Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – ICES Reports

September 10th, 2015

ICES started their regular Column in Healthcare Quarterly in the March 2001 issue and they are still going strong. ICES Reports: Increasing Longevity and Future Hospital Use Use of Health Services by Ontario Children Declining Primary Care Visits: How Many Doctors Do People See? Is There A Doctor in The Emergency Department?  

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Future Think

September 3rd, 2015

In 1999 Healthcare Quarterly published a FutureThink piece by Russell Sachs making 10 predictions of the future of electronic medical records, how are we doing? … approximately one-third of healthcare organizations have begun the process of implementing an EMR system in a trend that will likely accelerate. This presentation outlines ten predictions related to the [...]

Applied Health Research Question (AHRQ) 2012/13 Guidelines

September 2nd, 2015

Planning, Research and Analysis Branch Health System Strategy and Policy Division Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care May 2012 Click here to download the full PDF

Healthcare IT: Top 5 eHealth Trends Reshaping the Industry in 2015

August 26th, 2015

The healthcare IT leaders of today are doing more than just talking a good digital game. They are fundamentally changing the way technology is used for care delivery. Healthcare consumers, providers and payers are embracing the transformational power of technology, and it’s paying off in unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness across the care ecosystem. Click here [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – MFP Reports

August 25th, 2015

The MFP Reports from Nursing Leadership. Remember when Mary Ferguson-Paré took a three-month journey (in 2005) through Scandinavia, Western Europe, Ireland and the United Kingdom to observe innovation in nursing services delivery? Here are her observations. 1. The Liberation of Nursing 2. Patient Safety 3. Aspects of Nursing Care Delivery along the Continuum of Service [...]

Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care

July 25th, 2015

Action Plan for Health Care strengthens our commitment to put people and patients first by improving the health care experience. This next phase builds on the progress of our 2012 Action Plan for Health Care. Ontarians will have better and faster access to quality health services. They will have better information so they can make [...]

Fiscal Sustainability Report 2015 from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

July 24th, 2015

Click here to Download the full PDF This report assesses the fiscal sustainability of Canada’s federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans. Its goal is to evaluate if policy changes are required to correct the long-term path of public debt, after considering the economic and fiscal impacts of population ageing. Fiscal sustainability means that [...]

Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada – Executive Summary

July 20th, 2015

Click here to download the full PDF On June 24, 2014, the Government of Canada’s health minister, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, launched the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The Panel was charged with identifying the five most promising areas of innovation in Canada and internationally that have the potential to sustainably reduce growth in health [...]

Healthcare-related Appointments to the Order of Canada

July 6th, 2015

Companion of the Order of Canada Janet Rossant for advancing the global understanding of embryo development and stem cell biology, and for her national and international leadership in health science. Officer of the Order of Canada Sandra Black for contributing to improved diagnosis and treatment of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Kenneth Denton Craig [...]

Pan Am Piano Man – Street Musician moves his not-so-portable instrument

July 3rd, 2015

Sebastian Brown and friend off to Bay and Front St in downtown Toronto to play for the Pan Am hordes. Good for their health. Go to to see more.