired health region CEO departs with $4 million
  Alberta’s health regions sinking into the red
  Saint Elizabeth tests mobile computers in Windsor
  Ontario to create online registry for diabetes
  Forum matches tech developers with investors
  New VP of strategic planning at Ontario’s SSHA
  Industry expert returns to P& P Data Systems
  Sandra Coffey joins Intelerad Medical Systems
  PACS eases access to images across three hospitals

July 24, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 14
  Alberta terminates nine health region CEOs
  Graham Scott appointed supervisor at KGH
  New hospital planned for Kingston
  MediSolution to sell HIS division for $49.5 million
  CanadianEMR launches physician resource directory
  New hospital in Saskatchewan gets green light
  SaskTel and Alcatel-Lucent launch LifeStat
  New ER under construction at Portage La Prairie
  Canada’s pathologists unveil action plan
  Broader development of SNOMED is announced

July 10, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 13
  Quebec health minister resigns, Bolduc appointed
  Roy steps down as CHUM’s executive director
  Kingston General’s CEO forced out
  Physicians ordering unnecessary DI tests, study says
  Rural physicians in Nfld select Nightingale
  SSHA bolsters expertise with new recruits
  Feds ante up $40 million for patient safety
  Healthscreen buys BC physician software company
  Carestream CR approved for mammo in Canada
  Canadian DI supplier attains ISO designation

June 26, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 12
  Pilot launched for Quebec’s provincial EHR system
  Manitoba puts $11.8 million into physician network
  CHCA urges governments to focus on IT in home care
  Manitoba aims at short wait for radiation therapy
  GE partnership seeks to advance digital microscopy
  Lab automation showcased in cross-Canada tour
  Capital Health, North York General, win awards
  Tele-nursing workshop to be held in Ottawa
  Quebec hospitals implement drug-interaction system
  BCCHIT expands work to cover the PHR
  CritiCall Ontario selects Telus’ e-Referral system

June 12, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 11
  eHealth speakers note challenges in computerizing
  Alberta to reduce number of funded EMR vendors
  Portal for chronic disease promotes self-care
  System enables transfer of EMR over cellular devices
  Guelph General automates dictionary maintenance
  Montreal hospitals integrate paper, electronic records
  Ontario to report patient safety indicators online
  Scarborough upgrades physician scheduling
  Quebec appoints physician to reduce long ER waits
  Brian Day: What Canada could learn from Britain
  Fujitsu bows out of British healthcare database
  Europeans to launch SOS interoperability project

May 29, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 10
  Alberta dismisses boards, creates one ‘super-board’
  Extensive patient tracking system for Vancouver
  New CEO appointed at Credit Valley Hospital
  New IT appointments at Cancer Care Ontario
  College network to tackle real-world challenges
  Large Toronto clinic selects P&P as solution
  Ontario funds PDA-based supports for nurses
  Hospitals properly cleaning single-use devices?
  Manitoba proposes changes to health privacy laws
  Doug Cochrane to lead BC’s patient safety council

May 15, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 9
  PEI announces funding for eHealth centre
  Fraser Health and VCH work together on innovation
  Ontario winners of health innovation awards
  Saskatchewan moves to licence telemed consults
  Oregon centre to install Canada’s IMRIS technology
  Carestream has Canadian orders for CR mammo
  Nova Scotia to launch e-Learning program for nurses
  Canadians invent automated anesthesiologist
  NB takes steps to ensure security of records
  National EMR rating system goes live
  Sobeys pharmacies in PEI connect to DIS
  Credit Valley uses HD TV for patient education

April 24, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 8
  $20 million invested in new brain centre at Baycrest
  BC set to build $500 million children’s hospital
  BC introduces new e-Health legislation
  Astronaut to lead medical robotics at McMaster
  Alberta Cancer Board chooses Sunrise Laboratory
  Brant’s new system automates rehab reporting
  Peace Country’s telehealth goes high-definition
  $60 million invested in Ontario cancer research
  Bayshore awarded funds to test tablet PCs
  Rehab and acute care hospital partner on DI
  ABELMed software certified for OntarioMD CMS 2.0
  OntarioMD posts rankings of clinical IT systems

April 10, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 7
  CMA activates new Personal Health Record portal
  Pat Ryan joins southern Ontario's HDIRS
  Safer Healthcare Now! expands to new settings
  Saskatchewan moves ahead with physician IT
  Manitoba to adopt guidelines from COACH
  NIH clinical center licenses TheraDoc
  Philips to acquire Tomcat of Northern Ireland
  St. Michael’s hospital joins robotic revolution
  Agfa to supply DI repository in New Brunswick
  NB’s new plan includes e-Health projects
  Roger Girard new CIO at Manitoba eHealth

March 27, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 6
  NB reorganizes, will create 2 health authorities
  Matt Anderson becomes CEO of Toronto LHIN
  Canada’s radiology association names new CEO
  Strengths, weaknesses in physician use of IT
  Dr. Hartley Stern to lead the Jewish General
  Saskatchewan moves ahead with provincial PACS
  IMRIS announces growing sales, order backlog
  e-Health 2008: Extending the Reach
  PEI’s system for all hospitals to go live
  Nova Scotia to use private surgical facilities

March 13, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 5
  Two Canadian groups win MS-HUG awards
  Hospital-infection watchdog in need of help
  New system to promote hand-washing in hospitals
  BlackBerry used to help manage COPD patients
  Google Health begins pilot with Cleveland Clinic
  Nova Scotia to fix medical-records software glitch
  Leamington hospital selects MediSolution’s Virtuo
  Jewish General launches surgical robotics program
  eClinician makes primary care records shareable
  Philips re-aligns healthcare IT business
  BC makes $14.2 million upgrade to PharmaNet

