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Archive for: medical

Canadian Medical Association town hall discusses social causes of poor health

Low income and poor education can make you sick, discussed experts at a health-care town hall Tuesday night… Read on: Calgary stories  

 

Former Alberta health executive accused of spending taxpayer money on medical expenses … in the United States

CALGARY — A former Alberta health executive has been accused of spending taxpayer money on medical expenses at the renowned private Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. On Monday, Alberta’s opposition Wildrose Party released expense receipts from...

 

Do new medical procedures get enough scrutiny?

You’re lying on a surgical table about to undergo an innovative new medical procedure that you have been told is safe, reliable, life-changing. You assume those claims are supported by independent oversight and intensely scrutinized evidence...

 

Health of Hamilton residents tied to transit improvements, medical experts say

Improving Hamilton’s transit system will be integral to improving the overall health of people in the city in the coming years, experts say. “Strengthening our public transit system has a great city-wide benefit,” said Dr. Ninh Tran,...

 

Medical wait times not improving even as more surgeries take place: report

Medical wait times not improving even as more surgeries take place: report

TORONTO — A new report says more Canadians received joint replacements and other priority procedures in 2012 than in any other year, but there was no overall reduction in how long patients had to wait for their treatments. The report Tuesday...

 

Medical records should follow patients, health staff say

Health care providers in Thunder Bay say they often have to play detective to piece together new patients’ medical histories. The head of the Anishnawbe Mushkiki Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic said a lot of new patients had family doctors...

 

$600 for personal medical records shocks patient

A Thunder Bay woman says she’s shocked by the high cost of accessing her own medical file after her family doctor closed his practice late last year… CBC | Health News

 

Drug-resistant superbugs pose ‘catastrophic threat’: U.K. medical chief

Antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean patients having minor surgery risk dying from infections that can no longer be treated, Britain’s top health official said on Monday. Sally Davies, the chief medical...

 

Study: even in Canada, wealth influences medical treatment

March 8 (Reuters) – Poorer people have a harder time getting a doctor’s appointment in Canada, even though the country’s universal health insurance pays doctors the same amount regardless of the type of patient they see, according...

 

Medical residents win $3M arbitration against Capital Health (N.S.)

About 460 medical residents in Nova Scotia are in for a big pay raise after winning an arbitration worth millions of dollars against the Capital District Health Authority. The award document states that residents are working excessive hours...

 

Accreditation team to check up on concerns at U of S medical school

The University of Saskatchewan’s struggling College of Medicine is about to go under the microscope. The StarPhoenix – Top Stories

 

TELUS Health is now Canada’s largest electronic medical record provider

Acquisition of PS SUITE EMR from MD Practice Software LP closed today  MONTREAL, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ – TELUS Health announced today the completion of its acquisition of the PS SUITE EMR, the el… CNW Group – Acquisitions,...

 

Medical marijuana users worried about big price hike

Local medical marijuana activists have mixed feelings about proposed changes to the federal government’s medicinal pot system. Activists opposed to the changes, set to take place next year, staged a nationwide protest on Thursday. However...

 

New approach to approving natural health products inadequate, says British Columbia Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association Journal publish ahead of print

 

Leadership in Electronic Medical Record Adoption

There is no denying that health care and technology are coming together in amazing ways. In my 15-yr nursing career, I have seen paper “SOAP” notes turn into spreadsheets, and notepads into personal digital assistants (PDAs). The information...