Archive for March, 2011

eHealthRecord.info Vol. 8 No. 7, March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Fact and Stats The psychiatric department at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore experienced an 87.7% decline in its rate of medication errors after implementing a computerized provider order entry system and an error reporting system, according to a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. According to researchers, medication errors can be caused by: [...]

Longwoods eLetter March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Quote “This ‘must read’ book is a Festschrift for Professor Paul Batalden, a great scholar and doyen of the movement for quality improvement in health care.” James A. Dunbar, Professor, Flinders University School of Medicine. Essay Canada used to be what consultants call a ‘thought leader’ in attacking the many facets of chronic illness. We’ve [...]

HR Resources Newsletter Vol.4 No.6 | March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

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.4 No.6 | March 24, 2011 The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from: Recruiters: Post Nurse [...]

Longwoods eLetter March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Quote “Governments deliver certain functions very well — such as clinical health care — but there’s always room for improved customer service and economic productivity through strategic partnering.” Saäd Rafi. Essay The TSX Gives a Short Course in Health Economics: It’s the Prices, Stupid! by Robert G. Evans, The Undisciplined Economist. Publisher’s note: this article [...]

eHealthrecord.info Vol. 8 No. 6, March 16, 2011

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Fact and Stats Canadians who use the Internet to search for information on prescription drugs often are directed to pharmaceutical company websites and Wikipedia, while U.S. residents who use Google to search for the same information typically see a top result from the National Library of Medicine, according to a recent study published in the [...]

Longwoods eLetter March 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Quote “Those of us in healthcare need to recognize that, to a great degree, autonomy is grossly overrated and, in fact, results in poorer quality of care.” Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, discusses Standardization as a Key to Quality. Essay Reality Therapy for Healthcare Bureaucrats/Policy Wonks & Politicians by [...]

HR Resources Newsletter Vol.4 No.5 | March 10, 2010

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

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. The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from: Recruiters: Post Nurse Jobs at no charge. Advertise free [...]

Longwoods eLetter March 8, 2011

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Quote “I’ve realized the greatest reward comes from helping people know how good they are” Sister Elizabeth Davis shares her thoughts and personal insights on the ever-changing world of healthcare. Essay Reality Therapy for Healthcare Leaders by Ted Ball Off the Cuff It is International Women’s Day. Longwoods invites you revisit our interviews with three [...]

Report of the Cancer Services Implementation Committee: 2001

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

By Alan R. Hudson, OC Chair DECEMBER 2001 Please click here to download the full report as a PDF

ehealthrecord.info Vol. 8 No. 5, March 2, 2011

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Fact and Stats Some doctors post unethical and unprofessional content on Twitter, a finding that suggests the need for more oversight of physicians’ use of social media, according to a recent study, published in a letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Of 5,156 “tweets” sent by 260 U.S. physicians, each with 500 [...]