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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Dr. Carolyn McGregor participates in U.S. podcast on Big Data

Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, UOIT.
Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, UOIT.

More medical devices collect and store patient information and other data than ever before. In turn, these devices are connected to network systems. How can health care facilities turn this growing pile of data into something of value? What can health care technology professionals do to help their facilities use that data to make sound decisions?

The U.S. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has created a podcast (The Big Deal About Big Data) to try and answer these questions.

Three experts — Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at Ontario Tech University; Dr. Andrew Currie, Director of Clinical Engineering Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Howard County General Hospital; and Dr. John Chang, a Clinical Engineer at Johns Hopkins and Oracle database programmer —discuss the promise and potential pitfalls of big data in health care.