In the news – Sunday May 11, 2014

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Humber River Hospital’s digital revolution

Decorative_mural.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoRobots just part of the plan to deliver health care when North America’s first fully digitized hospital opens

By:  News reporter, Feature Writer, Published on Sun May 11 2014

In appearance and proportions it resembles a major airport terminal.

And that 180-metre-long entrance hall to the new Humber River Hospital — the blue behemoth of a building that’s been rising north of Highway 401 at Keele St. — will function like a departures gateway as well.

Patients arriving by car will drive along the fronting roadway until they come to the door they need.

Instead of pulling over at an Air Canada or United sign, however, they’ll be dropped off at entrances marked Fracture Clinic, Physiotherapy or Dialysis. (Continue in reader)


Canadian Tire ups digital ante, offers 90 per cent of products online

Canadian-tire09rb1MARINA STRAUSS – RETAILING REPORTER

TORONTO — The Globe and Mail – Published Thursday, May. 08 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

 Known for years as a stodgy retailer with little digital savvy, Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. is rapidly coming of age.

Using its Sport Chek sporting goods chain as a digital testing ground, Canadian Tire – which abandoned e-commerce in 2009 – is now offering about 90 per cent of its products for sale online, following a small pilot that started in November.

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Canada’s Digital Privacy Act lets companies share customers’ personal info, privacy critics warn

Stop-online-spying-webApril 14, 2014. 12:53 pm • Section: Digital Life

If you worry Big Brother is reporting everything you do on the Internet, changes introduced to Canada’s privacy legislation last week may prove your worries aren’t totally unfounded.

Privacy advocates warn under the Digital Privacy Act, Bill S-4,  Internet users could have their personal information handed over to companies and organizations and they won’t even know that it’s happening.

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Buying Again, WPP Acquires Canada’s Twist Image

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WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, is keeping up its acquisition pace with the purchase of Twist Image, a Canadian digital marketing agency.

Twist Image, founded in 2000, has offices in Montreal and Toronto and employs over 100 full-time staff working on accounts including Dairy Farmers of Canada, TD Bank andWalmart.

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