February 21, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 4
  Nova Scotia embarks on province-wide EHR
  Barrie clinic to implement Clinicare EMR
  Sunnybrook to commercialize image-guided tech
  Regional lab for Champlain hospitals
  Ensemble ranked as top interface engine
  New health centre to be built by Kawacatoose
  EMR rating method available to healthcare groups
  Wait times projects announced in Nova Scotia
  IMRISneuro to be installed at Alberta sites
  Manitoba review calls for enhanced e-Health

February 7, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 3
  Bell Canada creates centralized healthcare initiative
  Region-wide dictation/transcription solution
  Fake nurse worked for 2 years before found out
  Fax glitch results in DI reporting delay
  New medication management system proves itself
  Handheld Palm devices benefit the autistic
  James Maclean becomes Infoway’s VP of innovation
  Toolkit for small, rural and northern hospitals
  New photodynamic therapy used in Edmonton

January 24, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 2
  Canada leads drive for solutions to med errors
  Infoway reaches pricing deal with MedPlus
  ABELSoft Corporation acquires MedicSync Inc.
  Alberta’s health quality council selects Agili-T
  SXC provides upgrade to BC’s PharmaNet
  Montrealers devise world’s largest heart simulation
  Nightingale scores win in New York state
  BC announces timelines for EMR installations
  Cancer treatment pioneer Judah Folkman dies
  N.S. to address health IT after operational review

January 10, 2008 - Volume 5, Number 1
  Sunnybrook launches online public reporting
  Oshawa clinic selects Orthocrat for surgical planning
  BC approves new ED for Victoria General Hospital
  SickKids to implement new system for ER
  New funding for eHealth at South West LHIN
  Andy Hind switches roles at Siemens
  NB to invest $57.5 million in health projects
  Southlake’s medical imaging is now 100% digital
  Webcam shows construction of hospital in North Bay
  UK to start proactive screening for disease
  New eHealth consulting group formed in Vancouver
  Infoway to fund 100% of First Nations telehealth

December 20, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 24
  Laurie Rogers joins Canada Health Infoway
  Healthcare research centre opens in Thunder Bay
  Emergis to help Alberta plan for paperless EHR
  Saskatchewan’s HQC appoints new CEO
  Health records lost en route to B.C.
  Ontario clinic to use ZoomMed for e-prescribing
  23andMe launches web service for genetic info
  ART secures orders for molecular imaging system
  Heart and stroke researchers build new EMR
  Toronto-area hospitals go live with web portals

December 6, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 23
  GE Healthcare wins orders for cyclotrons in Canada
  Telus to acquire Emergis for $763-million
  N.B. unwraps advanced, $85-million hospital
  Alberta adds 14 projects to telehealth network
  CIHI publishes mortality rates in hospitals
  Apology Act passes in Manitoba legislature
  3M and Prudential Consulting to market solutionsPatient flow
  Calgary selects Medworxx for utilization management
  St. Michael’s Hospital makes more data public
  Manitoba announces $40 million for home care
  Steven Huesing accorded lifetime achievement award

November 22, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 22
  Health IT achievers honoured at Toronto gala
  VON launches patient monitoring program
  Online social networking helps diabetes patients
  Healthcare IT leaders shine at CIPA banquet
  Tom Closson to be appointed OHA president
  Online diabetes health classes now available
  Alberta Diabetes Institute called state-of-the-art
  MediSolution offers solutions for outcomes data
  Shriners system to implement McKesson PACS
  Site to deliver medical exams over the net

November 8, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 21
  Canadian EMR evaluation site goes live
  NB releases Personal Health info report
  Nfld region starts checks of DI reports
  Xwave sets up physician advisory board
  BC funds Terry Fox R&D centre with $30 million
  Medication errors send thousands to hospital
  Health Council releases prescribing report
  Visual database will be available via NLM
  TEGH speeds up diagnoses for cancer imaging
  Software spots signs of fetal distress

October 25, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 20
  Osler chooses SolCom for records management
  B.C. implements web-based reporting tool
  Google to launch online health platform
  Additional ASP solutions chosen by OntarioMD
  DI dept. at North York General acquires VR
  Champlain LHIN appoints e-Health CIO
  AMD devises telehealth kit for first-responders
  Sunnybrook employs ultrasound in pain clinic
  New alerting system for ventilated kids
  Videos help residents perform invasive techniques
  McGill hospitals select Opera for OR management
  Nuance to acquire test-results specialist Vocada

October 11, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 19
  $36 million iDAPT project officially launched
  Web portal helps Canadians care for loved ones
  Healthscreen signs e-prescribing system agreement
  ClearScribe licenses Drugmagnet e-prescribing
  VIHA buys direct radiography from IDC
  Information on hospital sites questioned
  Ontario haptic technology project funded
  St. Paul’s implants heart pumps in patients
  Microsoft launches online health record
  Aliant gives videophones to Atlantic Health Sciences

September 27, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 18
  Clinician e-health support network launched
  SIMS adds four healthcare organizations
  Goderich hospital connects to hi-speed DI network
  Researchers test on-line drug services
  Rural centre deploys point-of-care lab tests
  U of Calgary nursing students train on e_records
  EBM for nurses at point-of-care
  Manning Award given to eHealth developer
  Winnipeg centre to acquire new gamma knife
  Healthscreen wins EMR deal for group practice

