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  • Ontario Appoints Special Advisor to Develop Health Data Platform

    June 4, 2020

    New tool will help researchers detect, plan and respond to COVID-19

    Toronto, ON, June 4, 2020 – The Ontario government has appointed Dr. Jane Philpott as the special advisor to support the design and implementation of the new Ontario Health Data Platform (formerly known as PANTHR). This data platform will provide recognized researchers and health system partners ...

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  • Tickit Health & University of Victoria School of Health Information Sciences Announce Research Partnership

    June 2, 2020

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 02, 2020 – Tickit Health, Ltd (Tickit Health) and professors Andre Kushniruk and Elizabeth Borycki from the University of Victoria’s School of Health Information Sciences (UVic) today announced a new partnership for ongoing research of Tickit Health’s groundbreaking Tickit® solution.  The partnership will see UVic faculty from the School of Health ...

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  • TELUS announces 5G network equipment partners

    June 2, 2020

    5G deployment will support economic growth  and diversity that will be essential for the virtualization of health, education, and teleworking

     

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TELUS today announced it has selected Ericsson and Nokia to support building its 5G network, with the goal to revolutionize wireless connectivity for customers.

    “TELUS has ...

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  • NexJ Health Expands into Cancer Symptom Tracking & Cancer Medication Adherence Support with Extend Health Solutions

    May 28, 2020

    Offering take-home cancer medication support

    Toronto – May 28, 2020 – NexJ Health Inc., a provider of advanced virtual care for chronic disease prevention and management, today announces together with Extend Health Solutions the launch of their oral cancer medication support program; Cancer Connect PhC at Extend Pharmacy.

    Extend Pharmacy is a group of pharmacists with significant oncology experience who have designed ...

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  • Privacy guardians issue joint statement on COVID-19 contact tracing applications

    May 8, 2020

    GATINEAU, QC, May 7, 2020 – Federal, provincial and territorial privacy guardians today issued a joint statement calling on governments to ensure that COVID-19 contact tracing applications respect key privacy principles.

    Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien says technology can be part of the solution to address the COVID-19 pandemic and notes that the health crisis ...

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  • Healthcare sector witnessed 18.1% growth in deal activity during week ended May 3, says GlobalData

    May 6, 2020

    The number of deals announced in the global healthcare sector (including pharmaceuticals and medical equipment) grew by 18.1% during the week ended May 3, 2020 compared to the previous week, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

    Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The healthcare sector has been relatively resilient compared to other sectors and this is the ...

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  • Medtronic Expands Diabetes Support Programs to Help Customers Losing Insurance Coverage Due to Job Loss as a Result of COVID-19

    May 6, 2020

    Medtronic Assurance Program Expands to Provide Access to Glucose Sensors and Insulin Pump Supplies at No Cost to Eligible Canadian Customers

     

    BRAMPTON, Ontario, May 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medtronic Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced an expansion of the Medtronic Assurance program with a ...

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  • MEDTEQ Invest affirms its top position as a Canadian public investor

    May 6, 2020

    Three new investments made in health-tech startups

    Montreal, May 6th, 2020 – MEDTEQ Invest, has recently wrapped up three new investments in Ayogo Health Inc., MIMOSA Diagnostics Inc. and a third company to be named at a future date.

    This announcement grows the portfolio to 13 Canadian companies. These investments were made in promising health-tech companies – from SaaS ...

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