Archive for January, 2012

Trim the fat | Longwoods eLetter January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Quote “We want Ontario to be the healthiest place in North America to grow up and grow old.” The Hon. Deb Matthews  Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has a plan. Essays Can Canadians Learn From Rob Ford’s Weight Loss Journey? Arya M. Sharma, MD, PhD Off the Cuff There is overwhelming evidence that [...]

. . . the governance model put in place for Canadian Blood Services by the ministers of health at the time of our creation offers unique opportunities and benefits which could also be beneficial to other sectors of the healthcare system.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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Changes to come! | Longwoods eLetter January 24, 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Quote This quotation from Paul Batalden is something I think about at least once each week, if not once a day: “Everyone in health care must recognize that they have two jobs when they come to work each day: doing the work and improving it.” Carolyn Kerrigan MD, MS, Professor of Surgery, Section of Plastic [...]

Vision for a Connected Health Future

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Vision for a Connected Health Future Realizing A Patient-First Healthcare Revolution Click here to download the entire PDF

New for 2012-2013: Canadians now offered full Harkness Fellowship

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The Commonwealth Fund, in collaboration with the CHSRF, offers a unique opportunity for mid-career professionals—researchers, policy-makers, clinicians, managers and journalists—to spend 12 months in the United States to conduct a policy-oriented research study with leading U.S. health experts. » Read more… NWT tackles chronic disease: CHSRF has just signed on to continue working with the [...]

Courage to make decisions | Longwoods eLetter January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Quote “When a government makes an investment in the health of people, it’s making an investment in the country’s future. The Patient Wait Times Guarantees we have negotiated with the provinces and territories mark yet another step forward in our government’s commitment to building a stronger, safer, better Canada for all of us.” Prime Minister [...]

What’s your resolution? | Longwoods eLetter January 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Quote The Fraser Institute Wait Time Reports: Madness in the Method, but Method in the Madness “…the Fraser Institute hardly conceals its raison d’etre. The more important question is why the media so willingly and uncritically reports its findings.” -Steven Lewis Essays Chasing CEO Talent in Healthcare: Is It Really About the Money? By Steven [...]

Evolve to Essence

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Evolve to Essence: speed, coverage, and resolution, have enabled a wide range of clinical advancements Click here to Download the PDF

The Virginia Mason Production System: What it Is, and Why it’s Better for Your Patients

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The Virginia Mason Production System: What it Is, and Why it’s Better for Your Patients Gary S. Kaplan, MD, the Chairman and CEO The Virginia Mason Medical Center Click here to download the PDF: Virginia Mason Winter_Contact_2008

Madness in the Method | Longwoods eLetter January 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Happy New Year! Quote Petty. So that is to say that really all that the Conservative party is committing to is to extend that six percent escalator into (20)15-16, but there’s no commitment to do it beyond that. Flaherty. Well, we’ll see how long the agreement would be. We will keep it at six percent [...]