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Neck Circumference: 1. significantly correlated with indices of adiposity and can reliably identify children with high BMI. Neck Circumference is a simple technique that has good interrater reliability and could be used to screen for overweight and obesity in children. Details.


Disruptive Innovation: Patient/Family-Focused Care by Ted Ball

Off the Cuff

Case Studies  | podcasts for the multi tasker

Lynda A. Monik: Repatriation of Patients – A Process to Ensure a Safe Patient Transfer
Ian D. Graham, Margaret B. Harrison, Bob Cerniuk and Sheila Bauer: A Community-Researcher Alliance to Improve Chronic Wound Care
Jennifer Faraone, Susan Bisaillon, Kathy Elliott, Jane Cuthbert, Cindy Doucette and Joan Shaw: Successfully Challenging Traditional Working Practices Within Orthopaedics
Jessica Meleskie and Katrina Wilson: Development of a Regional Clinical Pathway for Total Hip Replacement in a Rural Health Network
Margaret Oldfield: Changing Behaviours to Improve Documentation and Optimize Hospital Revenue
Andrea R. Walker: Leading Change across Two Sites: Introduction of a New Documentation System
Edward Etchells, Cynthia Bailey, Ron Biason, Susan DeSousa, Laurie Fowler, Karen Johnson, Catherine Morash and Catherine O’Neill: Human Factors in Action: Getting “Pumped” at a Nursing Usability Laboratory
Debbie Barnard, Marilyn Dumkee, Balvir Bains and Brenda Gallivan: Implementing a Good Catch Program in an Integrated Health System
Laura Visser: Toronto Hospital Reduces Sharps Injuries by 80%, Eliminates Blood Collection Injuries


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

CHSRF is funding a team to conduct research on ways to support citizens who play a governance role in the healthcare system, with a specific focus on quality and patient safety. Applications due Sept. 10, 2010. Click here.

Open Reading

From Philips Healthcare
Making the Best Use of Radiological Resources in Canada
Lawrence A. Stein


Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Skill Development and Capacity Building Program for Best Practices in Rehabilitation
Sherra Solway and Karima Velji

Leveraging Our Collective Investment in Canada’s Healthcare System
Murray T. Martin

Nursing Leadership
Innovative Approach in Rehabilitation Nursing: Providing Primary Care to Tertiary Care Patients
N. M. Lapierre

Healthcare Policy
Rethinking How We Replace Knees and Hips
Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute

Electronic Healthcare
The Information Management Strategy Cascade: Strategy-Based Performance Management of a Flu Recall Practice
Juliana Jackson, Karen Born, Jamie Read and Adalsteinn Brown

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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Conferences and Events

September 8-10, 2010: Shanghai, China. EHEALTH Forum –  Clinical Environment Integration Application. What will Expo 2010 Shanghai China deliver to the world? Better City, Better Life! Health has been the fundamental for a better life

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

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 23-24, 2010: Toronto, ON. Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care. A Foundation for Evidence Based Practice and Quality Care

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

September 27, 2010: Toronto, ON. Interprofessional Care: “How to” and “So What”. Maintaining interprofessional collaboration and relationships can result in clinically important differences in patient care.

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Janice Charette, currently Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, to Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office
Ian Shugart, currently Deputy Minister of the Environment, to Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
Paul Boothe, currently Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Industry, to Deputy Minister of the Environment
Simon Kennedy, currently Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultation), to  Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Industry
William F. Pentney, currently Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence, to Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultation), Privy Council Office
Donna Jane Miller, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, to Visiting Scholar at the University of Manitoba, serving as Adjunct Professor jointly to the Department of Political Studies and the Faculty of Law

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