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.”

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

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

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 [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Privacy Has Lost its “Cool Factor”…

June 30th, 2016

Neil Seeman writes about how “Social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, analysis Twitter and MySpace trade off people’s growing willingness to disclose details about their personal lives, accomplishments…and their failures.”

Alberta Healthcare Sector salary disclosures from the Sunshine List for 2016

June 27th, 2016

Alberta Health Services Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Calgary and South Mental Health Review Panel Central Alberta Mental Health Review Panel Edmonton and North Mental Health Review Panel Electronic Health Record Data Stewardship Committee Health Disciplines Board Health Professions Advisory Board Health Quality Council of Alberta Out-Of-Country Health Services Appeal Panel Out-Of-Country Health Services Committee [...]

National Health Expenditures: How much does Canada spend on healthcare?

June 23rd, 2016

Total health expenditure is expected to amount to $6,105 per Canadian in 2015 Click here to download the full PDF

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Conversation about the Future of Canadian Healthcare

June 23rd, 2016

On Wednesday, January 30, 2008, Dr. Robert Bell, CEO & President of the University Health Network. Dr. Tak W. Mak, Director of the Advanced Medical Discovery Institute and Dr. Jonathan Irish, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital discussed the future of Canadian Healthcare through creativity, technology, leadership and collaboration.