September 12, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 17
  N.B. awards contracts for eHealth system
  Expansion kicks-off at Mount Sinai Hospital
  $700 million for Aging at Home program
  Healthscreen expands into Alberta
  Orillia Family Health selects Clinicare
  Medical Tronik to handle Carestream in Quebec
  Zimmer to buy Orthosoft for $50 million
  Hospitals in central Ontario together acquire PACS
  Ontario’s wait time system wins award
  Emergis partners with Rx Canada
  ConnexOntario services unveiled in London
  Procura to buy home health assets from 3M

August 9, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 15
  BC to invest $100 million in healthcare innovation
  BC announces preliminary EMR vendors
  Molecular imaging collaborative gets the green light
  Capital District to run patient satisfaction survey
  Nightingale receives VCUR certification in Alberta
  Misys sells its hospital EHR divisions
  Healthscreen acquires Johnson Lake Software
  Capital Health’s first surgical robot joins the staff
  Two Ontario hospitals choose BizTalk
  French companies to offer telemedicine in Canada
  NWT to provide docs and allied workers with EMR

July 26, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 14
  Dual-source CT installed at Vancouver General
  Smooth entry of patients from ambulance to hospital
  SAS Canada expands expertise in the west
  Eceptionist’s scheduling solution selected by Infoway
  Just three companies on Alberta’s latest list
  Aboriginal health data centre is launched
  Ontario funds research into value of medications
  Campaign targets poor penmanship by docs
  New study confirms value of home dialysis
  UHN wins McKesson International Award

July 12, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 13
  BC invests $15 million to produce tracers for PET
  Project will examine use of IT in home care
  Emergis acquires Unikoan, Ontario health IT company
  Nightingale integrates Cissec’s technology
  New VP of privacy and security at SSHA
  Microsoft to open software R&D centre in BC
  Sunnybrook announces new president & CEO
  Manitoba invests $2 million in IT pilot projects
  Dalhousie prof to head global study on med error

June 28, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 12
  GE wins $30 million contract in Abbotsford
  Vancouver General to acquire surgical robot
  Dieter Pagani to lead Agfa’s enterprise group
  PROOF will test, showcase doctor’s office IT
  River Valley extends tele-mental health program
  Osler Health to use Medworxx for training
  Two Quebec City hospitals opt for Crescendo
  UK’s director of health IT calls it quits
  Nova Scotia pilots EMR system in ambulances
  IBM provides Philips with disaster recovery services

June 14, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 11
  Northern Health centralizes dictation, transcription
  St. Michael’s to integrate paper records with EHR
  Calgary radiologists install general and portable DR
  Ontario announces healthcare award winners
  New CEO, executive appointments at Healthscreen
  St. Joseph’s London featured in Sicko
  Community health provider gets mobile technology
  BlackBerry solution aimed at home care workers
  IBM donates software to track spread of disease
  Nightingale announces five new contract wins
  U of A grad student designs “Virtual Liver”

May 24, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 10
  Calgary awards contract to CGI for info exchange
  Providence Health chooses Misys for LIS
  Sault Ste-Marie goes with IMPAX for PACS
  New CEO announced for Baycrest
  IBM wireless technology goes into Jewish General
  VisualMED to be deployed over Internet
  Durham College to provide e-Learning for nurses
  Osler Health purchases entire Picis software suite
  Purkinje honoured for e-prescribing module by TEPR
  Sudbury Regional Hospital installs new data centre

May 10, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 9
  BC hospitals expand in Victoria, Kelowna, Vernon
  SickKids opens state-of-the-art cardiac unit
  Ontario starts planning for new hospital in Vaughan
  EMIS Canada hires new chief operating officer
  New CEO for the New Women’s College Hospital
  Ontario to publicize more medical error data
  Manitoba acquires image-guided linear accelerator
  IHTSDO acquires SNOMED, Infoway joins board
  Toronto firm to bring Egyptian hospital up to speed
  Infoway signs drug-info systems agreement
  Carestream establishes centres of excellence

April 26, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 8
  Peterborough buys Philips DI gear in $13 million deal
  B.C. announces $148 million for provincial EHR
  Manitoba launches $150 million eHealth project
  Ontario expands use of hydro to carry health data
  Provinces given “F” for cardio wait-times
  Fell quits LHIN, cites slow pace of computerization
  Emergis wins new EHR contracts in Montreal
  Calgary makes breakthrough in MRI-guided surgery
  AOL founder Steve Case launches eHealth site
  Capital Health acquires tech for neonatal screening

April 12, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 7
  Rural hospitals link to high-powered DI network
  Nightingale to provide EMR to 20 Ontario clinics
  Ontario invests $114 million in new Brampton hospital
  Purkinje provides clinical solution to Quebec region
  More hospitals asked to join safety campaign
  Sunnybrook’s surgical infections reduced by 40%
  Feds fund nurse mentoring program in BC
  Nurse shortage leads to bed closures in Saskatchewan
  Shimadzu buys Canadian RIS/PACS developer
  Quebec company wins OR contract at Paris hospitals
  Dean of medicine confirmed at the U of Ottawa

March 29, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 6
  Federal budget pumps $400 million into Infoway
  Ontario budget puts $64 million into e-Health
  Manitoba launches French telehealth service
  Wait-times data council created in Ontario
  Self-medicating patients guide each other on web
  Internet drugs blamed in BC woman’s death
  Multi-lingual kiosks tested in emergency rooms
  Advanced SPECT/CT installed at Capital Health
  Alberta docs’ agreement would re-start POSP funding
  New solution allows hospitals to keep HR in-house
  SickKids implements novel pathology PACS

