Throwback Thursday (#TBT) Jennifer Zelmer: Healthcare Policy’s New Editor-in-Chief (Volume 4, Issue 4 June 2009)

July 7th, 2016

“If the members of this community are to understand what is happening in healthcare and in society, and if they are presented with credible options and alternatives to respond, she (Jennifer) will serve them well. If she can move them to action, she will be an inspiration.” – Anton Hart, Publisher

The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model

July 6th, 2016

The federal government should recognize the limited success of past attempts to achieve healthcare reform with conditional transfers to the provinces and instead focus more on independent initiatives, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model,” authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby suggest [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Privacy Has Lost its “Cool Factor”…

June 30th, 2016

Neil Seeman writes about how “Social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, analysis Twitter and MySpace trade off people’s growing willingness to disclose details about their personal lives, accomplishments…and their failures.”

Alberta Healthcare Sector salary disclosures from the Sunshine List for 2016

June 27th, 2016

Alberta Health Services Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Calgary and South Mental Health Review Panel Central Alberta Mental Health Review Panel Edmonton and North Mental Health Review Panel Electronic Health Record Data Stewardship Committee Health Disciplines Board Health Professions Advisory Board Health Quality Council of Alberta Out-Of-Country Health Services Appeal Panel Out-Of-Country Health Services Committee [...]

National Health Expenditures: How much does Canada spend on healthcare?

June 23rd, 2016

Total health expenditure is expected to amount to $6,105 per Canadian in 2015 Click here to download the full PDF

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Conversation about the Future of Canadian Healthcare

June 23rd, 2016

On Wednesday, January 30, 2008, Dr. Robert Bell, CEO & President of the University Health Network. Dr. Tak W. Mak, Director of the Advanced Medical Discovery Institute and Dr. Jonathan Irish, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital discussed the future of Canadian Healthcare through creativity, technology, leadership and collaboration.

CIHI’s Strategic Plan, 2016 to 2021

June 16th, 2016

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is embarking on an ambitious journey to help transform and accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care. We are delighted to present you with CIHI’s Strategic Plan, 2016 to 2021, which sets out our renewed direction. We based this [...]

Are Canadian Kids Too Tired to Move?

June 16th, 2016

Time for a wake-up call. Kids who are tired out from running around sleep better, and those who have slept well have more energy to run around.26, 27 And society is starting to pay attention to the fact that the reverse is also true and troubling: kids aren’t moving enough to be tired, and they [...]

Path to Prevention Recommendations for Reducing Chronic Disease in First Nations, Inuit and Métis

June 16th, 2016

Path to Prevention— Recommendations for Reducing Chronic Disease in First Nations, Inuit and Métis (referred to as Path to Prevention) is a companion report to Taking Action to Prevent Chronic Disease: Recommendations for a Healthier Ontario (Taking Action), 1 which provided 22 recommended policies and interventions to: • reduce population-level exposure to four key risk [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses

June 16th, 2016

“The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Dietitians of Canada, initiated the project Research to Action: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses (RTA). The RTA initiative comprised research-based pilot projects, implemented in 10 jurisdictions across the country, that aimed to improve workplaces and [...]