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Delayering: Removal of layers of management deemed unnecessary; intended to increase the speed of decision making and improve responsiveness to customers/patients.


From ehealth to mhealth: Celebrating the mobile phone at 5 billion by Neil Seeman. The next time a vendor proposes any tool to improve healthcare, ask her about its applicability for the mobile phone. If she does not have an ‘mhealth’ application, ask why …

Capitalism 4.0: Re-Designing Business Value: A Roadmap for Sustainable Consumption.

Off the Cuff

Dr. Barry McLellan has been granted an extension to prepare a highly anticipated report on his team’s investigation of surgical and pathology errors in Windsor, Ontario. He asked Health Minister Deb Matthews to push the deadline back to July 31. Read more here:

In preparation for this report:

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) professional development program to develop leaders in quality and safety initiatives for British Columbia

CPSI has released its Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety Toolkit detailing governance best practices and processes known to be effective in improving quality and safety. Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety Toolkit

Call for Innovations

Do you have a mhealth application that “lifts innovation at breathtaking speed and at very low cost?” Does it improve healthcare, public health and living conditions? Send us a description. We want to hear about it and will feature all submissions that pass the smell test*. Send this to ahart@longwoods.com. We will review your application with the Health Strategy Innovation Cell based at Massey College at the University of Toronto. We will share accepted applications by eLetter, web, twitter, text, facebook and other social media.

* A metaphoric test applied by ordinary but clever people used to determine the legitimacy or authenticity of an idea.

The Margret Comack Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership acknowledges outstanding leadership of an nurse employed in a member organization of OHA.

Nomination Deadline: July 31, 2010

The Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education is given annually to individuals and organizations that inspire, advocate and enable education in health, health services and healthcare management. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 27, 2010

Open Reading

From Cancer Care Ontario
Taking it to the Streets: Delivering on Deployment


Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Advancing the Chronic Care Road Map: A Contemporary Overview
Sara Ahmed, Amede Gogovor, Mylene Kosseim, Lise Poissant, Richard Riopelle, Maureen Simmonds, Marilyn Krelenbaum and Terrence Montague

An Inconvenient Truth: A Sustainable Healthcare System Requires Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Transformation
Matthew W. Morgan, Nicholas E. Zamora and Michael F. Hindmarsh

Nursing Leadership
The Nursing Human Resource Planning Best Practice Toolkit: Creating a Best Practice Resource for Nursing Managers
Leslie Vincent and Mary Agnes Beduz

Healthcare Policy
Anthropological Approach to Adherence Factors for Antihypertensive Drug Therapy
Aline Sarradon-Eck, Marc Egrot, Marie Anne Blanc and Murielle Faure

Electronic Healthcare
Genomic Medicine in Healthcare – The Tip of the Iceberg
Aditya Pai

World Health and Population
Humanitarian Response Following the Earthquake in Haiti: Reflections on Unprecedented Need for Rehabilitation
Michel D. Landry, Mandy McGlynn, Edith Ng, Angie Andreoli, Tess Devji, Cheryl Bower, Anita Goyal, Sylvia Haycock, Jamie A. Young, Diane Leber, Kristina Guy, Anita Vanderwerf, Jackie Wright, Suzanne Iafolla, Ian M. Horne and Anthony S. Burns

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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The small print: Breakfast with the Chiefs registration requirements: Do you work at a publicly funded organization? If so, you must hold a current personal subscription to at least one Longwoods journal. This covers attendance for the full season. If you are not a subscriber, go here first. If you are a subscriber, go to this page for information on upcoming speakers.

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For sponsorship information, please contact Matthew Hart at 416-864-9667 x113 or email mhart@longwoods.com

Conferences and Events

September 13, 2010: Greensboro, NC. NCHICA’s 16th Annual Conference and Exhibition

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Conferences on the Longwoods site

Ontario Hospital Association conferences.

Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina


Louise Lemieux-Charles to Interim Director of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. Will continue to hold the position of Chair of the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, all at University of Toronto.
Morag McLean, Shared Vice President, People Services & Organizational Effectiveness Trillium Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital
Sheryl Feagan to the Board of the South West Local Health Integration Network, Ontario
Brian Rolfes to Partner, McKinsey & Company
Pooneh Baghai to Director, McKinsey & Company


Today’s Leadership Careers

Longwoods Healthcare JobSheet invites Healthcare Facilities to post positions for Front Line Nurses here at no charge.
Today’s Nurse Jobs

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.

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