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This quotation from Paul Batalden is something I think about at least once each week, if not once a day: “Everyone in health care must recognize that they have two jobs when they come to work each day: doing the work and improving it.” Carolyn Kerrigan MD, MS, Professor of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Section Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Variation Is Bad, Except When It’s Not. Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine and Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

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Join us! Minister Matthews on changes to come. Less then a week away, Monday January 30th, the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for Ontario will be speaking at Breakfast with the Chiefs in Toronto.

Lots of opportunity to see what’s going on with people like Joe Mapa, Tom Closson, Alan Bernstein, Jack Kitts, Will Falk, Ed Brown and many more

Canadians now offered full Harkness Fellowship

Accenture’s Vision for a Connected Health Future, Realizing A Patient-First Healthcare Revolution (PDF)

Read the review of Timothy Caulfield’s The Cure for Everything! is to wonder how we are not all waddling around at 350 pounds, out-of-shape and sickly.

The Canadian Reception @ HIMSS will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel in the Bellini Ballroom. One of the best pro bono parties of the year. Share the invitation with your peers.

Featured article: brought to you by Baxter Canada: Healthcare-Associated Infections as Patient Safety Indicators

Recommended Reading

Healthcare Quarterly
Checklist to Meet Ethical and Legal Obligations to Critically Ill Patients at the End of Life
Robert W. Sibbald, Paula Chidwick, Mark Handelman and Andrew B. Cooper

Healthcare Papers
Realizing the PROMise of PROMs
Steven Lewis

Nursing Leadership
Is There a Glass Escalator for Male Nurses in Canada?
Karen J. Buhr

Healthcare Policy
The Hard Work of Balancing Employment and Caregiving: What Can Canadian Employers Do to Help?
Meredith B. Lilly

Electronic Healthcare
White Paper on e-Health Adoption
Don Newsham, Neil Gardner and Lydia Lee

World Health and Population
Making Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity a Reality in Kenya’s Health Provider Education System: Results of a Gender Analysis
Constance Newman, Anastasiah Kimeu, Leigh Shamblin, Christopher Penders, Pamela A. McQuide and Judith Bwonya


Hats off to Canadian researchers making a difference
OnX Enterprise Solutions Signs Canadian Exclusivity Partnership With MEDSEEK
The Harper Government is Taking Action to Improve Efficiency of Healthcare System

Breakfast with the Chiefs

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The Honourable Deb Matthew – changes to come
January 30, 2012 – Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Sponsors: NRC Picker, Cerner, RelayHealth, GE Healthcare, Astellas, Accenture


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Carolyn Baker has stepped down as President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre for health reasons – news release.
Ellen Malcolmson to Interim President of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto ON
Jean Latreille to Director of Direction québécoise du cancer, ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec
Heather Stewart to Director, Medical Affairs, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto
Shirley Bague to Past-President, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Amanda Bolderston to President, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Wendy Martin-Gutjahr to Vice-President, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Brenda Badiuk to Treasurer, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Dr. John Fletcher to Editor-in-Chief of the CMAJ
Jennifer Aiello Quaglietta to Senior Project Management Consultant, Project Management and Process Improvement Office, Associate Deputy Office, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Darren Jones to Executive VP and COO, Strata Health Solutions
Daniela Lockhard to Vice President – Business Development, Strata Health Solutions
Kevin Jones to Vice President – Client Services, Strata Health Solutions

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