March 15, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 5
  Capital Health launches project to improve access
  SickKids notifies study participants of stolen laptop
  BC issues RFP for EMR vendors
  VIHA signs $11 million agreement with GE
  Kodak approved for digital mammo in Canada
  BC announces new surgical registry
  Montreal hospitals score low on accessibility
  HealthWare to offer Mac-based software in Canada
  Purkinje releases new hosted solution for doctors
  CHT launches White Paper section on website

February 22, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 4
  Agfa to build physician portals for hospitals
  Infoway inks deals for Drug Information Systems
  Sunnybrook and OntarioMD team up for My Chart
  3M and SoftMed complete merger
  Nightingale to acquire VantageMed
  32 new projects enhance telehealth in Alberta
  CHIMA and B Sharp partner on data quality tool
  New CEO of Smart Systems for Health Agency
  Saskatchewan and Alberta to use COACH guidelines
  EHR will improve healthcare for Toronto’s homeless

February 8, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 3
  Health system analysis stymied by poor data
  BC to increase spending on health innovation
  Dr. Danny Sands becomes Cisco’s medical IT director
  Web solution launched for scleroderma research
  Healthscreen to acquire Medical Telecom Corp.
  New oncology centre to be built in Laval
  Survey will poll doctors on use of IT
  Doug McVeigh appointed VP of Adjuvant
  Intelligent home will help elderly patients
  $8.3 million for Ottawa Heart Institute

January 25, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 2
  CAR to track DI equipment with new database
  Feds announce project for pediatric wait times
  3D medical imaging integrated into EMR
  MedSenses and Medworxx join forces
  $27 million invested in hybrid imaging project
  Kodak to expand RIS development team in PEI
  Vancouver to use grid storage for cardiology images
  Osler selects Siemens Canada as long-term partner
  COACH and telehealth society become partners

January 11, 2007 - Volume 4, Number 1
  Emergis to deploy EHR across Montreal region
  SSHA riddled with problems, operational review finds
  Trillium Health announces new president and CEO
  Interior Health obtains solution for LTC placements
  Pilot to study use of GPS in diabetes care
  Nightingale expands services to U.S. care provider
  Cdn Forces health IT to use InterSystems
  Standalone orthopedic centre for Edmonton
  OMA requests ban on “entertainment” ultrasounds

December 21, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 24
  Canada’s first long-term mechanical heart implant
  Online tool for Ontarians with kidney disease
  Canadian intelligent technology network launched
  Ottawa Hospital family docs select Nightingale
  Queensway Carleton acquires patient-flow solution
  Sunnybrook cancer centre gets oncology PACS
  Kirby to probe accuracy of Ontario wait-time data
  PharmaNet expands throughout BC hospitals
  Newfoundland begins primary care IT project
  X-ray overdoses alleged in Ontario

December 7, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 23
  CHITTA/COACH gala celebrates IT excellence
  Toshiba to equip advanced cardiac facility
  Telemedicine network is officially launched
  AMD Telemedicine splits into two businesses
  Sunnybrook site for cardio imaging, intervention
  Gift enables hospital to acquire Vocera badges
  UHN, Mount Sinai benefit from wireless ultrasound
  Kingston surpasses wait reporting requirements
  Quebec regions and Agfa reach DI agreement
  Grey Bruce DI network expands

November 23, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 22
  Demand grows in Canada for Philips iSite PACS
  Advanced surgical telehealth & training centre opens
  Break-in results in theft of patients' health data
  Two healthcare projects win CIPA prizes
  Montfort Hospital activates Oacis EMPI
  2,100 more docs apply for IT funding in Ontario
  Public in favour of EMRs, but want protection
  Xwave allies with Vocera Communications
  Private surgical centre selects Ormed solution
  Visiphor wins Microsoft award for integration solution
  Quick uptake of EMRs in Nova Scotia
  Moshe Safdie to design McGill superhospital

November 9, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 21
  New mental health hospital is completely wireless
  Sarah Muttitt confirmed as Infoway VP
  Sick Kids launches online referral system
  Montreal hospitals given tech funding
  $50 million donated to Mount Sinai Hospital
  Chyma tool adopted by leading hospital
  Study finds high rate of medication errors
  Canada’s primary care rated behind others
  Online education for nurses is available

October 26, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 20
  Capital Health investigates MRI wait times
  Saskatchewan to launch provincial PACS
  Hamilton/Niagara has new eHealth chief
  Wolf Medical selected for EMR pilot in Newfoundland
  Toronto-based health IT network expands
  ICC HealthNet clinics install Clinicare
  Hospital for Sick Kids implements Avega
  Website launched for orthopaedics in Alberta
  Site launched for Canadian breast cancer survivors
  Manitoba expands program for networking docs

October 12, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 19
  Don Newsham appointed CEO of COACH
  Ottawa announces $8.1 million for NurseOne portal
  BC chooses Sun Micro for health IT projects
  Saskatchewan to install surgical scheduling systems
  Ontario picks McKesson to analyze surgical services
  Capital Health: centre for pediatric mechanical heart
  CHUM extends PACS relationship with Agfa
  Quovadx and xwave partner to provide solutions
  Medtech companies among Canada’s fastest growing
  IDC signs agreement with Toshiba Canada

September 21, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 18
  New CEO takes the helm at Momentum Healthware
  IBM wins B.C. contract for surveillance system
  Smart System's Mike Connolly set to retire
  Over 20% of physicians use an EHR: study
  DINMAR to develop eHealth plan for Champlain LHIN
  Mauricie and Centre-du-Quebec selects MediSolution
  Cdn Society of Telehealth now producing podcasts
  Emergis’ pharmacy software to be used at U of T
  Kodak to market Canadian system in Europe
  Cambridge hospital uses ROAM for remote access

