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“There is incredible merit to be derived from inter-organizational and cross-sectoral collaboration when looking for innovative strategies and solutions, best practices and decision-making tools.” Lynn Nagle introduces a special issue of Nursing Leadership (the journal)

Do people who have no professional titles feel sidelined by the enthusiasm for ‘inter-professional collaboration’? By Neil Seeman

Off the Cuff
Excellent Care for All  with the Hon. Deb Matthews and Adalsteinn D. Brown. Breakfast with the Chiefs – Thursday, May 13, 2010 – at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON. Register Here. Sponsors: Accenture, AstraZeneca Canada, CGI, KPMG, Healthtech Consultants, IBM Healthcare, Microsoft , PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sodexo, and Strata Health. With: ACAHO, HPME.
Webcast available.

From OHA’s Tom Closson: SEIU Targeting Executive Compensation.

From OPSEU: health quality that ties executive salaries to performance. . .  will it make any difference?

Creating Value in Canadian Healthcare: More, Better Care for the Dollars We Spend with Brian Golden, Professor of Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto and Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care. Breakfast with the Chiefs Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada. Sponsors:   Accenture, CGI, and KPMG. Register here.

Average Hourly Wages in Canada. April 2010. From Statscan.
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations: $31.23
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion: $28.93
Health occupations: $25.57

A community health assessment (n) a dynamic, ongoing process undertaken to identify the strengths and needs of the population and to enable the community-wide establishment of health priorities. Learn more here (PDF)

SickKids – some numbers
2,000 scientists and staff, $400 million, 21 floors, 750,000 square feet, and 135 years later that’s the new SickKids Research Institute. See: Longwoods.com

Just Out:
Nursing Leadership Vol. 23 Special Issue
The Demonstration Projects: Creating the Capacity for Nursing Health Human Resource Planning in Ontario’s Healthcare Organizations
“The initiative led to the creation of a unique collection of best practices, tools and resources that may facilitate improved nursing HHR planning and contribute to the stabilization and sustainability of Ontario’s nursing workforce.” – Vanessa Burkoski and Joshua Tepper

Open Reading
From Philips Healthcare
The Power of Technology: Resisting the Seduction through Rationality?
Pascale Lehoux


Our Editors Recommend
Healthcare Quarterly
Service-Based Funding and Pay for Performance: Will Incentive Payments Give Canadian Healthcare the Quality Boost It Needs?
Jane Coutts and Jennifer Thornhill

Healthcare Papers
Pay-for-Performance in Publicly Financed Healthcare: Some International Experience and Considerations for Canada
George H. Pink, Adalsteinn D. Brown, Melanie L. Studer, Kristin L. Reiter and Peggy Leatt

Nursing Leadership
Nursing Leaders’ Accountability to Narrow the Safety Chasm: Insights and Implications from the Collective Evidence Base on Healthcare Safety
Lianne Jeffs, Kathleen MacMillan, Colleen McKay and Ella Ferris

Healthcare Policy
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Population Perspectives on Performance Priorities for Primary Care in Canada
Whitney Berta, Jan Barnsley, Adalsteinn Brown and Michael Murray

Electronic Healthcare
Evaluating the Value and Impact of an Electronic Health Record in a Complex Health System
Damon C. Mayes and David R. Mador

World Health and Population
HIV/AIDS Awareness and Knowledge among Secondary School Students in China
Qun Zhao, Xiaoming Li, Bonita Stanton, Rong Mao, Jing Wang, Lingran Zhong and Hongshia Zhang

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Thursday, May 13, 2010 – Toronto, ON
The Honourable Deb Matthews, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Adalsteinn D. Brown
Topic: Excellent Care for All
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Ave. Toronto
Sponsors: Accenture, AstraZeneca Canada, CGI, Healthtech Consultants, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Strata Health In cooperation with: ACAHO and HPME
Webcast available here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 – Toronto, ON
Brian Golden and Shirlee Sharkey

Topic: Creating Value in Canadian Healthcare: More, Better Care for the Dollars We Spend
Brian Golden, Sandra Rotman Chaired Professor of Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto and The University Health Network, Professor of Strategic Management; Executive Director, Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy at The Rotman School of Management; Chair of ICES. and
Shirlee Sharkey is president and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Location: Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sponsors:  Accenture, CGI, and KPMG In cooperation with: ACAHO, HPME

Register here

Upcoming speakersPast presentations

For sponsorship information, please contact Matthew Hart at 416-864-9667 x 113 or email mhart@longwoods.comThe 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.

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
May 12, 2010: Toronto, ON. The Society of Graduates, HPME, presents Humanity in Healthcare: Leading by Example.
May 25, 2010: Toronto, ON. Food, Fads, Facts and Fiction… How safe is our food? The Sheela Basrur Centre and the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) invite you to join us for the second annual Sheela Basrur Symposium.
May 26 – 28, 2010: Toronto, ON. Innovation and Leadership in Rural and Northern Health Care. Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to provide keynote address.
May 28, 2010: Toronto: ON.  Hot Talks on Health: First up Susan Dentzer on Why should Canada care about US Health Reform?
May 30 – June 2, 2010: Vancouver, BC. Canada e-Health 2010
June 4, 2010: Toronto, ON. Baycrest presents the Annual Clinical and Ethical Issues in Geriatric and Long-Term Care
June 7, 2010: Toronto, ON. OHA Region 3 event – The Future of Ontario Health Care: A Dialogue with Tom Closson
June 7 – 8, 2010: Winnipeg, MB. National Healthcare Leadership Conference
June 13 – 15, 2010: Toronto, ON. OACCAC Knowledge and Inspiration 2010 Conference
June 17, 2010: Toronto, ON. Osgoode’s 4th Annual Legal Risk Management for Nurses
September 20 – 21, 2010: Ottawa, ON. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada for the Data Users Conference 2010: Understanding Health Outcomes

Conferences on the Longwoods site

Ontario Hospital Association conferences.

Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina

Fay Orr to Mental Health Patient Advocate, Alberta
Jessica MacDougall to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
Dr. Greg Archibald to Head, Department of Family Medicine, Capital Health, Nova Scotia
Dr. Steve Scherer to Director of the McLaughlin Centre, Toronto
Kip Woodward to chair of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)
David Thompson to chair of the new British Columbia Health Services Purchasing Organization
Dr. Paul Lasko to Scientific Director, CIHR’s Institute of Genetics
Heather Dawson to Director of Analysis and Reporting at the Health Council of Canada
Catherine Booth to Chief Information Officer at Plexxus

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Today’s Nurse Jobs

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