Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Healthcare Quarterly presents an ICES Report: Is There A Doctor in The Emergency Department? By Dr. Ben Chan

February 25th, 2016

Q1: What type of physician do you want to have staffing your ED? Q2: Are there local issues that have resulted in the elderly coming to EDs more often than in the past? Q3: In your hospital, do you vary physician staffing according to anticipated peak periods, or vary physician remuneration according to workload? http://www.longwoods.com/content/16525 [...]

Invitation to an Exhibition of art by David Levine

February 19th, 2016

Throwback Thursday #TBT – Through the Looking Glass: The Cardiac Care Network of Ontario 10 Years Later

February 18th, 2016

From Law & Governance, 11(6) March 2001: 30-38 “Over the past 10 years, CCN has contributed to significant improvements in the system of cardiac services in Ontario. These achievements have been the result of intensive, dedicated efforts by a wide variety of stakeholders. These achievements do not necessarily mean that CCN’s work is done and [...]

2016 Report on Health: Canada is failing our heart failure patients

February 16th, 2016

This growing and silent epidemic touches almost half of Canadians Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are living with heart failure. It’s a complicated, fatal and misunderstood condition. Almost everyone with heart disease will eventually experience heart failure. It leaves patients and their families exhausted and overwhelmed, and puts serious strain on our healthcare system. There [...]

2016 Canada Research Chairs

February 11th, 2016

Click here to visit the web page Applicant University Chairholder Title Agency Tier Chair Type Stokesbury, Michael Acadia University Canada Research Chair in Ecology of Coastal Environments NSERC 2 Renewal Tariku, Fitsum British Columbia Institute of Technology Canada Research Chair in Whole-Building Performance NSERC 2 Renewal De Luca, Vincenzo Brock University Canada Research Chair in [...]

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 [...]