September 7, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 17
  St. Mary’s to develop regional cardiac database
  RSHIP places large order for KODAK systems
  Alberta regions get $150 million for equipment
  Business accelerator receives $1.19 million
  $3.5 million for Siemens Institute for Advanced Med
  Vancouver doctors prepare for clinical IT
  Dutch researchers create interactive, 3D imaging
  California considers ‘Canadianizing’ its healthcare
  $56 million invested in Montreal cancer centre
  New president named for Cardinal Health Canada

August 24, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 16
  Project gives pharmacists access to patient records
  N.B. to use MEDcontinuum in all health regions
  Hôpital Montfort selects Crescendo for dictation
  New CEO named for the NLCHI
  HMMS implements advanced transaction sets
  Centre for Determinants of Health gets $4 million
  Olympus launches unit to serve Canadian market
  Child’s heart valve replaced using catheter
  New Alberta Children’s Hospital set to open

August 10, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 15
  Capital Health to use Epic for ambulatory EMRs
  Infoway negotiates preferred agreements for DI
  Stolen PC contained thousands of personal records
  Microsoft buys healthcare I.T. company in U.S.
  Pathology service expands frontiers of lab medicine
  Manitoba to test the use of physician networks
  U.S. hospital quality web site to expand
  HIMSS and Internet2 announce collaboration
  BC publicizes results of inpatient experience survey
  Atlantic Health Sciences chooses Eclipsys EHR

July 27, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 14
  Toronto East Network opts for Agfa’s DI solution
  BC clinic to use CMA-backed software
  Intelerad signs 35 new sites in Ontario
  CCHIT certifies ambulatory EMRs in United States
  York U's Ric Irving next president of HIMSS Ontario
  CST selects Clinidata exec as new Vice President
  US healthcare IT spending increasing, AHA says
  Labour & delivery redeveloped at Mount Sinai
  Report finds that medication errors are prevalent
  Info key to Ontario’s healthcare quality improvement

July 13, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 13
  Emergis to acquire DINMAR, developer of Oacis
  U of C chooses EMIS for Dept. of Medicine
  Grand River opts for Quovadx solutions
  Med2020, AdapCS collaborate on solutions
  Ed Brown new CEO at Ontario Telehealth Network
  Cancer Care Ontario chooses Initiate EMPI
  N.B. opens $28-million neuro rehab centre
  Questions raised about X-ray safety
  CEO of Sask’s Health Quality Council recognized
  Nurses’ association creates online portal

June 22, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 12
  Ontario government to invest $1 billion in hospitals
  Pharmacy network to be implemented in Nfld
  Alzheimer’s film available as teaching tool
  IDC Xaminer in production, commences shipping
  Telus packages ePocrates with Treo for docs
  Michael Decter resigns as Health Council chair
  Canadian team to compete for Imagine Cup
  Project connects Windsor hospital with Huron Lodge
  U.S. oil baron gives $2 million to Calgary researchers
  MHI performs endoscopic cardiac surgery

June 8, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 11
  $37 million gift for cardiology at UHN
  Infoway team to help docs and nurses computerize
  Ottawa Hospital to automate supply chain using GHX
  Capital Health opens $2-million gastro centre
  Women’s and children’s institute for Edmonton
  McGill’s new med dean is techno-savvy
  New med school receives donation from Pfizer
  Health Quality Council made a health authority
  New chair for Saskatchwan’s HQC
  TEPR awards recognize outstanding applications

May 25, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 10
  New electronic tools for mental health and addictions
  Healthscreen to merge with AIM Health Group
  e-Therapeutics released, for doctors and pharmacists
  CBay Systems expands into Canada and the UK
  British Columbia expands PharmaNet
  Canada to work with other nations on HIT issues
  N.B. invests $3 million in mobile-MRI unit
  U.S. House urges DOD, VA to use common EHR
  Foothills acquires LMS risk management suite
  Agfa preferred vendor in 2 Quebec DI projects 

May 11, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 9
  eHealth Collaboratory aims to improve EMRs
  Ontario’s Grey Bruce chooses Kodak for PACS
  Quebec to speed up development of EMRs
  BC expands telemedicine for thoracic surgeons
  Quebec approves 18 new computerization projects
  Trillium chooses Carefx to aggregate patient data
  First Alberta users of Practice Solutions
  Guess who passed Alberta’s VCUR testing?
  Atlantic Health employs IT solution for diabetes
  BC Council for high-performance medicine created

April 20, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 8
  New scheduling software in Saskatchewan  
  Canada lags G7 in use of interventional radiology
  Infoway given ‘thumbs up’ at mid-term evaluation
  Private surgery clinic emerges in BC
  Baycrest hosts international telehealth broadcast
  BC doctors to vote on province-wide EMRs
  600 docs now part of Ontario’s IT program
  Capital Health opens four new Primary Care Networks
  Massachusetts has new plan to fund healthcare
  Sunnybrook implements wireless infrastructure
  NS hospitals said to be 96 percent filmless

April 6, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 7
  Canada’s most powerful MRI installed in London  
  Two 64-slice CT scanners acquired by Royal Jubilee
  Alberta invests $54 million to reduce wait times
  Growth in Alberta puts pressure on hospitals
  Purkinje appoints new vice president
  Survey shows significant rate of incorrect diagnoses
  Former judge gets 5 years for hospital fraud
  Two provinces fund Lloydminster CT
  Mexico adopts modified version of VistA
  N.S. marks EMR implementation in 34 hospitals

