Archive for March, 2013

The Health Council of Canada Blog

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The Health Council of Canada is an independent national agency that reports on the progress of health care renewal. Created by the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal, the Council aims to be a leading voice that informs and strengthen Canada’s health system. Through this blog we offer commentary on current health news and Health [...]

Why Canada’s Health Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century

Monday, March 18th, 2013

This is an excerpt from Penguin.ca $32.00 Jeffrey Simpson  Jeffrey Simpson has beenThe Globe and Mail’s national affairs columnist for more than twenty-five years. He is also an award-winning author of eight previous books—including Discipline of Power, which won a Governor General’s Award—and is an officer of the Order of Canada. He lives in Ottawa with his [...]

A Longwoods series on DNA

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Your DNA may carry a ‘memory’ DNA “off switch” may reverse premature aging, say University of Toronto researchers…  Chronic Pain Alters DNA Marking in the Brain Early life adversity affects broad regions of brain DNA More…

Black boxes in operating rooms: should hospitals copy aviation for safety?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

By Pamela Fayerman, Published in The Vancouver Sun Should operating rooms have recording devices like flight recorders on planes? The health care industry is more and more borrowing ideas from aviation for purposes of efficiency,  patient-focused care and safety. This week, the CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute asks a titillating question: Since black boxes have proven [...]

Canadian Obesity Network – March 12th, 2013 – Highlights

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Canadian Obesity Network – March 12th, 2013 – Highlights Canadian Obesity Summit an Open Forum for Dialogue Dear CON-RCO Member, Preparations are well under way for the 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit in Vancouver this May, and I am convinced it will exceed all expectations. Since the event is as much about networking across different disciplines and sectors [...]

The Concentration of Health Care Spending: Little Ado (yet) About Much (money)

Friday, March 8th, 2013

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Could Kaiser Permanente’s Low-Cost Health Care Be Even Cheaper?

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

by SARAH VARNEY, KQED RADIO June 25, 2012 5:36 PM from KQED George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2009. Kaiser Permanente rose out of Henry J. Kaiser’s utopian, industrialist dream. During the 1930s and ’40s, Kaiser wanted to make sure the workers at his Richmond, Calif., [...]

Canadian Paediatric Adverse Events Study

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

What is the incidence and what are the types of adverse events that occur in children hospitalized across the country? Over 9% of children admitted to acute care hospitals in Canada experience harm caused by healthcare management, leading to death, disability, prolonged hospital stay, or readmission. These data are new and unique, and represent the [...]

No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Healthy Kids Panel has a plan to Reduce Childhood Obesity by 20% Over five Years Click here to download the entire PDF