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Archive for May, 2017
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
2017 National Survey of Canadian Nurses: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice

In partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA), Canada Health Infoway sought to understand the current use of electronic record/clinical information systems by nurses in Canada across clinical practice settings. The study compares progress to the first national survey of nurses conducted in 2014. The 2017 survey also [...]

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Preventing workplace violence in the healthcare sector

The Ministries of Labour and Health and Long-Term Care have made reducing workplace violence in health settings a priority. They have already begun to take action on these recommendations, and are committed to working with their partners to shift workplace culture in Ontario’s hospitals to create safer work environments for Ontario’s nurses. Summary of recommendations [...]

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Health Quality Ontario: Opioid Prescribing in Ontario

Despite the increasing numbers of opioid-related deaths and the growing prevalence of opioid addiction, the total number of prescriptions filled in Ontario continues to rise. Titled, 9 Million Prescriptions, this Health Quality Ontario report shows that: People in Ontario filled more than 9 million prescriptions for opioids in 2015/16, up by nearly 450,000 prescriptions from three [...]

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Monday, May 1st, 2017
Report Card on Access to Obesity Treatment for Adults in Canada 2017

Obesity is a chronic disease that impacts the lives of millions of Canadians. But, how well are we doing at treating obesity in Canada? The Canadian Obesity Network has now examined access to publicly provided medical care for adults with obesity, including interventions covered by private health benefit plans Click here to Download the Full [...]

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