Search Tag: Canada

ICU Management


2013 03 Apr

Organ donation in Ontario is significantly less common at large general hospitals than at hospitals with clinical programs for transplant recipients, which points to missed opportunities to optimize organ donation, according to a study published in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ). To understand whether organ donation rates differed...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 15 Mar

Author Prof. David Koff Chair, Department of Radiology McMaster University Chief of Diagnostic Imaging Hamilton Health Sciences Hamilton, Canada Editorial Board Member IMAGING Management There are 2100 radiologists in Canada. Approximately 90 residents graduate each year in Canada. The number of Canadian Resident Matching...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 07 May

Albertans living with heart failure will have their conditions monitore from home as part of a new home health care pilot project in Alberta, Canada,  a collaboration between the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, GE Healthcare and GE Canada. Canadian provinces are exploring new models of care to address issues around capacity for...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 17 May

A recently published study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research looks at the appropriateness of spinal imaging in Canada, against a background of increasing costs of diagnostic imaging, and the need to find efficiencies.  An estimated 50–80 percent of the adult population will experience spine related complaints such as low back...Read more

ICU Management


2015 01 Oct

A panel of experts (InterEPID) has released a new Canadian guideline for the diagnosis and management of blood clots, specifically iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in the groin and thigh. The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), was developed by a team of haematologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists,...Read more

Health Management


2016 05 Jan

Beginning in 1996, hospitals in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area started coming together to form Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), a family of seven hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and South Central Ontario, Canada. HHS is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves...Read more

ICU Management


2015 31 Dec

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ICU Management


2015 31 Dec

A Quality Improvement Initiative The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines knowledge translation (KT) as:“a dynamic and iterative process that includes the synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 30 Nov

Canada is the latest country to set up an initiative to address radiation safety, with the announcement of Canada Safe Imaging. A coalition of key stakeholders is working on the formal launch of Canada Safe Imaging in the coming months, to address the need for a national strategy and action plan relating to radiation safety for medical imaging care...Read more

ICU Management


2016 20 Sep

Four risk factors comprise an easy-to-remember, objective, and practical Risk Scale that has been developed by a group of Canadian researchers to predict mortality risk at time of ICU admission in patients aged over 80. The researchers hope that following validation the Risk Scale can be used to inform decision-making in these patients, and thus close...Read more

Health Management


2016 13 Nov

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Health Management


2016 13 Nov

  Overview   Managing a supply chain efficiently and effectively is tremendously challenging in any industry. Time and financial constraints combined with operational dependency on inputs to produce outputs required by buyers is extremely difficult. A publicly-funded supply chain, as in Canada’s healthcare industry, makes it even harder...Read more

Health Management


2016 13 Nov

The Canadian medical system has integrated several paradigm-shifting transformations in the past two decades, not the least of which include quality improvement a nd patient-centred c are. With each transformation there has been a concurrent benefit to patients, leading to improved patient outcomes and more effective systems of care. In this context it...Read more

Health Management


2018 20 Feb

The 13th edition of Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology (MIIT) conference to take place in Ontario, Canada.  This year’s exciting programme will feature talks on imaging in an EMR-centric enterprise, radiology service outreach for physician engagement, using imaging informatics in quality initiatives, artificial intelligence...Read more

IT Management


2019 26 May

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IMAGING Management


2019 06 Feb

The importance of artificial intelligence ( AI ) is ever increasing in healthcare, especially in enhancing the accuracy of diagnostic tools and disease risk predictive models. Radiology is said to be among the medical specialities most primed to incorporate AI into clinician workflow. It's no wonder that conversations about AI replacing radiologists...Read more

IMAGING Management


2019 26 Apr

Company expands breast specimen imaging portfolio and leadership in breast cancer diagnosis and care. Hologic, Inc.  today announced global commercial availability of the Trident ®  HD specimen radiography system, a next-generation solution that delivers enhanced image quality, improved workflow and instant sample verification during...Read more

IMAGING Management


2019 30 Apr

Radiology residency programs traditionally assess residents using tools with a focus on Medical Expert CanMeds roles through Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE's), mock-oral exams and multiple choice in-service examinations. These all are performed typically by using a single, or limited number of static images presented in isolation from...Read more

Executive Health Management


2019 14 Nov

Despite the proclaimed benefits, in Canada, brand-name drug discount cards (or co-pay cards) lead to higher spending for both healthcare and patients. Such are the results of a new study by Law et al., ‘Impact of brand drug discount cards on private insurer, government and patient expenditures,’ published in Canadian Medical Association Journal...Read more

ICU Management


2022 07 Apr

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2023 20 Apr

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ICU Management


2023 04 Jul

Invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) is a crucial component of intensive care in modern healthcare. However, it remains uncertain whether the rates of IMV usage differ between countries.   A recent study analysed data from 2018, focusing on patients aged 20 years and above who underwent IMV in England, Canada, and the United States. The study...Read more