Research and Innovation

Published on Mon, 03/22/2010 by Forest Products Sector Council

New study highlights challenges and potential solutions for laid-off forest products workers in Canada

New study highlights challenges and potential solutions for laid-off forest products workers in Canada

OTTAWA, March 22, 2010 – A new study from the Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC-CSPF) entitled Challenges and Impacts: Labour Market Transition Programs for Laid-Off Forest Products Workers in Canada highlights the challenges laid-off forest workers face in forest-dependent communities across Canada. 

Published on Fri, 05/01/2009 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Research gives hope to Canadians touched by cystic fibrosis

Research gives hope to Canadians touched by cystic fibrosis

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Toronto, ON – (May 1, 2009) – When the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) was created in 1960, children with cystic fibrosis (CF) were not expected to live long enough to attend kindergarten. Today, thanks to great progress in CF research and care, half of all Canadians who have cystic fibrosis are living well into their 30s, and beyond.

Published on Mon, 04/27/2009 by electronic Child Health Network

Doctors and medical practitioners click together for kids

Doctors and medical practitioners click together for kids

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Every time a child in Ontario is admitted to an emergency room, discharged from a hospital, administered a treatment or tested for any condition or disease, an individual record is created. To obtain access to the results, physicians have had to learn of the activity, request the file, and wait for it to be mailed, faxed, or called in. Now, there is a new way for health care providers to gain access to such vital results - via an Ontario-wide fully integrated electronic health record system called the electronic Child Health Network or eCHN.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: ALBERTA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Alberta

ATTN: ALBERTA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Alberta

Alberta's digital diagnostic imaging and electronic health record network is helping to save lives across the province. That's because patients can get same-day results from key medical tests, and faster access to treatment.

Digitized diagnostic images, including x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI and CT scans, allow clinicians to view patient images no matter where the test was conducted or the location of the clinician. The sharing and remote access to images is enabled by Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving patient care in B.C.

ATTN: BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving patient care in B.C.

Doctors were able to stop the internal bleeding of a 42-year-old man, seriously injured in a car crash in British Columbia, by using a safer, simpler technique rather than potentially more difficult and risky exploratory surgery. The technique involved the use of digitized diagnostic imaging, according to a top imaging expert in the province.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology improving patient care in Saskatchewan

ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology improving patient care in Saskatchewan

At one acute-care Saskatchewan hospital, Canada's investments in digital diagnostic imaging has meant the creation of a new on-site MRI centre that’s reducing wait times for this vital service by more than a month.

Corey Miller, director of medical imaging and nuclear medicine services for the Saskatoon Health Region, says by switching to the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), the hospital was able to eliminate film libraries, creating enough space to accommodate a new MRI service.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: ONTARIO NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Better patient care in Ontario with digital diagnostic imaging

ATTN: ONTARIO NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Better patient care in Ontario with digital diagnostic imaging

Thousands of Ontarians are getting faster access to quality health care thanks to Canada’s investments in digital diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Donald Taves, chief of radiology at St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, Ontario, says advances in digital diagnostic imaging means x-rays, ultrasounds, and CT and MRI scans can now be available to authorized health care professionals and patients faster and better than ever before. Clinicians can have access to the images no matter where the test was conducted or where the health care provider is located.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: QUEBEC NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving Quebec health care

ATTN: QUEBEC NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Technology improving Quebec health care

The expansion of digital diagnostic imaging systems across Quebec is giving emergency department staff better access to the specialized knowledge needed to make life-saving diagnoses.

Published on Wed, 12/17/2008 by Canada Health Infoway

ATTN: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Newfoundland and Labrador

ATTN: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS - Digital technology saving lives in Newfoundland and Labrador

Thanks to digital diagnostic imaging, a 10-year-old boy from the Island of Newfoundland is alive today.

The youngster needed brain surgery but was too sick to be transported to a major surgical centre to get treatment. Using real-time support through diagnostic imagery, neurosurgical and radiology experts in St. John's were able to support and direct a general surgeon hundreds of miles away in Goose Bay who performed the delicate procedure. The surgery was crucial in saving the boy's life after he suffered extensive head trauma in an ATV accident.

Published on Wed, 12/03/2008 by Boehringer Ingelheim

New Swine Vaccine Mix Saves Time

New Swine Vaccine Mix Saves Time

Ingelvac CircoFLEXR and Ingelvac MycoFLEXR can be mixed and administered as a single-dose, 2mL injection to pigs 3 weeks of age or older, which saves time, labour and stress on pigs. For full Press Release please see attached.

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