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  • Telehealth Use in Canada Grew by More Than 35 % Annually Over the Past 5 Years: National Study

    Saved Patients Nearly 47 Million km in Travel Last Year

    With more than 5,700 telehealth systems in at least 1,175 communities across the country, Canada is a global leader in improving access to care by connecting patients and care providers in different, and frequently remote locations, according to a new national study released today, announced Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice-President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation, Canada Health Infoway.

    Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) commissioned the study, which was conducted by Praxia Information Intelligence and Gartner, in order to gauge the current use and benefits achieved from Telehealth investments made by the federally-funded organization, provinces and territories, the federal government, and others.

  • Telemedicine drives image sharing around the world

    The ability to transmit detailed images over long distances is fueling new telemedicine projects in Canada and China and making it possible for physicians to view images anywhere and consult regarding patients and treatments.

    Pathologists at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles are consulting with their peers at Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University (HZU) in Hangzhou, China, through scanning technology offered by Aperio, a Vista, Calif.-based developer of digital pathology solutions. In Canada’s Northwest Territories, meanwhile, 18 community health centers spread out over 1.3 million square miles are having their radiological images read by specialists at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife within 15 minutes, thanks to digital imaging solutions from Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health.

  • Telemedicine Northern Canadian Reality

    Congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are three of the leading causes of death in the U.S. The use of telemedicine to help manage chronic diseases such as these can yield clear benefits including fewer and shorter hospital stays, fewer emergency room visits, less severe illness, and even fewer deaths, as reported in a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Telemedicine and e-Health website until October 10, 2014.

  • The Bahamas-Canada agreement for e-government consulting services

    The Governments of The Bahamas and Canada have signed an agreement for the Department of Consulting and Audit Canada (CAC) to provide consulting services for the acceleration of e-government throughout the Bahamian public service.

    The agreement was signed on July 25 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Ottawa, Canada.

    The engagement was recently approved by the Cabinet to advance the establishment of the national communications and information technology framework.

  • The City of Calgary to launch first search-based website in Canada

    Following a successful preview, The City of Calgary today announced the official launch of the new search-based calgary.ca.

    The website, which uses Microsoft SharePoint and Google search technology, was available for public preview from August 8 to 12. During the preview process, Calgarians were able to test the new site by typing in keywords to find relevant information. Public feedback during the preview process was exceptionally favourable with very few problems reported.

    "We were incredibly impressed with the amount of feedback we received. Comments on social media indicated this was a move in the right direction for the City of Calgary" said David Watson, General Manager of Planning, Development and Assessment and Project Sponsor.

  • The Rise of Smart Cities in Canada

    The rise of smart cities is a global phenomenon that is transforming the way we live, work and interact with our environment. At the forefront of this revolution is Canada, a country that is leveraging its robust telecommunications infrastructure and integrating Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to create smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable urban environments.

    Canada’s telecom infrastructure is a key enabler of the smart city revolution. The country’s telecom industry, led by giants like Bell, Rogers and Telus, has invested heavily in building a robust, fast and reliable network infrastructure. This infrastructure, which includes advanced broadband networks, 5G technology and satellite communication systems, forms the basis for the connectivity and data transmission required for smart city applications.

  • Three Canadian cities among world's "smartest" communities

    Three Canadian cities - Edmonton, AB, Vancouver, BC, and Fredericton, NB - have been named among the world's 21 smartest communities as the result of their smart and sensitive use of technology to foster socioeconomic progress.

    The three cities feature in the Smart21 Communities of 2008 list announced by the Intelligent Communities Forum's (ICF) recently.

    New York-based ICF is a nonprofit think tank that focuses on job creation and economic development in the broadband economy.

  • Top Canadian companies lead a smart cities delegation to India

    Twenty eight leading Canadian urban infrastructure, internet of things and artificial intelligence companies are arriving in India on a five day visit from Sept 17 to explore collaboration opportunities with Indian businesses in the infrastructure and smart cities sector. The delegation will visit Lucknow, Mumbai and Bengaluru to engage with business and government leaders.

  • Top smart cities in Canada, India and beyond

    This week’s Smart City roundup features Australia’s need to focus on smart infrastructure, Canada’s lead in the race for smart infrastructure deployments, fresh smart city solutions to be featured in Ecobuild 2016, and India’s new list of cities included in the 100 Smart Cities project.

    Australia’s need to focus on smart infrastructure

    The population in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne is set to double by 2050 and now officials are looking at how to better approach infrastructure planning and operation to accommodate this growth.

  • U.S. and Canada to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Corridor

    U.S. and Canadian officials met in Detroit, Mich., earlier this month to announce the development of the 870-mile Binational EV Corridor that will connect Kalamazoo, Mich., with Quebec, Canada.

    Transportation officials from the United States and Canada have announced plans to develop the first-ever U.S.-Canada EV Corridor, which would place fast DC chargers at 50-mile intervals along routes from Michigan into Quebec, Canada.

  • UK: Let’s hear it for the people’s internet

    The UK government should take a leaf out of Canada’s book when it comes to consulting the public and creating trust

    No serious discussion of e-government can leave out Canada. All its services are available online, and they are accessible through three portals designed around citizens’ needs: the customer gateway, the business gateway and the international gateway. They also use common infrastructure such as the ePass secure authentication system.

  • USA: GSA Leads U.S. Collaboration With Other Countries on IT and Other Services

    The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced its participation in bilateral discussions with its Canadian counterpart agency Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to be held on June 23 in Ottawa, Canada.

    Topics to be discussed during the 2006 meeting include public buildings operations, acquisition management, e-government and e-infrastructure, human capital and customer service, among others. This meeting marks the third time officials from these two government agencies have met.

  • USA: Showcase Ontario - Michigan emulates Canada’s e-government ideas

    If you seek to create a consolidated e-government service network, coveting your neighbours IT assets may be a good way to begin, according to one high-profile American CIO.

    Teresa Takai, CIO of the State of Michigan, said one way she keeps her network up to date is by "stealing [ideas] from others, especially the Canadians."

  • What Can We Learn From the Failed Smart-City Development Project in Canada?

    It was not just a mess, but an obvious mess.

    On May 7, the Google company Sidewalk Labs announced that it was withdrawing from its partnership with Waterfront Toronto, and its plans to create a smart-city neighbourhood called Quayside.

    The surprise announcement — attributed by Sidewalk Labs CEO Daniel L. Doctoroff to “unprecedented economic uncertainty” produced by the current COVID-19 pandemic — brings to a close one of the most bizarre and ill-conceived policy debacles we’ve ever come across.

  • With Telus Launch, Fast 5G Expands to 6 Major Canadian Cities

    Telus deploys mid-band 5G airwaves in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Victoria. Telus announced today that it "is beginning to deploy" its 3.5GHz mid-band 5G airwaves in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Victoria. With Rogers' network in Nanaimo, that now makes six cities getting the fast new form of 5G.

    Telus follows Rogers and Bell, which announced their new 5G earlier this week. While all three carriers already have some form of 5G, the new networks will have wider bands of spectrum devoted to 5G and thus offer faster performance.

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