Fiscal Sustainability Report 2015 from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

July 24th, 2015

Click here to Download the full PDF This report assesses the fiscal sustainability of Canada’s federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans. Its goal is to evaluate if policy changes are required to correct the long-term path of public debt, after considering the economic and fiscal impacts of population ageing. Fiscal sustainability means that [...]

Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada – Executive Summary

July 20th, 2015

Click here to download the full PDF On June 24, 2014, the Government of Canada’s health minister, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, launched the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The Panel was charged with identifying the five most promising areas of innovation in Canada and internationally that have the potential to sustainably reduce growth in health [...]

Healthcare-related Appointments to the Order of Canada

July 6th, 2015

Companion of the Order of Canada Janet Rossant for advancing the global understanding of embryo development and stem cell biology, and for her national and international leadership in health science. Officer of the Order of Canada Sandra Black for contributing to improved diagnosis and treatment of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Kenneth Denton Craig [...]

Pan Am Piano Man – Street Musician moves his not-so-portable instrument

July 3rd, 2015

Sebastian Brown and friend off to Bay and Front St in downtown Toronto to play for the Pan Am hordes. Good for their health. Go to http://www.facebook.com/ragged to see more.

Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care

June 25th, 2015

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2015 OACCAC conference highlights

June 25th, 2015

The 2015 OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together Conference came to life on May 27-29, 2015 in Toronto.  More than 1,100 delegates benefitted from 48 engaging educational sessions and fruitful discussion panels.  Enhanced areas of focus in the 2015 conference program included patient and caregiver engagement, palliative care and LGBT topics.  The exhibit floor was buzzing as [...]

Proud to be Canadian

June 24th, 2015

Source: General Social Survey on Social Identity, 2013   General Social Survey on Social Identity, 2013 87% of Canadians aged 15 years and older are proud to be Canadian* 61% are very proud 26% proud 8% somewhat proud 3% not very proud or not proud at all 2% no opinion/don’t know/not stated (*excludes respondents who [...]

Supply of nurses in Canada declines for first time in 2 decades

June 23rd, 2015

For more information go to: http://www.cihi.ca/cihi-ext-portal/internet/en/document/spending+and+health+workforce/workforce/release_23june15 Report: Regulated Nurses, 2014 Public Summary: Regulated Nurses, 2014 Backgrounder: Regulated Nurses, 2014 Data Tables: Registered nurses, 2014 Data Tables: Registered psychiatric nurses, 2014 Data Tables: Licensed Practical Nurses, 2014 Chartbook: Regulated Nurses, 2014 Methodology Guide: Regulated Nurses, 2014 June 23, 2015 — For the first time in 2 decades, [...]

David Levine’s second career

May 27th, 2015

See a previous David Levine article here: In Conversation with David Levine

Looking for Balance: Antipsychotic medication use in Ontario long-term care homes

May 20th, 2015

Health Quality Ontario released a new report May 20, 2015 Looking for Balance provides a snapshot of the current state of antipsychotic medication use in Ontario long-term care homes and reveals there is wide variation across homes in the percentage of residents being prescribed these medications. Many residents are given antipsychotic medications to improve their quality [...]