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The Fraser Institute Wait Time Reports: Madness in the Method, but Method in the Madness “…the Fraser Institute hardly conceals its raison d’etre. The more important question is why the media so willingly and uncritically reports its findings.” -Steven Lewis


Chasing CEO Talent in Healthcare: Is It Really About the Money? By Steven Lewis

Off the Cuff

Its January 2012: What are your Resolutions?

Conflict Resolution in Healthcare

Crisis resolution and home treatment teams prevent hospitalizations

Preventing and Managing Conflict: Vital Pieces in the Patient Safety

Evolve to Essence: speed, coverage, and resolution, have enabled a wide range of clinical advancements

Alberta is where the action is. You are a nurse. If you agree with both those statements visit jobs.longwoods.com. The opportunities are seemingly unlimited.

All about concussions (what you need to know)

If you are reading this chances are that someone will think you are an expert in healthcare. Even if you work in the front office. Read on.

Many sports, it seems, have to deal with concussions. Our national pastime hockey is no exception. It likely that you know people who organize, coach and play the game. So this is for you:

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.

  • From a paper by Dr. Charles Tator: A push or check from behind accounted for 74 (40%) of the 184 cases of injury for which there was adequate documentation to determine the mechanism of injury. An impact with the boards accounted for 157 (77%) of the 204 cases of injury.
  • Dr. Brian Goldman says: (see CBC Commentary) One voice heard across Canada this Saturday could galvanize action (to prevent concussions). If this weekend, Don Cherry uses his Coach’s Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada as a bully pulpit to inspire the NHL and the Players’ Association, it would be one voice too many too ignore. Your move, Mr. Cherry. And here is the helpful part . . .
  • If you are or you know a coach here is the best resource page we could find. Share it with your teams’ coaches, managers and the league’s referees. From the Center for Disease Control:  Everything you need to know about Traumatic Brain Injury

It’s mostly good news about cancer incidence and mortality rates in the annual report issued Wednesday by the American Cancer Society.

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The Virginia Mason Production System: What it Is, and Why it’s Better for Your Patients

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO The Virginia Mason Medical Center

Featured article: brought to you by RelayHealth: Public Health in Canada: A Difficult History

Help Us Build Our Future: Toronto Central CCAC

Federal health role is about more than money

Recommended Reading

Healthcare Quarterly
Hospital Medicine Maturity Framework: Proposing a Novel Framework for Defining Stages of Hospital Medicine in Canada
Vandad Yousefi and Mark Evans

Healthcare Papers
Let’s All Go to the PROM: The Case for Routine Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in Canadian Healthcare
Kimberlyn McGrail, Stirling Bryan and Jennifer Davis

Nursing Leadership
Nurse Managers’ Work Stressors and Coping Experiences: Unravelling the Evidence
Sonia A. Udod and W. Dean Care

Healthcare Policy
The Hard Work of Balancing Employment and Caregiving: What Can Canadian Employers Do to Help?
Meredith B. Lilly

Electronic Healthcare
The Development and Change Management Strategy of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s MyChart™*
Kevin Chung, Sarina Cheng, Kurt Rose, Sam Marafioti and Kevin J. Leonard

World Health and Population
The Global Health Initiative and the Health Workforce
Maurice I. Middleberg


Fortis Institute, Nashville Launches PN to RN Bridge Program
Institutional Review Board Services (IRB Services) Awarded Full Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants
Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology Celebrates Ten-Year Partnership: Abbott ACURA Uro-Oncologic Radiation Awards
Doctors Agree on Top Healthcare IT Benefits
Generic Prescription Medicines Saved Canada’s Health-Care System $26-billion

A Bit of Business News

Breakfast with the Chiefs

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Tom Closson “In conclusion . . .”
January 11, 2012, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Sponsors: Accenture, Baxter, SanofiDeliotte, NRC Picker


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Maureen O’Neil of CHSRF named Chair of the Board of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Diana Smalley to Chair, The American College of Healthcare Executives

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