Archive for August, 2010

Longwoods eLetter August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Definition Insongnia: The term for a song that sticks in your head, usually against your will. Courtesy of Jane Farrow Video Essay Demographer David Foot and what society’s aging population means to future generations. An interview by Steve Paiken. Some outtakes: The roaring 20s generation cost us a lot. 2010 boomers are already in their [...]

HR Resources Newsletter Vol.3 No.18 | August 26, 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Longwoods Publishing presents the HR Resources Newsletter – access to: a database of best practices; Longwoods recruitment sites; key employer recruitment portals; a history of leadership transitions and appointments; current employment opportunities and more. Vol.3 No.18 | August 26, 2010 The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from:   News [...]

Longwoods eLetter August 24, 2010

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Quote “In Ontario there are three levels of contracts before the patient gets a bath.” Michael Rachlis, The Toronto Star Essays CMA Emerges Dazed from Cave, Writes Report by Steven Lewis Why e-books are good for your health by Neil Seeman Off the Cuff Search the Longwoods Library to review policies and practices. Your “how [...]

2009 Survey of Executive Opinions on Key I.T. Issues

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

From Modern Healthcare Read this and make some “back of the envelope” notes. (1) How can the web and related technologies help restructure the hospital-physician relationship?  (2) What are the top 10 I.T. system priorities during the next 24 months. (3) What is the percentage of capital budget spent on I.T. assets? (4) What are [...]

Longwoods eLetter August 17, 2010

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Definition* Intellectual disability. The 2010 professional manual that psychologists use for diagnosis makes the change in the medical label official: “Mental retardation” is out. “Intellectual disability” is in. More. Essays Spare the Policy, Spoil the Profession by Steven Lewis. A replay of this essay comes on the heels of this comment from (arguably) another one [...]

| Vol. 7 No. 17, August 18, 2010 |

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Vol.7 No.15 | July 21, 2010 FACTS and STATS Thirty-two percent of U.S. residents ages 18 and older — or about 175 million individuals — said they regularly used the Internet this year to find health care-related information, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Harris Interactive is a US based survey company. The results [...]

Reaching for the Top: A Report by the Advisor on Healthy Children & Youth

Friday, August 13th, 2010

By Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, MD, MBA, FRCS(C) Chair / Chief, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital, London, Ontario Assistant Dean (External)/Assistant Professor, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Co-Director, Health Sector MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Background When [...]

Calculating the return on investment of mobile healthcare

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Calculating the return on investment of mobile healthcare Nancy E Oriol, Paul J Cote, Anthony P Vavasis, Jennifer Bennet, Darien DeLorenzo, Philip Blanc and Isaac Kohane Abstract Background: Mobile health clinics provide an alternative portal into the healthcare system for the medically disenfranchised, that is, people who are underinsured, uninsured or who are otherwise outside [...]

HR Resources Vol.3 No.17 | August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Longwoods Publishing presents the HR Resources Newsletter – access to: a database of best practices; Longwoods recruitment sites; key employer recruitment portals; a history of leadership transitions and appointments; current employment opportunities and more. Vol.3 No.17 | August 12, 2010 The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from:   News [...]

British Columbia – Patient Care Quality Review Boards’ Annual Report

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

British Columbia’s Patient Care Quality Review Boards’ annual report for the period April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010. Click here to download the PDF