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IBM software aids research aimed at extending seniors' independent living

Edmonton AB & Toronto, ON November 8, 2011 – [HealthAchieve 2011] IBM [NYSE:IBM] today announced its software is being used to correlate data from sensors capturing patient activity and replicate that in a virtual world with avatars that represent the elderly subjects in a unique pilot aimed at providing health researchers and students with insights on how to care for Canada's aging population.

Vocera wireless communications technology adopted by the Centre hospitalier Pierre-Janet in collaboration with IBM

MONTREAL, QC, May 12, 2011 - The Centre hospitalier Pierre-Janet (CHPJ) is the first health establishment in Quebec to use Vocera's advanced mobile technology from IBM in French, which enables instant voice communication controlled with naturally spoken commands. The system has resulted in faster interventions, better patient care and enhanced security for hospital staff.

IBM delivers initial phase of Canada's first province-wide electronic health record system

MARKHAM, ON, March 14, 2011 - IBM [NYSE:IBM] today announced the first stage of a $22.5 million project to create an electronic healthcare records (EHR) system for the province of Manitoba has gone live, providing clinicians with unprecedented access to their patients’ lab results, dispensed drug records and immunization histories, in seconds.

North York General Hospital selects IBM business analytics to improve quality of patient care

TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - North York General Hospital (NYGH)) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) today launched an initiative to improve patient care and hospital efficiency using new analytics software which gathers patient and business data from across the organization and presents it in real-time to doctors, administrators and certain hospital staff.

Canadian Healthcare Technology Magazine: Healthcare Analytics: The crystal ball to improving quality of care (June/July 2010)

Analytics is becoming increasingly important for healthcare facilities worldwide. At The Ottawa Hospital the technology has become so essential, the facility now seeks out employees with a combination of both healthcare expertise and analytics skills to help build the services that will most help physicians and the patients they care for. Certainly, this kind of intelligence should be ‘table stakes’ in a 21st century healthcare facility. At the Ottawa Hospital, business analytics provides an essential foundation for the development of compassionate, patient-centered care. By providing doctors, nurses and other health professionals the timely, relevant information they need to make the best care decisions, The Ottawa Hospital is on its way to becoming a world leader in quality and patient safety.

Center Helps Hospitals, Doctors and Nurses Derive New Insight to Improve Care and Lower Cost November 3, 2009

IBM announced the launch of its Health Analytics Solution Center, part of a network of global centers addressing the growing demand for advanced analytics needed to help hospitals and medical staff improve decision-making and provide higher quality care.

Saving babies : A new data-capture project is helping Sick Kids care for its most vulnerable patients.

IBM and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children collaborating to reduce infant mortality with an advanced stream computing solution. The piece appears in the October issue of Backbone magazine.

IBM Digital Medical Images Solution in Quebec

The Agence de la sante et des services sociaux de Montreal has signed a five-year, $3.6 million ($3.3 million, U.S.) deal with Artefact Informatique, the health division of IBM's LGS Group, to build a registry for digital medical images based on the Canada-wide cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) standard.With the new tool, Quebec physicians will have electronic access to medical images stored in three secure digital imaging repositories throughout the province.

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CNBC Interview with Sam Palmisano - "IBM Thinks Smart" - Video Clip (10/02/09)

As part of the work around the Smart Cities conference that just concluded in New York, Sam Palmisano did an interview with CNBC on that theme that aired on October 2, 2009
Sam also discussed IBM's transformation and the new consolidation in the services business. Catch the video and transcript, running more than 8 minutes by accessing the link below. The segment was titled "IBM Thinks Smart."

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