Archive for September, 2010 Vol. 7 No. 20, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Vol. 7 No. 20, September 29, 2010 Fact and Stats The number of office-based U.S. healthcare professionals who use electronic prescribing systems has increased significantly in recent years, according to data released by electronic prescribing network operator Surescripts. About 200,000 office-based prescribers – or about one-third of office-based healthcare workers – currently use e-prescribing systems. The latest figure is [...]

Longwoods eLetter September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

September 28, 2010 Quote “Love is a lot like an invention: it makes the seemingly impossible possible. When it comes to the iPad, I’ve been dazzled; it is a game-changer for self-education. I call this iPadagogy.” Neil Seeman Essay Steven Lewis: the Generic Drug Wars: Part 1: How It All Began Part 2: Did Retail [...]

Human Contact

Monday, September 27th, 2010

It is official: back-to-school is upon us. Since it may be a while before students, teachers and parents settle down in their routines, it may be wise to accept that things could get chaotic for a while (see Neil Seeman’s take on back to school). Despite the craziness associated with first weeks of September, it’s [...]

Longwoods eLetter September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

September 21, 2010 Quote “. . . whether there are (or are not) enough healthcare providers is not simply a question of numbers of health professionals. From changes in health and healthcare to shifts in the worklife and practice patterns of professionals, a better understanding of the wide range of factors affecting healthcare providers is [...]

Curbing Childhood Obesity

Monday, September 20th, 2010

A Federal, Provincial and Territorial Framework for Action to Promote Healthy Weights Download the full PDF here Vol. 7 No. 19, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Vol. 7 No. 19, September 15, 2010 Fact and Stats Although the number of U.S. hospitals with either basic or comprehensive electronic health records increased by 3.2 percentage points in 2009, only 2% of those hospitals have EHRs that would meet the federal government’s “meaningful use” criteria, according to a study published in the journal [...]

Longwoods eLetter September 14, 2010

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Quote When former United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having an “improper relationship” with Monica Lewinsky, I learned more than I needed to know about the appropriate duties of an intern. Around the same time, Canada had its own intern scandal.” Neil Seeman in Interns over 40 for Healthcare. Essay Ontario Generic Drug Wars, [...]

Surgical Safety Checklist

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Does your OR use one? Here is London Health Sciences Centre’s version. Click here to download the PDF The New England Journal of Medicine article and reference: Click here to download the PDF

OECD Health Data 2010: How Does Canada Compare

Monday, September 13th, 2010

OECD Health Data 2010 How Does Canada Compare Total health spending accounted for 10.4% of GDP in Canada in 2008, more than one percentage point higher than the average of 9.0% in OECD countries. Health spending as a share of GDP is lower in Canada than in the United States (which spent 16.0% of its [...]

HR Resources Newsletter Vol.3 No.19 | September 9, 2010

Thursday, September 9th, 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 | September 9, 2010 The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from:  Essay Healthcare Innovation: [...]