March 23, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 6
  Alberta pumps $116 million into EMR development 
  New service provider for BC Nurseline
  New CIO appointed at Mount Sinai Hospital
  Prince Edward Island set to deploy drug info system
  Hospital Logistics selects Teranet for data services
  $30 million for cardiac care at St. Boniface
  Philips to acquire cardio systems developer Witt
  WorldHeart implants device in human patient
  Medworxx to acquire Continuum solutions

March 9, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 5
  Sunnybrook patients to access their e-records 
  BC mistakenly sells health record tapes
  Cliff Nordal president/CEO of London Health Sciences
  New telehealth sites opened across Saskatchewan
  Manitoba website offers improved wait-time data
  Google announces global disease monitoring plan
  U.S. doctors to establish performance measures
  Microsoft user-group announces IT award winners
  Eastern Ontario hospitals have EMPI up and running
  U.S. group offers ‘best practices’ for CPOE

February 23, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 4
  B.C. announces plan for online laboratory network
  Eclipsys implemented at Osler Health Centre
  Medworxx signs new hospitals for e-learning
  Archiving solution assists regional DI network
  Nuance to buy Dictaphone for US$357 million
  First DataBank offers solution to streamline CPOE
  On The Go acquires Island Corp.
  Canadians need quality, not just quicker healthcare
  Canada approves Fuji CR for mammography
Newfoundland & Labrador to create province-wide PACS

February 9, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 3
  B.C. invests $60 million in hip and knee procedures
  Ontario DI clinics acquire Direct Radiography
  NB website will provide info on surgical access
  Bell Canada donates $150,000 to Children’s Hospital
  Nightingale supplies EMR to Alabama institute
  Ontario targets $96 million for ER/ICU strategy
  Florida web site discloses data on individual hospitals
  British health tech incubator seeks Canadian partners
  B.C. has top performing provincial health system

January 26, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 2
  PEI to develop EHR for Islanders
  Nightingale inks pact with hearing, speech centres
  Nightingale to acquire U.S. healthcare IT company
  Manitoba initiates pilot to improve choice of DI tests
  Epocrates customizes products for Canada
  Epocrates launches new decision support tool
  Elsevier’s iCONSULT offered as part of Epic EMRs
  Edmonton called ‘Heart Transplant Capital of Canada
  Dinmar and AdapCS collaborate to reduce wait times
  Ontario centres add lab, prescription modules

January 12, 2006 - Volume 3, Number 1
  Humber River OK'd for 700-bed high-tech hospital  
  N.B. To invest $90 million in hospitals and equipment
  Sunnybrook to double size of ER and trauma unit
  PACS solution at rural hospital includes teleradiology
  Dispute over delivery of hospital services in Montreal
  Provinces move to ensure quality of mammography
  Ontario licenses facility for cataract procedures
  New President and CEO for St. Peter’s Health System

December 22, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 24
  Marafioti, Hooper discuss eHealth at ITAC Ontario
  St. Elizabeth provides web solution to First Nations
  SAS Canada establishes healthcare advisory council
  PointClickCare wins major U.S. contract
  Sunnybrook chooses Sentillion for single sign-on
  Private MRI clinic opens in Winnipeg
  Ontario announces 31 new family health teams
  Clinical software receives Alberta certification
  Nephrology centre at Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital
  New Bridgepoint Hospital gets OK from province

December 8, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 23
  TELUS signs outsourcing deal with Hamilton Health
  Health informatics gala celebrates IT excellence
  Nova Scotia to acquire six MRIs from GE Healthcare
  Niagara Health hospitals to install Agfa’s latest PACS
  Kingston General implements wireless solutions
  St. Paul’s invests $5.25-million in Heart Centre
  CIHI releases new length-of-stay data
  Nightingale signs on new physician groups in Ontario
  Ontario seeks to improve quality of healthcare data
  Results of research funding competition announced

November 24, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 22
  Quebec government to invest $22 million in PET
  Nightingale to acquire HealtheNet and Scribes  
  Quebec City chooses MediSolution for pharmacy IT
  Diane Beattie discusses aspects of regional PACS
  UHN’s Matt Anderson named CIO of the year
  CHITTA merges with ITAC, creates stronger group
  Third private MRI clinic set to open in Calgary
  North York General opts for Emerald software
  Cost overrun issue at super-hospitals in Montreal
  Montreal Heart Institute gets $3.5 million for new gear

November 10, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 21
  $6.5 million announced for pediatric PACS in Ontario
  xwave and GE to deliver software to Ontario docs
  Anne Trafford appointed CIO at St. Michael’s Hospital
  Montreal Heart Institute expands research centre
  York Central PACS will join region-wide DI network
  New hospital planned for Markham-Stouffville
  North York General automates workforce with Kronos
  Ontario Hospitals Report Performance Results in SAS
  Canadians share health expertise with the Middle East
  Medworxx adds single sign-on and portal technology

October 20, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 20
  Alberta commits $ 1.4 billion to reduce wait times
  NRC Centre to spur Manitoba’s biomed entrepreneurs
  Wait times web site for Nova Scotians
  Sarah Kramer outlines Ontario’s wait time strategy
  Philips completes integration of Stentor's PACS
  Trillium chooses IBM to help integrate patient records
  Waterloo health clinics to use Nightingale software
  GHX and Neoforma announce agreement to merge
  St. Joe’s Hamilton selects Dictaphone for applications
  N.B. announces $3.54 million for med equipment

