Archive for October, 2013

Hospital Incident Reporting Systems Do Not Capture Most Patient Harm – US Office of Inspector General. 2009

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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Health Sciences North Board Talk

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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WSIB Insurance for Medical Offices in Ontario

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Although NOT MANDATORY, Ontario MDs can insure themselves and staff for Occupational illnesses and death cheaply by WSIB at the rate of 73 cents per every $100 of OHIP income and salary. For $200,000, yearly premium would be $1460, (about $28 a week). Correspondence with the late WSIB Chair Lincoln Alexander QC shows that provided [...]

What’s really behind Canada’s unemployed specialists? Too many, too few doctors?

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Findings from the Royal College’s  employment study – 2013 Click here to download the full report

Janet Davidson’s Review of Alberta Health Services. September 2013

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Review of the Alberta Health Services Organization and Structure, and Next Steps Janet Davidson, O.C., BScN, MHSA, LLD (HON) Official Administrator, Alberta Health Services

CCAC Annual Report to the Community 2012/2013

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Sooner, Safer, Smarter – The Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Three in four. That’s shorthand for the commitment that the Saskatchewan government made in the spring of 2010, giving all patients the option to have their surgery within three months of being added to the wait list. This was to be achieved in four years, ending March 31, 2014. In a province that had some [...]

Changing the way primary care and specialists communicate

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Waiting for specialist care remains the number one barrier to health care access in Canada. Excessive wait times, poorly coordinated care, insufficient communication and duplication of testing can result in significant breakdowns in transition of care, inappropriate treatment, patient dissatisfaction and potential harm. Link http://healthcouncilcanada.blogspot.ca/2013/10/base-changing-way-primary-care-and.html

Waiting for healthcare services

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Waiting for services in our healthcare system is a reality that most Canadians face at one time or another. The Health Council of Canada presents a pan-Canadian video series featuring innovative practices that are tackling waits for patients in various healthcare settings Link http://healthcouncilcanada.ca/content_wt.php?mnu=2&mnu1=48&mnu2=30&mnu3=42#V4

Public Sector Salary Disclosure 2013 (Disclosure for 2012)

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 (the act) makes Ontario’s public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers. The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year. The act [...]