Archive for January, 2016

Action for Seniors

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The Ontario Long Term Care Association released a report, Better Seniors’ Care, which elaborates on those four points and urges Ontarians to press their MPPs for the changes. “Ontario’s long-term care homes are finding themselves increasingly constrained by a system designed for yesterday. It is leaving them ill-equipped to meet the growing needs and numbers of today’s [...]

Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

January 28, 2016 The Change Foundation has released Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA, a collection of 15 recommendations and best practices on patient engagement. The recommendations are on based on The Change Foundation’s work with its PANORAMA Panel, a group of 31 patients and family caregivers that met regularly between 2012 and 2014 to share [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Vol. 11 Special Issue | Mental Health in the Workplace

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

In 2011 Healthcare Papers published a special issue on Mental Health in the workplace sponsored by CAMH. “The papers in this special issue were written by the (Fourth Annual Canadian Research Congress on Mental Health and Addictions in the Workplace) plenary speakers. The research papers summarize the state of knowledge in three research areas as [...]

Patient Care Groups: A new model of population based primary health care for Ontario

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

A report on behalf of the Primary Health Care Expert Advisory Committee By David Price, Elizabeth Baker, Brian Golden and Rosemary Hannam May 2015 Click here to download the full PDF. Executive Summary In late 2013 the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the “ministry”) convened the Expert Advisory Committee on Strengthening Primary Health Care [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – The HIT Report from KLAS

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

HIT Performance: Physician Order Entry Perception Study; FOCUS: Leading Physician Order Entry – Clinical Information System Vendors In ElectronicHealthcare, 1(3) May 2002: 58-63, KLAS reports on a study that found that 75% of acute care organizations were looking at either implementing CPOE (Computer-based Physician Order Entry) or augmenting an existing CPOE with wireless. http://www.longwoods.com/content/16177  

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – HIMSS Analytics Column by Patrick Powers, April 2010

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The function of Saskatchewan’s EHR is to “give authorized healthcare providers rapid access to patients’ pertinent, up-to-date health information to support clinical decision-making and case management. A shared patient-centric health record will provide a longitudinal view of an individual’s key health history and care” In October 2009, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health (MOH) released the [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – The Conference Board vs. Steven Lewis

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

In June 2008 Steven Lewis wrote an essay, The Conference Board: Rank Amateurs with an Agenda?,  in response to a news release issued by the Conference Board that highlighted Canada’s alleged ranking prior to the full report being available. “The Board summary is silent on the one element of health care that might make a [...]

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Note from: the Publisher@Longwoods.com     January 6, 2016 What Keeps us Healthy and Happy? To help you achieve and sustain that wish, click here to watch a TED online presentation: What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life  or read the transcript below.  It’s very engaging. . . TED presentation transcript: What [...]