Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

March 20th, 2015

For nearly four decades, Langer’s research on mindfulness has influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. It demonstrates that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on autopilot, we can reduce stress, unlock creativity, and boost performance. “Mindfulness is the essence of engagement,” Langer [...]

Ontario Government Progress Report 2014 | Healthcare

March 20th, 2015

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Estimated cost of universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada

March 17th, 2015

In a recent issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers say the extra total cost to government of providing universal pharmacare could range as high as $5.4 billion a year, but would likely be about $1 billion, depending on exactly how much can be saved through bulk purchases of medications and other measures.

Executive Advisory Board on Privacy and Security: Healthcare and Cybersecurity

March 16th, 2015

How to prevent cybersecurity attacks in a new, organized hacker environment. What to do in the event of a data breach. How to improve cybersecurity protections for small providers and vendors. How to deal with vendors who lack awareness and enforcement of data security procedures. Click here to download the full PDF

Every day Dr Simi George opens up several corpses to try and find out why they died (BBC)

March 6th, 2015

She sees dead people’s hearts, their eyes, their ribcages and the inside of their skulls in her job as a histopathologist at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. Sometimes the cadavers are so decomposed she can’t see their face, their skull is black and there are maggots. She can struggle to find the cause of death. [...]

Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you (CNN)

March 6th, 2015

If you chose fact, you’re right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes,Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, prostate cancer,Alzheimer’s, computer back pain and more. But if you chose myth, you’d also be right. There are times when coffee is bad for you, and it depends on your genetics, [...]

Ontario Health Links Infographic

March 3rd, 2015

Ontario is taking steps to further transform the delivery of local health care with the creation of community Health Links across the province. Health Links work to encourage collaboration between existing local health care providers to provide better coordinated health care for Ontario’s most complex patients. Through increased communication and collaboration, patients receive timely access [...]

Tribute to John Robert Evans (October 1, 1929 – February 13, 2015)

February 23rd, 2015

by Ilse Treurnicht Introduction I want to thank the Evans family for the privilege of speaking today about John Evans.   Dr Lincoln Chen of Boston will provide insights into John’s international legacy.  My daunting assignment is to lead off with reflections on John as a passionate Canadian. John’s domestic legacy is so large, so [...]

Choosing the Best ADR Process for your Dispute and Maximizing the Chances of Success at Mediation

February 19th, 2015

As the process of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) evolves, it appears to be developing several hybrids and variations. What is happening is that creative counsel are redefining the process for individual cases in order to suit the purposes of the particular dispute. The choice of the dispute resolution mechanism will be premised upon the type of dispute involved, [...]

Researcher Patricia Martens turned dry data into stories

February 17th, 2015

OBITUARY by ANN SILVERSIDES Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, Feb. 12 2015 Patricia Martens’s passion for understanding and spreading knowledge about health research manifested itself in different ways throughout her life. She believed strongly in the power of such data to point to ways of improving health and reducing inequality. A gifted and enthusiastic [...]