Archive for March, 2015

Where’s Linda Knight now?

Monday, March 30th, 2015

When the unhappy staff at the Niagara branch of CarePartners first entertained the idea of organizing themselves into a union, CarePartners owner Linda Knight picked up the phone and called each of the workers. She promised that things would get better if only the front line home care workers gave her another chance before joining [...]

Public Sector Salary Disclosure for 2014: Hospitals and Boards of Public Health

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The information contained in these pages is a copy of the official documents of these organizations. Since the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act does not specify the language in which these documents need to be prepared, the Treasury Board Secretariat publishes these documents in the original language in which they were prepared and presented to [...]

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

Friday, March 20th, 2015

For nearly four decades, Langer’s research on mindfulness has influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. It demonstrates that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on autopilot, we can reduce stress, unlock creativity, and boost performance. “Mindfulness is the essence of engagement,” Langer [...]

Ontario Government Progress Report 2014 | Healthcare

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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Estimated cost of universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

In a recent issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers say the extra total cost to government of providing universal pharmacare could range as high as $5.4 billion a year, but would likely be about $1 billion, depending on exactly how much can be saved through bulk purchases of medications and other measures.

Executive Advisory Board on Privacy and Security: Healthcare and Cybersecurity

Monday, March 16th, 2015

How to prevent cybersecurity attacks in a new, organized hacker environment. What to do in the event of a data breach. How to improve cybersecurity protections for small providers and vendors. How to deal with vendors who lack awareness and enforcement of data security procedures. Click here to download the full PDF

Every day Dr Simi George opens up several corpses to try and find out why they died (BBC)

Friday, March 6th, 2015

She sees dead people’s hearts, their eyes, their ribcages and the inside of their skulls in her job as a histopathologist at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. Sometimes the cadavers are so decomposed she can’t see their face, their skull is black and there are maggots. She can struggle to find the cause of death. [...]

Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you (CNN)

Friday, March 6th, 2015

If you chose fact, you’re right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes,Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, prostate cancer,Alzheimer’s, computer back pain and more. But if you chose myth, you’d also be right. There are times when coffee is bad for you, and it depends on your genetics, [...]

Ontario Health Links Infographic

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Ontario is taking steps to further transform the delivery of local health care with the creation of community Health Links across the province. Health Links work to encourage collaboration between existing local health care providers to provide better coordinated health care for Ontario’s most complex patients. Through increased communication and collaboration, patients receive timely access [...]