B.C. Coroner’s Report Fentanyl-Detected Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016

September 13th, 2016

Inclusion Criteria: This report summarizes all deaths that occurred between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016 for which fentanyl was detected, whether alone or in combination with other drugs, and the death resulted from illicit drug use. In deaths occurring after November 1, 2015, ‘fentanyl’ includes acetyl fentanyl. In the majority of deaths, fentanyl [...]

British Columbia’s Failed Healthcare Experiment

September 9th, 2016

Our first point of contact with the health system — often referred to as “primary care” — should result in prompt and efficient care for our general health concerns, and coordinate our journey through the system when we need more specialized care. That’s if things are working properly. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – The 1st Special issue (of 7) on Patient Safety

September 8th, 2016

  #TBT – The 1st Special issue (of 7) on Patient Safety brought to you by Healthcare Quarterly,  CPSI, OHA, Accreditation Canada, and Health Council of Canada “Improving patient safety requires the surfacing of current risks in all critical processes and the use of structured techniques for analyzing and reducing such risks.” – Editor in Chief G. Ross [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Screening for Service Needs in Primary Health Care Clinics

September 1st, 2016

#TBT – Screening for Service Needs in Primary Health Care Clinics: an Evaluation in Bangladesh A.J. Mercer, S. Hossain, J. Khatun, H. Kabir, N. Saha, J. Uddin and Y. Hasan, from the ICDDRB, showcase the methods used and the results of a study that assessed current provider knowledge and practice on screening and constraints on [...]

Honouring Peggy Leatt’s Innovative Leadership at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation — and beyond.

August 30th, 2016

This fall the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) will be introducing the Peggy Leatt Knowledge and Impact Award – named in honour of the former chair the Institute. The award, made, made possible through the support of several donors and Longwoods Publishing, will recognize one recipient, annually, for achievements in developing transformative [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Intermountain Healthcare

August 26th, 2016

#TBT – Chapter 5: Intermountain Healthcare – Salt Lake City, Utah, US High Performing Healthcare Systems: Delivering Quality By Design October 2008: 152-177 reports on Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) – “IHC’s reputation for clinical excellence is based on a strong foundation of evidence-based medicine and clinical process management that has resulted in dramatic improvements in patient [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Profile on Dorothy Wylie

August 18th, 2016

August 18 #TBT – Profile on Dorothy Wylie Dorothy Wylie passed away this week. In 2003 Nursing Leadership did a profile on her by Anita Dubey. “She taught all of us to take risks, but to take them in an informed fashion … She created opportunities for me to succeed and never asked for anything [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Listening to Those We Seek to Help

August 11th, 2016

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation writes a chapter for the book Lessons Learned showcasing a lesson for research teams from the [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – David Levine at Breakfast with the Chiefs

August 4th, 2016

Managing Healthcare Systems – Complex Systems (video). David Levine, then Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Regional Health Authority discusses Where are we now in Quebec from 2005 to 2010. And what did he learn from trying to put an integrated healthcare system in place.

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – The Linked Person Record: Managing the Cancer System through Data Integration

July 28th, 2016

A 2009 white paper written by Darren Edery, CEO of Adastra Canada. “The Linked Person Record for Cancer, developed for Cancer Care Ontario in 2007-2008, represents the kind of innovation required if healthcare information is to take advantage of advances in information management.” http://www.longwoods.com/product/download/code/20758