August 2017

The World’s First Virtual Cello Lesson – Perhaps with a Few Lessons for Healthcare

It turns out that infection control is a big issue for music teachers. Prepaid lessons are often attended even if a student misses school; or the sick sibling attends ...

June 2017

Improving Outcomes through Transformational Health and Social Care Integration – The Scottish Experience         

The Scottish Parliament recently passed legislation on integrating healthcare and social care to improve the quality and outcomes for people with multiple and complex needs across Scotland. This ambitious legislation ...

June 2017

A Better Prescription: Advice for a National Strategy on Pharmaceutical Policy in Canada         

Canada needs a national strategy to fulfill its obligation to ensure universal access to necessary healthcare, including prescription drugs. In this essay, the authors present a framework for a renewed ...

April 2017

Increasing Access to Health Administrative Data with ICES Data & Analytic Services

Making the data widely available to the broader research community engages ICES investigators involved in front-line care, stimulates new avenues of research and fosters collaboration that was previously challenging or ...

April 2017

Data Data Everywhere; But Researchers Dare to Drink

To be fair, there are legitimate concerns about data mining, in particular the harnessing of data for secondary purposes to improve Canada's healthcare system

April 2017

Let’s unwind the red tape around Canadian cancer data

Access to medical data is an issue for the health system broadly but since Canada has a long history of collecting information through its cancer registries, this is a place ...

February 2017

How Appropriate Is All This Data Sharing? Building Consensus Around What We Need to Know About Shared Electronic Health Records in Extended Circles of Care     

The bulk of healthcare spending is on individuals who have complex needs. Their care involves many different professions which makes interoperable electronic health records increasingly essential. The objective of this paper ...

February 2017

In the Palm of Your Hand – Normalizing the Use of Mobile Technology for Nurse Practitioner Education and Clinical Practice     

A longitudinal study of the ways nurse practitioner students use mobile devices in clinical education was completed. This study used researcher-designed survey tools, including sociodemographic questions, and the numerical picture ...

February 2017

Open Innovation Prizes and Challenges: Learnings from the ImagineNation Series

The authors provide an overview of the ImagineNation Challenges experience, as well as key lessons learned about what does and does not work to foster participation and progress towards identified ...

December 2016

A Perfect Storm: Get Ready for a Paradigm Shift in Health Services and Policy Research

There are major forces, worldwide, that are shifting the way in which health systems will operate, how health services will be delivered, and the role that health services and policy ...


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