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PCL Construction

The construction industry has historically been slow to adopt new technologies; specifically when it comes to workflow management and building performance monitoring.

A report from McKinsey suggests that the construction industry ranked as the second worst digitized industry globally.

Not only has a majority of the industry not caught up to modern day, many within the industry don’t have plans to do so anytime soon.

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Humber River Hospital’s iPlan solution

Getting patients who don’t really need to be in hospital transitioned to alternate settings is a huge challenge for hospitals. These patients, dubbed Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), occupy beds that could be used by those needing inpatient care, and are the leading contributor to capacity challenges and hallway medicine according to the OHA.

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MetaOptima’s DermEngine

One in seven Canadians are diagnosed with a form of skin cancer in their lifetime, and according to the Government of Canada, the early detection of this disease is essential to positive outcomes, increasing survival rates by as much as 82 per cent.

Unfortunately, many patients are forced to wait for two months or longer for their dermatologist appointment.

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Virtual Visits

Health Care Ontario says that less than half of Ontario citizens are able to see a primary care provider when they’re sick. That means added load on hospital emergency departments; research shows that 15 per cent of ER visitors said they were there because their family doctor wasn’t available. In Waterloo, Wellington, only 41 per cent said they were able to see a primary care provider on the same or next day when they were sick.

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Highmark Interactive’s EQ Active Brain Tracking

Many people experience concussions during sports and recreation activities, sometimes with tragic outcomes. Unfortunately, not many people know when they have one, or what the symptoms are. Only 15 per cent of Canadians can correctly identify the best ways to treat a concussion, and only four in 10 are aware of available concussion tools or resources, according to Statistics Canada.

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