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. http://www.longwoods.com/audio-video/video/6/347

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 [...]

Malnutrition and Obesity Coexist in 20 Countries, Report Finds

June 14th, 2016

Twenty countries are triply cursed: They have serious levels of malnutrition, diet-related anemia and obesity, according to the Global Nutrition Report published on Monday. Click here to download the full report

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Whose Death Is It Anyway? Perspectives on End-of-Life in Canada

June 9th, 2016

Just over 2 years ago HealthcarePapers published a full issue on Physician-Assisted Death. The issue was guest edited by Vivek Goel; the discussion essay was written by Maureen Taylor and Sandra Martin. “Several studies show that providing advanced cancer patients with palliative care improves the quality of their end-of-life experience and in fact, extends their [...]

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 [...]