Archive for May, 2011

Longwoods eLetter May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Quote “There is a need to consistently assess the use of . . . EMRs.” Morgan Price, Francis Lau and James Lai Essays Few people have ever accused Myrna Francis, Dick Alvarez and their executive teams at Infoway of being too nice. So what did they really achieve during their first decade? Will Falk tells [...]

New Telephone Consultation Codes

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

New Telephone Consultation Codes The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) have jointly established the Education and Prevention Committee (EPC). The EPC’s primary goal is to educate physicians about submitting OHIP claims that accurately reflect the services provided and that are in compliance with the law. Interpretive Bulletins are [...] Vol. 8 No. 11, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Fact and Stats Seven percent of U.S. physicians use online video conferencing to communicate with any of their patients, according the new Taking the Pulse U.S. v11.0 study of physician digital adoption trends from pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research. This year’s study of 2,041 U.S. practicing physicians includes a focus on how [...]

Longwoods eLetter May 24, 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Quote “What is quality healthcare?”, the Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan asks the question and provides its response. . . “Health services must meet the standards of quality based on patient needs. But services can also produce higher levels of satisfaction through extra care and attention to detail.” For the complete response click here: Quality [...]

Mythbusters – CHSRF

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011


British Columbia Stats and more

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

VIHA_Financials_year_ended_March_2010 VANCOUVER_ISLAND_HEALTH_AUTHORITY_Schedule_of_Payments_to_Vendors_receiving_more_than_25_0000VIHA_Financials_year_ended_March_2010VIHA_Financials_year_ended_March_2010 Vancouver Coastal Health Authority – Financial – 2010 (PDF) Vancouver Coastal Health Authority – Regional Profile – Sept, 2010 (PDF) Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Schedule Of Payments Made To Suppliers 2010 (PDF) Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Schedule Of Remuneration And Expenses 2010 (PDF)

HR Resources Newsletter Vol.4 No.10

Thursday, May 19th, 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 May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Quote “We should not assume that when we spend more, we should get more– be it health care outcomes or tangible goods and services like diagnostic tests, physician visits, etc.” Colleen Flood reflects on the Conference Board Report and shows her leadership in the process. Click here. Essays “Quality remains one of the great trade-offs [...] Vol. 8 No. 10, May 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Fact and Stats About 41% of consumers prefer to receive a reminder to perform a health-related task through text messaging, according to a US survey from the Consumer Health Information Corporation. The survey found that about 15% of consumers prefer getting such reminders through e-mail and that 1.3% of consumers prefer phone calls for such [...]

Longwoods eLetter May 10, 2011

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Quote “. . . a high performing workplace (HPWP) is not about instant success but about long-term viability. All the case studies show that HPWPs need time to establish, nurture and improve.” High Performance Work Practices. UK government commissioned report Essay How Well Protected Are Canadian Research Participants: Who Knows? Dot Pringle speaks out. Off [...]