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Vol.3 No.24 | December 2, 2010

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Hot off the Presses

Lessons Learned in changing healthcare… and how we learned them
by Paul Batalden, MD, Director, Center for Leadership and Improvement, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Program Director, Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

The pressure for changing healthcare is evident everywhere. Newly available data on excessive variation in quality, safety and cost are present in academic publications, disease registries, national scientific organizational reports, government-mandated reports and the published articles of numerous commissions and task groups. Personal experiences of disappointed patients, families and communities add a sense of urgency to the need for change.

Healthy Work Environments: From Policy to Practice

Rob Devitt and Dr. Joshua Tepper at Breakfast with the Chiefs, November 23, 2010

News and Notes

From the HR Resources Database

Healthcare Systems and Organizations: Implications for Health Human Resources
Michael B. Decter

What will the healthcare system and healthcare organizations look like in the year 2020? What requirements will they have for health human resources? These two questions require both a careful consideration of the general direction of change in health systems and a consideration of the pace of change over the next 15 years. The geographical focus of this article is Ontario, although broader international and Canadian trends are also considered in arriving at answers.

This article is organized in five brief sections, beginning with looking backward to look forward and proceeding through key trends, organizational evolution by sector and future health organizations and concluding with 10 implications for health human resources.

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November 30, 2010

Professor Adalsteinn Brown to inaugural Chair in Public Health Policy at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Professor Adalsteinn Brown to St. Michael’s Hospital as a Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto.
Dr. Chris Eagle to Acting Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services.
Michael Sherar to President and Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)
Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and past-president of the International AIDS Society, received the Prix Galien at the Ninth Annual Canadian Health Research Awards, held November 16, 2010 in Ottawa.
Dr. Bruce McManus to inaugural Director of the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver.
Donna Duncan to President and CEO, The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (ON)
Paul Lucas to Chair of Rx&D
Brian Jepson to President, Rochester General Hospital (NY)
Laura Freeman to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Peterborough Regional Health Centre (ON)
Elizabeth Leach to First Executive Director, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)
Andreas Laupacis resigns form the Alberta Health Board with this comment: “Stephen Duckett is highly competent, exceptionally bright, decisive, energetic, and has a large and varied experience in health care. He isn’t perfect, but neither am I.”
Maura Davies to Chair, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) Board of Directors

November 23, 2010

Alex Munter to Chief Executive Officer, Ontario’s Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Michael Shea to the Board, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.
Janet Harris to Executive Vice President, Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Executive (CNE),  Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene (ON)
Paul Haycraft to Senior Executive Consultant, CGI – Healthcare
Dr. Gillian Kernaghan to CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, ON
David Dodge to Chair of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Review all recently reported Transitions here.

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With this new system Recruiters will be able to post their own jobs, add photos, files or videos, use the “Clone Job” function to easily upload multiple job postings, and much more.

All you need to do is go to jobs.longwoods.com and create a profile, choose a subscription package and then you are ready to post a job.

As the site grows so will a resume database that you can search for suitable candidates.

Please note: As the site is now a post-it-yourself board you get the advantage of lower rates. We have developed an new pricing structure. A basic 30-day job post is $300.00 net + HST. If you wish to add your job title to the eLetter blast on Tuesdays you can for an additional fee. You can also feature your job title on the home page of Longwoods.com for little extra. There is a 10 post package that saves you even more.

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