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

February 11th, 2016

On January 30, 2008 Breakfast with the Chiefs welcomed Dr. Robert Bell, then 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 who discussed healthcare as an asset and the impact the life sciences [...]

Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centered Health Care in Ontario

February 8th, 2016

PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST Ontario is committed to developing a health care system that puts patients  first. Over the past 10 years, the province has improved access to primary  care, provided more care for people at home, reduced hospital wait times,  invested in health promotion programs, and taken steps to make the system  more transparent and [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – A Ten-Year History: The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario

February 4th, 2016

…the council was established to provide advice to CCO and the ministry in their efforts to improve the quality of cancer care in the province. The council is composed of a multidisciplinary group of healthcare providers, cancer survivors and experts in the areas of oncology, health system policy and administration, governance, performance measurement and health [...]

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2015: Alcohol Consumption in Canada

February 3rd, 2016

Alcohol is a socially accepted part of everyday life for most Canadians. Almost 80 percent of us drink. Many Canadians associate drinking with pleasurable social events such as music festivals, watching sports, parties, and relaxing. Celebrations and milestones like weddings, anniversaries, and awards are often “toasted” with alcohol. Our society condones, supports, and in some [...]

Action for Seniors

January 28th, 2016

The Ontario Long Term Care Association released a report, Better Seniors’ Care, which elaborates on those four points and urges Ontarians to press their MPPs for the changes. “Ontario’s long-term care homes are finding themselves increasingly constrained by a system designed for yesterday. It is leaving them ill-equipped to meet the growing needs and numbers of today’s [...]

Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA

January 28th, 2016

January 28, 2016 The Change Foundation has released Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA, a collection of 15 recommendations and best practices on patient engagement. The recommendations are on based on The Change Foundation’s work with its PANORAMA Panel, a group of 31 patients and family caregivers that met regularly between 2012 and 2014 to share [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Vol. 11 Special Issue | Mental Health in the Workplace

January 28th, 2016

In 2011 Healthcare Papers published a special issue on Mental Health in the workplace sponsored by CAMH. “The papers in this special issue were written by the (Fourth Annual Canadian Research Congress on Mental Health and Addictions in the Workplace) plenary speakers. The research papers summarize the state of knowledge in three research areas as [...]

Patient Care Groups: A new model of population based primary health care for Ontario

January 22nd, 2016

A report on behalf of the Primary Health Care Expert Advisory Committee By David Price, Elizabeth Baker, Brian Golden and Rosemary Hannam May 2015 Click here to download the full PDF. Executive Summary In late 2013 the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the “ministry”) convened the Expert Advisory Committee on Strengthening Primary Health Care [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – The HIT Report from KLAS

January 21st, 2016

HIT Performance: Physician Order Entry Perception Study; FOCUS: Leading Physician Order Entry – Clinical Information System Vendors In ElectronicHealthcare, 1(3) May 2002: 58-63, KLAS reports on a study that found that 75% of acute care organizations were looking at either implementing CPOE (Computer-based Physician Order Entry) or augmenting an existing CPOE with wireless.  

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – HIMSS Analytics Column by Patrick Powers, April 2010

January 14th, 2016

The function of Saskatchewan’s EHR is to “give authorized healthcare providers rapid access to patients’ pertinent, up-to-date health information to support clinical decision-making and case management. A shared patient-centric health record will provide a longitudinal view of an individual’s key health history and care” In October 2009, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health (MOH) released the [...]