Archive for October, 2010 Vol. 7 No. 22, October 27, 2010

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Fact and Stats Computerized patient records could be used to improve lax reporting of serious drug side effects, the results of a small study suggest. The study, at Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s hospitals in Boston and sponsored by Pfizer Inc., showed a large increase in reporting of adverse events to the Food and [...]

Longwoods eLetter October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

October 26, 2010 Quote “How to Get Published in a Longwoods Journal: Tip #1” Our editorial staff is blogging. Essay Neil Seeman aims to solve a puzzle in his new book The Spinoff – how do you spin out global commercial health ventures from Universities, hospitals and think tanks? Click here to read his essay. [...]

HR Resources Vol.3 No.21 | October 21, 2010

Friday, October 22nd, 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.21 | October 21, 2010 The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from: Visit for [...]

Consultant Use in Selected Health Organizations

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

From the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario A Special Report on Consultant Use in Selected Health Organizations, which the Standing Committee on Public Accounts requested pursuant to Section 17 of the Auditor General Act. Click here to download the entire PDF

Longwoods eLetter October 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Quote “Where inequality thrives, health does not.” Avram Denburg and Denis Daneman Essay “Population health inheritance enables us to consider the importance of child health outcomes within the context of a health system that overwhelmingly treats people much later in life and considers health improvement in the context of individuals rather than collectively, as passed [...] Vol. 7 No. 21, October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Vol. 7 No. 21, October 13, 2010 Fact and Stats Only 6.7% of US physicians e-mail their patients about clinical issues, according to a new study from the Center for Studying Health System Change. For the study, researchers surveyed more than 4,200 office-based physicians in 2008. Overall, about one-third of office-based physicians reported that information [...]

Longwoods eLetter October 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Quote “. . . governing bodies are ultimately accountable for the safety and quality of care in our organizations. . . . recent events have served as wake-up calls to many boards, which are seeking guidance to better understand and live up to their responsibilities.” Maura Davies. More. Essay Has your existing agreement with the [...]

Longwoods eLetter October 5, 2010

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Quote “We, as healthcare providers, must leave behind the historical approach of “accommodating” broad clinical variation in practice, tolerance of low compliance in applying clear evidence that enhances outcome, and accommodating intransigent, colleagues who reject infection control practices.” HealthcarePapers,  Kevin Smith et al. Kevin Smith is CEO of St. Joseph’s Healthcare (with its own astronaut), [...]

How to Get Published in a Longwoods Journal: Tip #1

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Here we are the week after Thanksgiving. Fall is in its full glory – and Ania and I are buried in manuscripts! An awful lot of you spent your summer holidays in front of your computers. That’s not a complaint. We’ve received some excellent and exciting material over the past few weeks. But with six journals, two [...]

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare

Friday, October 1st, 2010

On July 5, 2010 the Commission released its first report, Towards Sustainable Child Welfare in Ontario. The report examines Ontario’s child welfare system as it stands today and how its policies, funding and service delivery have grown and changed in the past ten years. Download the PDF here: The Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare. [...]