Public Health Ontario’s CIO diagnoses how messy big data can be

Most CIOs get asked questions about how quickly a new software program will be deployed or what it will cost to outsource parts of their IT infrastructure. For Jim Tom, it’s more like

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Shane Schick

IoT not A-OK? Ask these tech experts

The Internet of Things is supposed to be a good idea. Pervasive connection to everyone and everything in your life, never being out of reach for even a millisecond, constantly bombarded with messages

Published on: May 20th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Calgary imaging company scores big win with U.S. agency

An Alberta-based Web and mobile diagnostic imaging specialist is at the centre of a huge new contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD enterprise image viewer technology

Published on: May 15th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

BlackBerry invests in health vertical

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said there's still life left in the struggling handset maker. He made a move to strengthen it by putting money into a U.S. cloud-based clinical information software and

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus grabs another EMR provider

Telus Corp. is determined to be the leading telecom carrier in offering health-related applications and services. The Buraby, B.C. company showed it again by announcing Monday its Telus Heath division has bought a Kelowna,

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Mobile strategy helps deliver healthcare to Ontario’s elderly

A healthcare delivery professional arrived at the residence of a patient to find the elderly man missing on a freezing winter day, and his daughter distraught and unable to find him. This sort

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SAP partners with Vancouver health care data startup

As more medical devices become network enabled they are expected to generate reams of data that need to be analyzed by clinicians and researchers. Looking to get a bigger piece of the spending

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Canadian health care analytics ‘still in teen years,’ conference told

In southern Ontario a number of local health authorities are pooling data on millions of patients to create a huge repository of information that can be queried to help doctors and nurses  being

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Ontario hospital learns that bandaging IT doesn’t work

There's an old British saying that goes 'penny wise and pound foolish.' A southern Ontario hospital found that out the hard way three years ago when it decided not to follow an IT

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Howard Solomon