Archive for February, 2012

Five Lasting Rules for Negotiating Anything.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Five Lasting Rules for Negotiating Anything. From the Harvard Negotiation Project 1. Don’t Bargain Over Positions Most of us begin negotiation by identifying a position and arguing for it, such as: “I want to retain the CEO title.” But such positional bargaining can limit your ability to arrive at a “wise agreement” that benefits both [...]

Best of Lewis | Longwoods eLetter February 28, 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Quote “Given the weight of privacy issues, using social media in a physician-patient relationship is a dangerous trap, best to be avoided,” one survey respondent wrote. Another urged: “Don’t be afraid, folks, let’s find out what it can do for us!” From a Canadian Medical Association Survey exploring physicians’ views about using social media to [...]

ACCESS to care

Monday, February 27th, 2012

ACCESS to care: The Champlain LHIN (think Ottawa and surrounds) is helping to transform the regional health system by improving access to services. Here’s one strategy: enhanced telemedicine: Through telemedicine, patients can ‘visit’ a physician specialist or other health professional through two-way videoconferencing. What’s new is that fifteen nurses are being hired by five new [...]

Underreporting of needlestick and sharps injuries among healthcare workers in a Swiss University Hospital

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Original article | Published 10 February 2012, doi:10.4414/smw.2012.13523 Cite this as: Swiss Med Wkly. 2012;142:w13523 Underreporting of needlestick and sharps injuries among healthcare workers in a Swiss University Hospital Cathy Voidea, Katharine Elizabeth A. Darlinga, Alain Kenfak-Foguenaa, Véronique Erarda, Matthias Cavassinia, Catherine Lazor-Blanchetb a Infectious Diseases Service, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland b Occupational Health Service, [...]


Monday, February 27th, 2012

Companies like HP, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft offer products that either directly involve cloud computing services or rely on them in some way. Amazon, the online retail giant, has a thriving cloud storage business. That doesn’t mean Amazon has a warehouse filled with fluffy, white clouds. It means the company rents out storage space within [...]

Jump the Queue | Longwoods eLetter February 21, 2012

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Quote “A consumer revolution in which a knowledgeable public expects quality, speed, affordability, appropriateness, and accessibility in its healthcare services.” What Michael Decter said in the year 2000. Essays Shortening the Queue by Jumping It by Paul Faguy Off the Cuff . . . a “momentous feat” that demonstrated the potential for kidney exchanges to [...]


Monday, February 20th, 2012

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Monday, February 20th, 2012

Download the PDF by clicking here January 26th, 2012 The purpose of this communique is to provide an update to First Nations on the implementation of Resolution 2011-01, and particularly amendments to the Constitution and bylaws of the First Nations Health Society, and recent developments with respect to its Board of Directors. Creation of the [...]

Equity – a blog

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. The Ministry has developed a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups. HEIA also supports improved targeting of health care investments—the right care, at [...]

Peeling an ORNGE | Longwoods eLetter February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Quote “There is . . .a series of . . . troubling questions regarding patient safety. Were the right helicopters purchased from a patient care standpoint? Were dispatch policies based on best patient care or financial requirements? Did any patient die as a result of decisions motivated by financial imperatives?” Michael Decter examines ORNGE in [...]