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Investing In 3-D Health Management Technologies

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Investing In 3-D Health Management Technologies

McGuinty Government Supports Unique, Local Healthcare Project

A local company is developing an innovative way to capture, store, analyze and manage a variety of hospital information by linking it to a specific location.

Known as a 3-D hospital geospatial information system (GIS), it will provide real-time tracking of a disease outbreak, hospital equipment, patients and staff, enabling faster and better patient-safety decisions.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $142,900 to the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, in collaboration with Infonaut Inc., to develop the system. 

This would be the first system developed for hospitals that would use GIS technology - if commercially viable, it would place the developers at the forefront of the industry.

Quick Facts

  • GIS is an application that allows users to perform interactive searches, analyze spatial information, edit data, create maps, and display the results of all these operations.
  • The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999.

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“This system will enable up-to-the-minute information sharing so crucial in a hospital setting where staff need the most relevant information possible to make important medical decisions.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“We recognize the importance of supporting the development of this unique system that could help stop the spread of infectious diseases at SAH while creating a value-added product for use throughout the healthcare sector. Today’s announcement is part of our government’s plan to aggressively pursue growing sectors of the new economy to boost local development while attracting and retaining highly skilled workers in Sault Ste. Marie.”

David Orazietti

MPP, Sault Ste. Marie



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