Archive for April, 2012

Psychological Health & Safety – An Action Guide for Employers

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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What about the CIHI indicators? | some early comments from the media . . . and more

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

What about the CIHI indicators? | some early comments from the media . . . and more | April 25, 2012 Toronto hospitals can now be evaluated against their Canadian … Best and worst GTA hospitals: Toronto-area lags in … CMAJ: Landmark tool assesses Canadian hospitals CIHI | OPSEU Diablogue Town Hall Summary – St. [...]

Depressed and Alone at Work | Longwoods eLetter April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Quote “Leaders need to know when to invite and attract the goodness in people, and when to use command and control to get over a bump in the road.” David C. Leach, MD, the executive director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Essay Depressed and Alone at Work. by Neil Seeman Off the [...]

Better Understanding Of Use Of Checklists In Healthcare Urged

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2009) — A new report, involving the University of Leicester, has called for greater understanding of how checklists can be used to improve safety. The report has been described as “counter-revolutionary” and providing a “a long overdue and desperately needed reality check for checklists in medicine” by Faculty of 1000 Medicine. Checklists [...]

HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey 2011

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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How will information and communication technologies affect equity in health? by Alejandro R. Jadad and Andrea A. Cortinois

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Equity – a blog 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 healthcare investments—the [...]

Is a change in vocal loudness a first step towards becoming a medical doctor?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Christiane Kiese-Himmela, Wolfgang Himmelb, Martin Schererc a Unit of Phoniatrical / Pedaudiological Psychology at the Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany b Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany c Institute of Primary Medical Care, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany Summary QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY: Some evidence [...]

Indicators, analytics and dashboards | Longwoods eLetter April 17, 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Quote “I’ve always hankered to be a baseball writer.” Steven Lewis Essay Radiology as an Example of Moore’s Law in Healthcare  – Getting to Sustainability. Will Falk [Recommended reading by Denis Protti] Off the Cuff New CIHI online resource shows hospital performance improving. Pregnant mothers who overeat or under eat may be setting up their [...]

Patient Safety and Healthcare Error in the Canadian Healthcare System: A Systematic Review and Analysis of Leading Practices in Canada with Reference to Key Initiatives Elsewhere

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Prepared by G. Ross Baker & Peter Norton For Health Canada Help on accessing alternative formats, such as Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (PPT) files, can be obtained in the alternate format help section. (PDF Version – 473 K) Table of Contents Executive Summary Acknowledgements 1. Background 1.1 Project Goals and Objectives [...]

How Safe Are Our Hospitals?

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

By Bara Vaida http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/January/30/hospital-checklist-chart-washington-area-patient-safety.aspx Jan 30, 2012 This story was produced in collaboration with D.C. Hospital Name Rate of Complications Compared With U.S. Average Georgetown Worse George Washington No different Howard No different Providence No different United Medical No different Sibley Better Washington Hospital Center Worse Source: Hospital Compare analysis of October 2008 – June [...]