Advisory panel on healthcare innovation – Terms of reference

July 23rd, 2014

Context Canadians benefit from a healthcare system that provides access to high quality care, supports good health outcomes, and contributes to a healthy and productive workforce. But it needs to adapt to remain sustainable in the face of changing economic, demographic and technological pressuresFootnote1. Canada’s total spending on healthcare (public and private) currently stands at [...]

OHA 2010 – 2013 Strategic Plan

July 14th, 2014

This strategic plan-2013 is part of Tom Closson’ s legacy when he served as CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association. Worthwhile reading. The OHA 2010 – 2013 Strategic Plan includes a variety of strategic  indicators that will be used by our Board of Directors, our members, and others to measure our performance. We will report [...]

The Growing Importance of More Sustainable Products in the Global Health Care Industry

June 12th, 2014

Click here to download the entire PDF Sustainability as a business approach is becoming widely adopted by companies and organizations around the world. The health care sector is no different. This industry has begun to embrace sustainability mindset as the linkage between greener operations, improved health care and lower operating costs is becoming more apparent. [...]

Aanti-vaccine Tactics & Tropes within a Postmodern Cultural Context

June 9th, 2014

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The Politics of Healthcare

June 9th, 2014

Today’s News | a summary prepared by . . . Kimberly Hutchings Summer Student, Public Affairs & Member Communications, Ontario Hospital Association Privacy Breach is a Warning for all Ontario Hospitals | Toronto Star At the very least, the massive privacy breach at a Scarborough hospital is a pain for affected patients. But it’s also [...]

Ontario Candidates’ Healthcare Plans

June 4th, 2014

Ontario Liberal party:  Action Plan for Healthcare | Year Two Progress Report. Ontario Conservative party: Patient-centered Health Care | A Healthier Ontario. Ontario New Democrat Party: 

CMS Publishes 2012 Medicare Hospital Pricing Data

June 4th, 2014

    eHI Weekly News – CMS Publishes 2012 Medicare Hospital Pricing Data CMS Publishes 2012 Medicare Hospital Pricing Data During the annual Health Datapalooza Conference in Washington, D.C., the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the release of the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data for 2012. The data includes the 100 most [...]

Worldwide Website Rankings | May 27, 2014

May 28th, 2014

Top ten Canadian scholarly and industry journals and information websites serving the healthcare policy and practice sectors FIRST PUBLISHED: October 14, 2011   This is update No. 4, May 27, 2014 Google Analytics can tell us a lot. What do our readers read; how long do they stay on our site; what are their most demanding [...]

Now available in Brazil. Translation of “High Performing Healthcare System” by G. Ross Baker et al.

May 27th, 2014

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Mediation Advocacy The Art of Persuasion by Paul M. Iacono, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

May 15th, 2014

PREPARATION – THINKING ABOUT THE MEDIATION When viewing the entire landscape of dispute resolution, it is clear that in today’s world mediation is by far the most popular. Every form of dispute resolution involves advocacy. Be perfectly clear, however, that mediation requires a different kind of advocacy. It is not an adversarial setting. It is [...]