Medical Tourism: Treatments, Markets and Health System Implications: A scoping review

August 21st, 2014

The global growth in the flow of patients and health professionals as well as medical technology, capital funding and regulatory regimes across national borders has given rise to new patterns of consumption and production of healthcare services over recent decades. A significant new element of a growing trade in healthcare has involved the movement of [...]

Re-POOP-ulation and other Innovations

August 19th, 2014

Remarks to the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce | by Leslee Thompson, President and CEO of Kingston General Hospital, and  Chair, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) | November 12, 2013, Kingston, Ontario   Thank you and good morning. I’d like you to imagine, just for a moment …. A world where a virus [...]

Should Employers Ban Email After Work Hours?

August 11th, 2014

by James Harter  - Harvard Business Review Blog Like many of you, I often work outside of regular office hours while at home, in the airport, and sometimes on vacation. Mobile technology has created a “new normal” work life for a lot of us: Gallup’s research reveals that nearly all full-time U.S. workers (96%) have access to [...]

British Columbia Executive Compensation

August 5th, 2014

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever – Information from CDC

August 5th, 2014

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever - http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ Preventing Ebola Stopping the chain of transmission. Learn More » Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). More about Ebola HF »

Information about Ebola

August 5th, 2014

EBOLA VIRUS (originally published here) For more information about Ebola, visit Ebola Virus Disease PATHOGEN SAFETY DATA SHEET – INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES SECTION I - INFECTIOUS AGENT NAME: Ebola virus SYNONYM OR CROSS REFERENCE: African haemorrhagic fever, Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF, Ebola HF), filovirus, EBO virus (EBOV), Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV), Sudan ebolavirus (SEBOV), Ivory Coast ebolavirus (ICEBOV), Ebola-Reston (REBOV), Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BEBOV), and Ebola [...]

Public Health Ontario – Viral Haemorrhagic Fever: Update for Clinicians

August 5th, 2014

Includes guidance on how to detect symptoms, clinical aspects, laboratory testing, and infection prevention and control practices in healthcare settings Download the PDF here. Updated July 22, 2014 From Public Health Ontario

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. [...]