Archive for November, 2013

Notes without a Script from Dr. Alex Franklin

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Too little, too late as the health supertankers start to turn What is to be gleaned from the latest OECD Health at a Glance 2013? The healthcare service supertankers are starting to alter course but progress remains slow and icebergs of diabetes, dementia and longer life expectancies dwarf expenditure. French state plans activity ceilings for [...]

Surgical Checklist

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Our Challenge Communication is a vital part of safe healthcare for our clients and patients. Checklists have become part of standard practice in both the intensive care unit and throughout the surgical journey of a patient. Surgical safety checklists are a key component in patient safety because their impact extends beyond safe surgical processes [...]

HealthAchieve 2013: Closing Remarks by The Honourable Deb Matthews, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Thank you. It is great to be here. This is actually my fifth visit to HealthAchieve. I know this is the last speech of a long conference. You’ve heard a lot of great ideas and perspectives from a lot of great speakers. You’ve reunited with old friends and made new ones. And I know this [...]

International information on safety and quality of healthcare

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and identified international organizations. World Health Organization (WHO) Patient Safety Website In October 2004, the WHO launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. This was in response to a World Health Assembly Resolution which urged WHO and Member States to pay the closest possible attention to patient safety. [...]

Minister’s Statement to the Legislature: 2013 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

Friday, November 8th, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF Ontario Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa’s Statement to the Legislature Introduction Mr. Speaker, I rise to present the 2013 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. It introduces a new three-part plan for jobs and growth that is built on investing in people, building modern infrastructure and supporting a dynamic and innovative business climate. Our government [...]