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Medicare is Part of Us

Roy Romanow | The Globe and Mail | July 2, 2012

July 1, the birthdate of our great nation, is also the birthdate of Canada’s emblematic health-care system...Now often referred to as unsustainable, this milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on the hardfought accomplishments of the past, to re-evaluate today’s system and to consider the growing debate about its future. Read More »

MyOSCAR: An Open Source PHR System Being Used in Canada

It was announced today that patients of the Amari Medical Clinic and Integrated Health Centre in Surrey, British Columbia, have also gone live with MyOSCAR.  Patients can now have their most important and up-to-date test results, appointments, and healthcare stats integrated with their smart phone, laptop or tablet. Read More »

National Initiative Opens Access To Digital Library Resources For The Print Disabled

Press Release | BC Libraries Cooperative | December 3, 2013

Canadians with print disabilities will receive increased open access to digital library resources, thanks to an innovative new project launching in communities across the country. Read More »

National Internet Censorship Cascades When ISPs Share Infrastructure And Data

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | July 16, 2012

Canadian researchers have uncovered a case of national Internet censorship being passed on to users in another country thanks to shared Internet connections. Read More »

NexJ Systems Inc. Ranks In Top 5 Of The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Program For Third Consecutive Year

Press Release | Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM, NexJ Systems Inc. | November 14, 2012

NexJ Systems Inc., a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries, today announced it ranked as the fifth fastest growing technology company in Canada in the 15th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards program. Read More »

Ocean Platform Joins apps.health Marketplace to Help Connect Patients with Healthcare Providers

Press Release | CognisantMD | September 29, 2020

The Ocean Platform, Canada's leading EMR-integrated digital health suite for patient engagement, is now available on apps.health, a digital health app marketplace and innovation hub from WELL Health. With this release, CognisantMD is also launching a series of powerful new tools and features for OSCAR Pro Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through its enhanced Cloud Connect API integration. Over 13,000 healthcare providers across the country use the Ocean Platform to allow Canadians to securely share health information, update their patient record, and connect with their physicians each day.

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Ontario To Release Much More Through Open Data Portal

Adrian Morrow | The Globe and Mail | October 21, 2013

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is planning to release vast swaths of government data, making public everything from hospital wait times to student achievement to traffic gridlock. Read More »

Open Medicine: because health care information belongs to everybody

Terry Lavender | Vancouver Observer | September 2, 2011

...cracks are beginning to appear in the academic publishing oligopoly, thanks to dedicated volunteers like UBC professor Anita Palepu, an internal medicine specialist at St. Paul's Hospital. Read More »

Open Source Municipalities: Twitter, Transit and Apps a Focus of Cities Summit – Live Blog

Linda Solomon | The Vancouver Observer | February 1, 2012

One of the big cultural shifts we're working through in Calgary is to change our entire mindsets. We serve the citizen. We have to put the citizen at the centre of every decisions we make. I only want you to think about that every day. That mindset coupled with the open data mindset allows us to serve our citizenry more. Read More »

Open TreeMap Launches In Canada, Adds Stewardship Activities And Green Infrastructure Tracking

Press Release | Azavea | May 9, 2014

Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, announces the launch of OpenTreeMap, its collaborative platform for crowdsourced tree inventory, ecosystem services calculations, urban forestry analysis in Edmonton, Canada...

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OpenSpecimen Streamlines Management of Biospecimen Data

OpenSpecimen is an open source biobanking informatics platform that permits users to enter and retrieve data concerning the collection, storage, quality assurance, and distribution of biospecimens. Its most important feature is the ability to collect high-quality, standards-based data specific to a disease or set of study requirements. OpenSpecimen, previously known as caTissue, was initially developed with U.S. National Cancer Institute funding under the caBIG program. When the caBIG program closed down in 2011, Krishagni Solutions continued the development and support of caTissue while maintaining the open source nature of the product. In 2014, Krishagni renamed the product to OpenSpecimen to indicate that the product can support any disease (i.e. not just cancer) and any specimen type (i.e. not just tissue)...

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OSEHRA 2014 Summit Shows the Future for Open Source EHR's— US Government IT Procurement

The recent 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT, held September 3-5 in Bethesda, MD, was a huge success and clearly marks a watershed moment for open source health information technology (HIT), as well as a transformation in the way that US government agencies procure technology. The Summit featured more than 120 speakers addressing 90 separate sessions over three days. According to Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA, “this Summit demonstrated solid growth in both the depth and breadth of the OSEHRA Community.” Read More »

OSEHRA 2014: Tweed, Rhodes and Timson Receive Awards During Open Source EHR Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | September 18, 2014

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) announced today the recipients of the 2014 OSEHRA Awards presented at the widely-attended 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit. Three outstanding individuals were recognized by the OSEHRA community for their leadership and contributions to health information technology and innovative healthcare. Read More »

PEOPLE-CENTRED HEALTH CARE: NexJ Systems Patient-Focused Care Project Could Revolutionize Canada’s Health-Care System

Harvey Chartrand | Ottawalife.com | July 31, 2013

[...] The CHWP is a people-centered software and web technology created by NexJ Systems that integrates eHealth mobile technology, prevention and health care. Read More »

Plurilock Security and Cycura to Co-Host Healthcare Cybersecurity Webinar

Press Release | Cycura, Plurilock | November 10, 2020

Plurilock Security Inc...an innovative cybersecurity company that provides frictionless and continuous authentication using machine learning and behavioral biometrics and Cycura, a subsidiary of WELL Health Technologies Corp. and a leading provider of proactive cybersecurity services, today announced that they will be co-hosting a virtual panel discussion, titled 'Patient Data in the Crosshairs: Healthcare Breaches of 2020' on Thursday, November 12th at 2:00 pm (EST).

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