October 6, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 19
  Saskatchewan launches provincial pharma system
  Clinidata preferred vendor for BC nurse line
  GE Healthcare to acquire IDX Systems
  37% of Albertans experienced medical error: Survey
  Ottawa Hospital implements first all-Java EMR
  MRI specialist recruited for imaging lab in Canada

September 22, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 18
  Capital Health creates alliance with Philips
  Dave Wattling to chair Momentum Healthware board
  Ontario body to report on healthcare performance
  NS announces plans to purchase five MRIs
  New $104 million hospital for Truro, N.S.
  UK developer of physician IT comes to Canada
  Nightingale signs EMR contract with Latner Centre

September 8, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 17
  Windsor and region to standardize on SolCom
  Royal Ottawa Hospital introduces medication system
  LHSC’s Tony Dagnone announces retirement
  Emergis to negotiate with Nfld for drug system
  Hamilton to install Canon DR systems
  Head of new biomed engineering school announced

August 25, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 16
  New laboratory will advance healthcare technology
  Ontario hospitals sign on for Medworxx
  BC’s PHSA implements SharePoint solution
  3M Canada and SoftMed announce strategic alliance
  21 more organizations opt for Ormed's solutions
  Nova Scotia to license Nightingale applications

August 11, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 15
  Calgary chooses MediSolution for community care
  Alberta to create province-wide PACS network
  Vancouver Coastal Health goes live on IDX Carecast
  Government of Canada appoints wait times advisor
  British Columbia acquires PET/CT technology
  U.S. health IT network would cost US$156 billion

July 28, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 14
  Calgary Health and U of C to develop wireless solutions
  Jim Stewart moves to 3M’s supply chain business
  Calgary suffers lab system snafu
  Nova Scotia aims at province-wide PACS
  Vancouver Coastal awards contract to Sentillion
  Sick Kids receives $23 million for cardio unit

July 14, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 13
  DINMAR and Sun create R&D centre for healthcare IT
  Shriners to keep orthopedic hospital in Montreal
  Philips to acquire PACS specialist Stentor
  Healthcare IT exec Gary Folker joins xwave
  NORTH Network opts for Agfa PACS
Clinicare installs IT solution at Fraser Health site

June 23, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 12
  Alberta pumps $2.6 million into telehealth network
  Edmonton area launches primary care network
  Heart Institute connects with patients at home
  N.B., Nova Scotia to acquire PET scanners
  Ontario PACS report aims at province-wide network
  Momentum Healthware invests $10M in software R&D

June 9, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 11
  Mount Sinai Hospital selects HP Canada for IT outsourcing
  McGuinty government adds $154 million to five clinical areas
  Allstream provides RFID solution to Hospital Logistics
  IBM allies with Bycast to supply grid storage solution
  $9.5 million cardiac care centre at St. Boniface General Hospital
  Infoway to promote Open Source for interoperability

May 26, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 10
  QE II implements new tool for wait list management
  Canadian Healthcare Technology launches IT survey
  Bell provides $10 million for telemedicine in Montreal
  Eclipsys Sunrise activated at Calgary Health Region
  Congress decimates VA’s IT budget
  Sick Kids brings telehealth service to Trinidad

May 12, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 9
  Infoway to cover 75 percent of project costs
  Chatham and Windsor create IT company
  London chosen for $108 million children’s hospital
  CIO announced for Niagara region LHIN
  Accenture to acquire Capgemini’s health practice
  Web site tracks quality of cancer care in Ontario

April 21, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 8
  New $500 million ambulatory training centre at U of A
  Nursing training centre planned for Edmonton
  N.B. chooses Sentillion for access management
  Ontario announces 52 family health teams
  Report spots problems in VA’s health IT plans
  Alberta’s budget increases spending on healthcare

April 7, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 7
  Saskatchewan expands use of Procura for HC
  B.C. surgical wait list in error by 14 percent
  U.S. web site compares hospital-care quality
  Alberta health records go missing
  3-way alliance struck for community care systems
  Harvard and Beth Israel create ‘virtual patient’

March 24, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 6
  Purkinje merges with U.S.-based Wellinx
  Rise Healthware to merge with Med Access Inc.
  Osler’s Bob Bell moving to the United Kingdom
  Infoway to invest $1.8 million in Quebec projects
  Bell Canada donates $500,000 to CSTAR
  Bridgepoint and North York CCAC join IT partnership

March 10, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 5
  BC’s PHSA opts for Eclipsys systems
  BC Cancer Agency opens $95 million R&D centre
  West receives $8 million for chronic disease systems
  Study finds 50% medication error rate
  $100 million public health surveillance strategy

February 24, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 4
  Eight Montréal hospital sites choose Oacis for EHR
  Capital Health selects Agfa for region-wide PACS
  Kodak unveils CareStream solutions at HIMSS
  Sherbrooke blazes web connectivity trail using Misys
  Philips ready to go with Xtenity EMR for hospitals

February 10, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 3
  Trillium launches Project THINK, using advanced I.T.
  Montreal hospital selects GHX for e-commerce
  Ontario announces $120 million for MRI and CT
  London Drugs implements DigitalPersona for sign-on
  SAP Labs Canada doubles its workforce in Montréal
  LHSC and St. Joe’s integrate images, voice and data

January 27, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 2
  Lockheed wins second phase of DND contract
  New centre for women’s health in Eastern Ontario
  dbMotion establishes North American subsidiary
  Observers speculate on who may replace UHN’s Closson
  MS-HUG announces finalists in annual awards
  Sunnybrook to promote Continuity of Care Record (CCR)

