Archive for September, 2016

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – In 2014 Shirlee Sharkey comments on Understanding the Gap between Desire for and Use of Consumer Health Solutions

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

All Aboard! Ms. Sharkey discusses how as a society, we have fundamentally changed our behaviour in three areas related to technology through virtualization; enhanced information and communication; and self-service. “Think of these three constructs as boxcars linked to a long railway train. That train has left the station, and it is already moving along the [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) Healthcare Institution Partnerships – the Ethical Perspective

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

By Joseph Mapa (then Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer Mount Sinai Hospital) Here is addresses questions such as: Can one hospital can retain its values (denominational, cultural, community, etc.) when it partners with another hospital that doesn’t share them?; What are the rites, rituals and myths?; Are the consumers in the community being served, [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Effective Teamwork in Healthcare: Research and Reality

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

#TBT - Effective Teamwork in Healthcare: Research and Reality This lead essay from the January 2007 issue of Healthcare Papers is still one of the best read articles on “In healthcare, teamwork is the ongoing process of interaction between team members as they work together to provide care to patients. The researchers found that while teamwork and collaboration are [...]

B.C. Coroner’s Report Fentanyl-Detected Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Inclusion Criteria: This report summarizes all deaths that occurred between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016 for which fentanyl was detected, whether alone or in combination with other drugs, and the death resulted from illicit drug use. In deaths occurring after November 1, 2015, ‘fentanyl’ includes acetyl fentanyl. In the majority of deaths, fentanyl [...]

British Columbia’s Failed Healthcare Experiment

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Our first point of contact with the health system — often referred to as “primary care” — should result in prompt and efficient care for our general health concerns, and coordinate our journey through the system when we need more specialized care. That’s if things are working properly. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – The 1st Special issue (of 7) on Patient Safety

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

  #TBT – The 1st Special issue (of 7) on Patient Safety brought to you by Healthcare Quarterly,  CPSI, OHA, Accreditation Canada, and Health Council of Canada “Improving patient safety requires the surfacing of current risks in all critical processes and the use of structured techniques for analyzing and reducing such risks.” – Editor in Chief G. Ross [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Screening for Service Needs in Primary Health Care Clinics

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

#TBT – Screening for Service Needs in Primary Health Care Clinics: an Evaluation in Bangladesh A.J. Mercer, S. Hossain, J. Khatun, H. Kabir, N. Saha, J. Uddin and Y. Hasan, from the ICDDRB, showcase the methods used and the results of a study that assessed current provider knowledge and practice on screening and constraints on [...]