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New Brunswick’s E-health Strategy and the Evolution of Regionalization: an outsiders perspective by Patrick Powers

Off the Cuff

Trends Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems from the American Hospital Association. As of July 4, 2010.

Earlier this month, the Ontario Health Quality Council (OHQC) released its 2010 Annual Report, which showcases a wide range of useful and thought-provoking information and includes, for the first time, LHIN-specific indicators (click here to view the report).

Last week’s Best Read list

Quebec’s new health-care charge will come into effect Thursday, starting at $25 a year and rising progressively to $200 per person by 2012. According to CBC it will apply to all Quebecers over 18 years of age, with the exception of more than a million on very low incomes.

About 32 percent of healthcare organizations already use some form of cloud computing. Some 73 percent report that they plan to move more applications to the cloud, according to a study from consulting firm Accenture. The numbers correspond to what Accenture found in other industries. See: Accenture Cloud Computing

The Five Most Important Ideas to Improve Ontario Healthcare…

LAST CALL for Leading Practice Awards – Submission deadline: July 16, 2010

The Margret Comack Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership, – Submission deadline: July 31, 2010

Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education Submission deadline: August 27, 2010

All awards will be presented at HealthAchieve2010 held on November 8 to 10 in Toronto. 

For Awards Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Matthew Hart

Photo review of HealthAchieve2009 (Go to this link and download the PDF to see last year’s award winners).

The Global Accelerator Award™: This week’s winner is the new Apps4africa.org innovation challenge. For more information and past winners click here.

Open Reading

From Baxter Corporation
Medication Error and Patient Safety
David U


This eLetter is also enabled by an unrestricted education grant from Philips Healthcare.

Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Evaluation of the Career Development and Compensation Program in the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children

Denis Daneman, Julia Kennedy and Peter C. Coyte

Deepening the Impact of Initiatives to Promote Teamwork and Workplace Health: A Perspective from the NEKTA Study

Michael P. Leiter

Nursing Leadership
The Ontario Nursing Workload Demonstration Projects: Rethinking How We Measure, Cost and Plan the Work of Nurses
Mary Ferguson-Paré and Annabelle Bandurchin

Healthcare Policy
Perspectives of an Interdisciplinary Research Team to Engage Practice: Lessons from a Knowledge Exchange Trainee Experience
Robin L. Urquhart, Grace M. Johnston, Shauna M. McVorran and Fred I. Burge

Electronic Healthcare
US Regional Health Information Organizations and the Nationwide Health Information Network: Any Lessons for Canadians?
Denis Protti

World Health and Population
Adults with Chronic Cough in Urban Bangladesh: Healthcare Utilization and Management of Cases by Private Practitioners
S. Hossain, C. P. Larson, M. A. Quaiyum, A. I. Khan, K. Zaman, V. Begum and N. C. Saha

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Plans are underway for the 2010/2011 season starting in September 2010. Watch this space for announcements of upcoming sessions

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Registrants from private sector organizations, foundations and associations must be registered members of the Longwoods HealthcareBoard. If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com

Conferences and Events

September 20-21, 2010: Ottawa, ON. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada for the Data Users Conference 2010: Understanding Health Outcomes

September 27-28, 2010: Toronto, ON. Lean In Healthcare, From Concept to Reality – Putting Lean into Practice

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Conferences on the Longwoods site

Ontario Hospital Association conferences.

Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina


Alexa Brewer to the Champlain (Ontario) LHIN Board of Directors

Michael Cloutier to President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association

David Lawson has returned to the Fraser Health Authority as Director, Clinical Commissioning & Partnerships.

Barb Shea to President, Products and Services. Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Denis Bélanger to Director, Formulary Recommendations (CDR) and Rapid Response Services (HTIS), Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Trinh Luong to Director, Health Technology Assessment and Optimal Use (HTA and COMPUS), Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Sandy Pagotto to Director, Environmental Scanning and Program Development, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Jane Farquharson, to Acting Vice-President, Programs, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Olivier Bohuon to Chief Executive Officer at Pierre Fabre Group

Phyllis Yaffe to Chair, Board of Governors, Ryerson University (Toronto)

Dr. Paul R. Katz to Vice-President, Medical Services and Chief of Staff, Baycrest (Toronto)

Dr. Randy McIntosh to Vice-President of Research, Baycrest and Director of the Rotman Research Institute. (Toronto)

Dr. Tomáš Paus to co-direct Baycrest’s new Toronto Trans-generational Brain and Body Centre.

Trent Henry to Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young LLP

Glenna Raymond to President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Whitby, Ontario)

Daphne Taras to Dean, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan

Mike Tremblay to President, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.

Dwayne Martins to Chief Operating Officer, The University of Western Ontario

Dr. Martin Lees to Vice President and Chief Medical Executive, Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, ON

Michael Cloutier to President and CEO ot the Canadian Diabetes Association

(“Transitions” is a pro bono service from Longwoods. Send your newly minted execs to news@longwoods.com)


Today’s Leadership Careers

Today’s Nurse Jobs

Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet invites Healthcare Facilities to post positions for Front Line Nurses here at no charge.

Longwoods has a portal of more than 50 participating healthcare recruitment centres. Send your career opportunities to Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com

*Definitions refer in part to terminology from the The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: a desk reference for the curious mind – Glossary of Business Terms modified to reflect healthcare administration and practices.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 12:37 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.