Archive for April, 2011 Vol. 8 No. 9, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Fact and Stats Electronic clinical decision support reminders can help physicians avoid ordering unnecessary treatments, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital studied whether automated alerts built into the hospital’s EHR system could aid physicians in complying with new red blood cell transfusion guidelines. [...]

Longwoods eLetter April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Quote “Nurses were three times more likely to commit errors when they worked more than 12.5 hours. “Working overtime increased the odds of making at least one error, regardless of how long the shift was originally scheduled” From Dorothy Pringle’s editorial Shifting Shifts. Essay It’s Spring and Convocation is in the Air. So What? from [...]

HR Resources Newsletter Vol.4 No.8

Thursday, April 21st, 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.8 | April 21, 2011 The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from:  Recruiters: Post Nurse [...]

Longwoods eLetter April 19, 2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Quote “The Internet and cloud computing will take health records off the mainframe for secure and unprecedented access to health stakeholders anywhere in the world.” One of the “Top 10 Healthcare Game Changers” Canada’s Emerging Health Innovations and Trends. See them here. Essay “As an innovation evolves, it reaches a point when there is enough [...] Vol. 8 No. 8, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Fact and Stats While social media has a strong and growing role in healthcare communications among peer communities of patients, a national Capstrat-Public Policy Polling survey finds Americans still turn to traditional lines of communication when they need specific health consultation from their own doctor. More than five of every six respondents (84%) said they [...]

The Great List of eHealth: readings from the authors and editors of

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Re: “Apples Or Blackberrys Clinical Use and Evaluation of The iPhone Platform in a Blackberry-dominated Hospital Environment” By Sherman Quan Et Al., Electronichealthcare, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2010 Published: Sunday December 12th 11PM Link: Description: Re: “Apples or BlackBerrys Clinical Use and Evaluation of the iPhone Platform in a BlackBerry-Dominated Hospital Environment” by Sherman [...]

Longwoods eLetter April 12, 2011

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Quote “We know that quality care is cheaper. But we don’t yet pay more for higher quality and we do still pay for low quality care and its results such as hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.” Will Falk Essay The Grassroots eHealth Revolution by Will Falk and Dr. Sacha Bhatia Off the Cuff Delivery: Funding, human [...]

Stephen Duckett Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

[Source:  chef Emmanuel David. Bistro La Persaud, at La Cite, the francophone cultural centre in Bonnie Doon as presented by  The blog Patent and the Pantry] 500g butter (about 2 1/8 cups. One block of butter is 454g, so it’s more than that) 450g sugar (2 cups) 4 large eggs 200g organic oatmeal (2 cups) [...]

So what? Now what? Exploring, understanding and using the epistemologies that inform the improvement of healthcare

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Paul Batalden1, Frank Davidoff2, Martin Marshall3, Jo Bibby3, Colin Pink3 + Author Affiliations 1The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 2Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 3The Health Foundation, London, UK Correspondence to Professor Paul Batalden, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, [...]

ACAHO Releases Election Primer

Friday, April 8th, 2011

While a significant amount of ACAHO’s work is through meetings with Federal Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators and senior bureaucrats, each federal election provides an opportunity to promote a public dialogue with all political parties on the policy issues that are important to members of the Association.  With this in mind – and as we [...]