Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Intermountain Healthcare

August 26th, 2016

#TBT – Chapter 5: Intermountain Healthcare – Salt Lake City, Utah, US High Performing Healthcare Systems: Delivering Quality By Design October 2008: 152-177 reports on Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) – “IHC’s reputation for clinical excellence is based on a strong foundation of evidence-based medicine and clinical process management that has resulted in dramatic improvements in patient [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Profile on Dorothy Wylie

August 18th, 2016

August 18 #TBT – Profile on Dorothy Wylie Dorothy Wylie passed away this week. In 2003 Nursing Leadership did a profile on her by Anita Dubey. “She taught all of us to take risks, but to take them in an informed fashion … She created opportunities for me to succeed and never asked for anything [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Listening to Those We Seek to Help

August 11th, 2016

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation writes a chapter for the book Lessons Learned showcasing a lesson for research teams from the [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – David Levine at Breakfast with the Chiefs

August 4th, 2016

Managing Healthcare Systems – Complex Systems (video). David Levine, then Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Regional Health Authority discusses Where are we now in Quebec from 2005 to 2010. And what did he learn from trying to put an integrated healthcare system in place.

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – The Linked Person Record: Managing the Cancer System through Data Integration

July 28th, 2016

A 2009 white paper written by Darren Edery, CEO of Adastra Canada. “The Linked Person Record for Cancer, developed for Cancer Care Ontario in 2007-2008, represents the kind of innovation required if healthcare information is to take advantage of advances in information management.” http://www.longwoods.com/product/download/code/20758

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – An Evidence-Based Policy Prescription for an Aging Population

July 21st, 2016

An Evidence-Based Policy Prescription for an Aging Population  Neena L. Chappell and Marcus J. Hollander start off this 2011 issue of HealthcarePapers by providing a policy prescription for Canada’s aging population. The authors present data and policy commentary on the following topics: ageism, healthy communities, prevention, unpaid caregivers and integrated systems of care delivery. Commentary [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) Ross Baker Takes the Lead: Our New Editor-in-Chief (Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2013)

July 14th, 2016

“Ross Baker as editor-in-chief is the readers’ choice as demonstrated by the popularity of his contributions to the knowledge and networks in Canada and further afield. And, so, Healthcare Quarterly begins its 16th year with an experienced hand managing the ideas, opinions, policies and practices that make up its content.” – Anton Hart, Publisher http://www.longwoods.com/content/23319

The 2016 Cancer System Performance Report

July 12th, 2016

The burden of cancer is growing in Canada, with the average number of new cancer cases expected to increase by 40% in the next 15 years, largely as a result of the growing and aging of the Canadian population.1 It is therefore of vital importance that coordinated system-level change focus on reducing the chance of [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) Jennifer Zelmer: Healthcare Policy’s New Editor-in-Chief (Volume 4, Issue 4 June 2009)

July 7th, 2016

“If the members of this community are to understand what is happening in healthcare and in society, and if they are presented with credible options and alternatives to respond, she (Jennifer) will serve them well. If she can move them to action, she will be an inspiration.” – Anton Hart, Publisher http://www.longwoods.com/content/20814

The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model

July 6th, 2016

The federal government should recognize the limited success of past attempts to achieve healthcare reform with conditional transfers to the provinces and instead focus more on independent initiatives, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model,” authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby suggest [...]