News archive - January 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

App will protect confidential data when crossing borders

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found a novel method to help travellers protect sensitive information from border control agents.

The system is being developed into an app called “Shatter Secrets” by Erinn Atwater, who is the research director of the not-for-profit Open Privacy, an organization dedicated to understanding, researching and serving the privacy needs of marginalized and highly targeted at-risk communities. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

New study finds that pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visits

Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that almost one-third of non-urgent ED visits in Ontario were for conditions that could potentially be managed by pharmacists with an expanded scope of practice – available in other jurisdictions in Canada.

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