LHINs—Local Health Integration Networks – Auditor’s Report

June 6th, 2016

Our audit objective was to assess whether Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry), have effective systems and procedures in place to facilitate the provision of the right care at the right time in the right place for Ontarians. Senior ministry management reviewed and agreed to our audit objective and associated audit criteria. [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT)

June 2nd, 2016

In 2001 Longwoods awarded the inaugural Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education. The winner was”K.O.A.L.A.™ Computerized Obstetrics and Gynaecology Auto-mated Learning Analysis.” Development Team: Dr. Michael Fung Kee Fung, Dr. Karen Fung Kee Fung, Dr. Mark Walker, Sergio Miguel, Chantal Lacasse. To see who else has won over the years click here. http://www.longwoods.com/pages/ted-freedman-award-history

Prescription for Partnership: How New Models of Collaboration in Health Care Can Make Outcomes a Priority

May 31st, 2016

The OCC encourages greater public/private collaboration through a commissioning approach The second report within our Health Transformation Initiative, Prescription for Partnership, points to the need for health care stakeholders, both public and private, to put patients first. This report takes a closer look at the role commissioning can play in re-orienting a system that too often [...]

The depression epidemic plaguing doctors

May 25th, 2016

In Their Own Words: An Analysis of the Experiences of Medical Interns Participating in a Prospective Cohort Study of Depression. Mata, Douglas A. MD, MPH; Ramos, Marco A. MPhil, MSEd; Kim, Michelle M. MD, PhD; Guille, Constance MD, MS; Sen, Srijan MD, PhD Published Ahead-of-Print –  Read more here Abstract Purpose: To compare the subjective [...]

What countries produce Canada’s International Medical Graduates?

May 24th, 2016

What countries produce Canada’s International Medical Graduates? Recently released counts of active physicians in Canada shows that almost one out of every four doctors (24%) received their medical degree from another country. The highest proportion of international medical graduates (IMGs) occurs in Saskatchewan (54%) and Newfoundland (41%). For decades, these two provinces have relied heavily [...]

World Health Statistics Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

May 20th, 2016

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda integrate all three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) recognizing that eradicating poverty and inequality, creating inclusive economic growth and preserving the planet are inextricably linked. Health is centrally positioned within the 2030 Agenda, with one comprehensive goal (SDG 3) and its 13 [...]

The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence

May 18th, 2016

From the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. For over 25 years, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has provided national leadership to advance solutions that will reduce the harms of alcohol and drugs on individuals and their families. Part of our unique role involves bringing people and knowledge together to effect changes in policy, practice and programs, and make [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Aging at Home

May 12th, 2016

Healthcare Papers 10.1 introduces essay Aging at Home: Integrating Community-Based Care for Older Persons. Commentary focuses on accountability and integrated care. http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcarepapers/624

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Frailty and Aging

May 5th, 2016

Healthcare Quarterly 10.3 has a focus on integrating health services in reference to the frail and aging. LHINs have developed a commitment to teamwork and joint problem solving that helps them to learn from each other and from their communities, and to develop joint knowledge dissemination strategies. http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcare-quarterly/492

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Focus on Leaders: Dr. Lynn Nagle and the Case for Nursing Informatics

April 28th, 2016

An interview now Editor-in-Chief, Lynn Nagle from Nursing Leadership 18(1) 2005. “Within 10 years, I hope that informatics is an integrated component of every basic nursing program, for example, reflected in every aspect of a core curriculum.” http://www.longwoods.com/content/17027