May 19, 2020

Ottawa Hospital: democratising data and helping patients

Data Analytics
Ottawa Hospital
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Ottawa Hospital: democratising data and helping patients

The Ottawa Hospital has announced that it will be partnering with MDClone to bring healthcare data firmly into the contemporary tech sphere.

MDClone, an Israeli data analytics solutions provider, is providing a platform which enables doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals and researchers to more easily identify potentially life-saving data and action it accordingly. 

Features of the healthcare-oriented software include a longitudinal data engine for organisation, a discovery studio to access information and a synthetic data engine to enhance security.

The start of something exciting

“Starting a relationship with The Ottawa Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Canada, is a dream come true for MDClone,” said Ziv Ofek, Founder and CEO of MDClone. 

“The power of leveraging data for better healthcare delivery is truly a global desire and this collaboration is an exciting example in Canada.” 

“Partnering with a world-class healthcare organisation focused on innovation like The Ottawa Hospital is the perfect starting point to fulfil our shared vision of insights impacting care.”


Providing the hospital with an agile and powerful interface with patient data, MDClone links data from other patients together without jeopardising confidentiality. Healthcare staff are then able to easily navigate, compare/contrast information and perform analyses.

Delivering 21st Century healthcare

Canada is the third country to adopt MDClone’s unique technology, after the US and Israel.

Discussing the exciting new collaboration, which has the potential to revolutionise modern healthcare, Dr. Alan Forster, VP of Innovation and Quality at Ottawa Hospital, stated his belief that the quality of patient care was certain to increase.

“MDClone’s technology is helping The Ottawa Hospital deliver 21st Century healthcare to our patients,” he said. 

“The platform’s ability to help our physicians and researchers visualize, analyze and share high-value clinical insights while protecting patient privacy is an important part of providing world-class care and better outcomes for our patients.”

“With this collaboration, Ottawa Hospital is leading Ontario and Canada in building the infrastructure for effective, secure innovation.”

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

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Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.


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