January 13, 2005 - Volume 2, Number 1
  Alberta’s orthopedic surgeons select Nightingale’s EMR
  Hamilton hospitals to use Medworxx for education
  Ontario creates web site to report LTC quality
  Duke hospital rolls out CPOE system
  Private centre in Montreal offers PET/CT
  Canada Health Infoway invests $1.4 million in NeCST
  UHN, Mount Sinai and MDS Labs create web access system

December 23, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 21
  Montreal Neuro and Siemens create advanced tech hub
  BC to invest $35 million in new medical technologies
  AccessPt provides integration solution for Hamilton hospitals
  IBM to develop disease warning IT system in Winnipeg
  N.S. to add four new MRIs
  Internet-based diabetes management tops traditional technique

December 9, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 20
  N.B. government to spend $16.1 million on medical equipment
  BC to expand PharmaNet system
  $2 million invested in new primary care centres
  45 Family Health Teams may be approved early in 2005
  Continuum solutions gains new hospital users
  Nova Scotia expands provincial PACS capabilities

November 25, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 19
  Ontario to invest $50 million in MRIs, CTs
  Hitachi to market MRIs in Canada
  Report on Thunder Bay hospital cost overruns
  Telus to acquire Adcom
  City women’s hospital named after Lois Hole
  Hospitals and community care centres create joint CIO

November 11, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 18
  CMA Holdings acquires physician software company
  Saskatchewan to invest $66 million in equipment
  WHO announces effort for patient safety
  Baycrest leads $1.5 million study on CPOE
  Leading vendors launch EHR association
  Eclipsys to purchase Canadian RIS company

October 28, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 17
  Nova Scotia to announce suppliers for physician IT
  Brampton's P3 hospital goes forward
  Alberta urged to create  patient safety hospital
  Saskatchewan requires error reporting
  Dinmar to supply patient index for Eastern Ontario
  Family docs, pharmacists test drug database

October 14, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 16
  Sunnybrook launches tele-homecare for diabetes
reation of IHE Canada is officially announced

  Cedara completes acquisition of eMed Technologies
  U.S. healthcare system in a shambles

September 30, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 15
  Healthscreen opens medical clinics in Loblaws outlets
  Grey Bruce Health chooses Xenos to link hospitals with docs
  NBGH first northern hospital to join eCHN
  $18M gift for Institute of Public Health
  $1 million chair in health informatics announced at UW

September 16, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 14
  Ontario government announces new health results team
  Mount Sinai Hospital opens informatics centre
  Winnipeg ERs urged to use more staff and computer systems
  U.S. healthcare IT leaders form new alliance for ePrescribing
  Medworxx offers hospitals a new solution for training

August 26, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 13
  Alberta health regions to install new Meditech systems
  UHN physicians enter medication orders online
  Osler inks deal with Teranet for disaster planning
  CMA provides website service to Canadian doctors
  VIHA hires new chief executive officer

August 12, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 12
  NORTH Network to receive $5.7 million
  UHN and Toronto CCAC share data
  Oct. 15 set as deal deadline for Brampton P3
  Cogient allies with AssistMed, creates improved EMR

July 29, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 11
  BC set to go with new P3 hospitals
  Ottawa Hospital reinforces commitment to patient safety
  Calgary hospitals add OR management to anesthesia software
  Ontario announces $469.5 million in new funding for hospitals

July 15, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 10
  Interior Health invests $12 million in PACS
  Canada Health Infoway appoints physician advisor
  VON Canada's Ontario wing switches to Procura
  Jewish General gets go-ahead for $53.4 million expansion
UHN network supplied by Toronto Hydro Telecom

June 24, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 9
  Bloorview opts for PM system from Cognos
  New magazine for physician office IT announced
  Baycrest among first nursing homes to use CPOE
  CST Announces Roberta Hildebrand as Executive Director
  Ottawa Hospital to re-tender expansion

June 10, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 8
  Winnipeg set to launch healthcare tech incubator
  Stentor PACS at Children’s & Women’s
  St. Thomas automates performance management
  Ontario to fund northern hospital development
  Ottawa supports assistive technology in BC

May 27, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 7
  Ontario budget aims to reduce healthcare wait times
  Wescom’s RAI-HC selected for Ontario-wide usage
  Tug-of-war breaks out for Shriners Hospital
  CIHI names Glenda Yeates as new president and CEO

May 13, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 6
  IHE 'steamroller' rallies support in Canada
Sentillion appoints Sarah Graham as Canadian VP
Infoway signs arrangement for client registries
Capital Health to develop health IT with TELUS, HP

April 29, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 5
  Montreal super-hospitals pass technical review
Trois-Rivières selects Purkinje's Dossier
Business intelligence apps for hospitals
Calgary group suffers setback in UK

April 19, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 4
  Alberta approves six vendors for physician IT
Nightingale buys OpenX Technologies
U.S. hospitals raise $221 million on TSX
Ontario hospitals to develop health portal

March 25, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 3
  $32.5 million pumped into high-tech med centre
Canadian hospitals buy 64-slice CTs
McVeigh leads Infohealth's IT consulting in Canada
Tele-radiology announced for northern Manitoba

March 11, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 2
  Ontario implements healthcare IT data centres
Ottawa Hospital selects Web-based Oacis EHR
Calgary picks Logibec for patient scheduling
OpTx purchased for US$18 million

February 26, 2004 - Volume 1, Number 1
  Sick Kids creates leading-edge cardiac centre
Epic Partnership with repercussions for Canada
Major healthcare installation of tablet PCs
New chief appointed for Canada Health Infoway
  Six health centres in Quebec City select Medisolution