Archive for May, 2012

Ministry Memo: ALC patients who refuse an offer of admission to a prior-chosen LTC home bed

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Bulletin from the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) May 30, 2012 Click Here to Download the PDF For the Attention of Hospital CEOs, Board Chairs, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Nursing Executives, CACN and OHA Board of Directors From: Mark Rochon, Interim President and CEO Ministry Memo: ALC patients who refuse an offer of admission to a [...]

OMA and The Ministry | Longwoods eLetter May 29, 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Quote “The radiologist’s role is poorly understood by laypeople, policy makers and physicians in other specialties.” Dr. Deljit Dhanoa challenges Mr. Will Falk directly – Ask the Experts: The Radiologists Essay Forging complete questions to defeat “The Ghost of Healthcare Despair.” Hugh MacLeod. Off the Cuff The Ontario Medical Association invites the Minister of Health [...]

Letter to Doug Weir, OMA, from Deb Matthews May 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Click here to download the full PDF of the letter from the Minister Click here to read: The OMA invites the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care back to the negotiating table

Funding Alternatives for Family Physicians

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Chapter 3 Section 3.06 From the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Download the entire PDF here


Monday, May 28th, 2012

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Rates of Avoidable Deaths Reduced, Yet Significant Room for Improvement Remains

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Fewer avoidable deaths suggest timely health care and disease prevention are having an impact Download the report: Health Indicators 2012 May 24, 2012— The rate of deaths that could potentially be avoided through timely and effective health care and disease prevention dropped from 373 per 100,000 Canadians in 1979 to 185 per 100,000 Canadians in [...]

One Response to Fun with numbers – CIHI under fire for hospital rankings

Friday, May 25th, 2012

gina konjarski | May 23, 2012 at 10:05 am I’m trying to raise awareness and public support for accountability into institutions through an Ombudsman. Given the nature of your group, I hope that you can support this social justice initiative that would help protect the public especially the vulnerable and marginalized. A bill is coming [...]

Jessica Barba’s Anti-Bullying Video

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Jessica Barba, who attends Longwood High School in Middle Island, (Long Island N.Y.) created a video featuring a 12-year-old girl named Hailey who kills herself after being bullied on Facebook and at school. It is not a true story and video makes that very clear. The school suspended Jessica for her efforts. “I just created [...] Vol. 9 No. 11, May 23, 2012

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Vol. 9 No. 11, May 23, 2012 Fact and Stats More than one-third of US prescriptions now are electronic, according to a new report from electronic prescribing network Surescripts. The report found that by the end of 2011, 36% of all prescriptions in the US were electronic, up from 22% in the previous year. The [...]

Physician Leaders | Longwoods eLetter May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Quote “There are critical trade-offs in our policy-making. One is between services that primarily benefit the young, such as education, and those that, like health care, disproportionately help older citizens.” Harvard professor of Economics Edward L. Glaeser Essay Moore’s Law in Radiology? Technology makes radiologists’ work slower, not faster – but more valuable by Benjamin [...]