November 2017

The Independence of Ontario’s Public Health Units: Does Governing Structure Matter?         

Do autonomous health units fulfil their mandate better than ones that are integrated into municipal structures? This paper seeks to help fill this gap by grounding a comparison of the ...

November 2017

In Conversation with Michael Villeneuve

Editor-in-Chief, Lynn Nagle, recently talked to the new CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association, Michael Villeneuve about his leadership plans and goals.

November 2017

Enabling Evolving Practice for Healthcare Professionals: A Regulator’s Journey     

As healthcare systems evolve, so do theoretical models for, and practical applications of, health human resource oversight policy and processes. Determining what healthcare trends are affecting different healthcare professions and ...

July 2017

Does Health Insurance Ensure Equitable Health Outcomes? An Analysis of Hospital Services Usage in Urban India     

The authors analyze survey data on socio-economic status and health insurance status in terms of utilization of in-patient care in urban India.

July 2017

Cross Border Healthcare Requests to Publicly Funded Healthcare Insurance: Empirical Analysis         

This paper uses a novel quantitative methodology analyzing all 387 Health Services Appeal and Review Board-written and publicly available electronic decisions released over a five-year time period with respect to ...

July 2017

Reforming Refugee Healthcare in Canada: Exploring the Use of Policy Tools     

Refugee healthcare in Canada has been a controversial and heavily debated topic over the last several years. In this paper, the authors present a policy analysis of the 2012 Canadian ...

May 2017

Stepping Up to the Plate: An Agenda for Research and Policy Action on Electronic Medical Records in Canadian Primary Healthcare     

This paper offers a multi-faceted research agenda and suggestions for policy actions as a way forward in bridging the gaps in primary healthcare electronic medical record research and knowledge.

May 2017

Engaging Nursing Voice and Presence During the Federal Election Campaign 2015     

During the Canadian federal election in 2015 the authors conducted a systematic inquiry into the methods and messages developed by national nursing organizations to communicate their policy agendas and their ...

May 2017

Meeting the Privacy Requirements for the Development of a Multi-Centre Patient Registry in Canada: The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry         

This paper describes the strategy used to develop the national Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR) in accordance with privacy statutes and benchmarked against best practices.

March 2017

Family as a Social Determinant of Health: Implications for Governments and Institutions to Promote the Health and Well-Being of Families

The well-being of families is the cornerstone on which society rests; yet evidence is growing that families are facing significant challenges beyond their control that adversely impact their ability to ...


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