Longwoods eLetter January 08, 2008

Longwoods eLetter January 08, 2008
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Longwoods starts off the new year with . . .
Announcement #1.
HIMSS Analytics has agreed to provide Longwoods Publishing’s editors and authors access to its healthcare information from Canada as well as the United States and elsewhere. These resources will allow for the analysis of comparable cross country and multi-country health IT data to glean best practices. HIMSS Analytics experts will support and participate in the Longwoods editorial program and so share their insights and expertise more widely.

Announcement #2. For the quarter year ending December 31, 2007 Longwoods.com served 529,547 visitors. For the same period last year the web sited served 308,273 visitors. More stats here (PDF)

Announcement #3. The National Library of Medicine announced that the Longwoods journal World Health & Population has been selected to be indexed and included in MEDLINE.  Citations from the articles, indexing terms, and the article abstract itself will shortly be included and searchable using PUBMED.  This designation is also attached to the journals Healthcare Quarterly [including these two sections: Electronic Healthcare and Longwoods Review], HealthcarePapers, and the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.

From our Law & Governance Series
Prosperity, Equity, Good Governance and Good Health. Binod Nepal
What Gets Measured, Gets Done. Ida Goodreau
Board Independence: Striking the Right Balance. Robert L. Heidrick and Dayton Ogden.

If you are building, branding or re-establishing your institutional reputation there are important lessons to be learned from this series of 19 papers from a single issue of an international world affairs journal. Download PDF

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 – Toronto. Breakfast with the Chiefs – A dialog of great minds.
Dr. Robert Bell, CEO, University Health Network, in conversation with Dr. Jonathan Irish, Chief, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, and Dr. Tak Mak, Director of Advanced Medical Discovery Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. Sponsored by ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, OHA and CAHO. To register, click here.

See our last eLetter for 2007 here.

Toronto’s East General Hospital website comes in 40 languages. See this.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety (Solutions) – needs your comments Download PDF

NEW: Women Wading Through the Web:  A Health Toolkit.

Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative is a registered charity that offers recent cancer survivors the opportunity to spend a week at a private, donated cottage to reconnect and rejuvenate with family and friends after successfully completing treatment.

www.medicaltourismforyou.com – new site from IMS Global Download PDF

OHA Presents: Wired for Safety: Advancing Patient Safety through e-Health Download PDF

Developing physician leaders. Ottawa, Ontario. April 24–26,  2008 | 10th Annual CSPE Conference

Population health measurement | Quality improvement of care | Health system performance measurement | Health services planning | Data and partnerships. Online registration closes on January 16!  Program details and registration information available at www.ices.on.ca/Education and Events

About 1 in 10 of employed Canadians works in health and social services. More at CIHI.
La santé et les services sociaux emploient environ un travailleur sur dix au

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Healthcare Quarterly
Opinions: Interprofessional Education: A College Perspective
Lorie Shekter-Wolfson

Effective Teamwork in Healthcare: Research and Reality
Dave Clements, Mylène Dault, Alicia Priest

Nursing Leadership
Interprofessional Education for Collaborative, Patient-Centred Practice
John H.V. Gilbert

Healthcare Policy
Retention of International Medical Graduates Following Postgraduate Medical Training in Newfoundland and Labrador
Maria Mathews, Amanda Park, James T.B. Rourke

Electronic Healthcare
HIT Report from KLAS: Nurse and Staff Scheduling: Tightening Up the Ship?
Stacilee Whiting and Jared Peterson

World Health and Population
Contraceptive Use in Yemen: A Component Analysis
Vijayan K. Pillai, T.S. Sunil


Today’s featured Podcast: What is the research telling us about the quality of work-life for nurses and its implications for their retention and recruitment?

Linda O'Brien-Pallas: Professor, University of Toronto, CHSRF/CIHR National Chair, Nursing Health Human Resources. Tom Closson: healthcare management consultant & Past President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network (UHN).

Listen here.  Running time: 100:45 minutes

Organizations interested in contributing to Longwoods Radio read this . . .
This is great opportunity to effectively transfer knowledge using storytelling, compelling lectures or gripping interviews – using simple digital recordings that we distribute on the web. Formatted for iPod listeners too. For criteria and specifications please contact Rebecca Hart at RHart@longwoods.com. All subject to editorial review and acceptance of course.

ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE - Exploring e-models, e-practices and e-products for e-health. Only $9 per article or an annual subscription for $85.

Look for the upcoming articles in the next issue due online this month. Sign up for the Table of Contents alert to be sure you don’t miss it.

Web 2.0 and Chronic Illness: New Horizons, New Opportunities
Neil Seeman

Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety: What lessons can Canada learn from the experience of others?
Micaela Brown, Nicola T. Shaw, Nicole Grimm, Sarah Muttitt, Joseph Gebran

Be sure your individual subscription is up to date. Sign up online here or contact Barbara Marshall – bmarshall@longwoods.com or 416-864-9667.


2008 Calendar of Breakfast with the Chiefs - Great minds in Dialogue (Locations to be announced)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 – Toronto
Dr. Robert Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer, University Health Network,
Dr. Jonathan Irish, Chief, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto and
Dr. Tak Mak, Director of Advanced Medical Discovery Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research and  Senior Scientist, Division of Stem Cell and Developmental Biology and Advanced Medical Discovery Institute/Ontario Cancer Institute.
Sponsors:  ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Ontario Hospital Association
Register here

February 2008 – Toronto (date to be announced)
Dr. Ben Chan
, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Health Quality Council and Michael Decter, Chair of Wait Time Data Certification Council for Ontario
Sponsors:  ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, OHA

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 – Toronto
Dr. Michael Guerriere
, Managing Partner of Courtyard Group and Editor-in-Chief for Electronic Healthcare.
Sponsors:  ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, OHA

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Toronto
Dr. Alan Hudson
, Lead of Access to Services/Wait Times for the Health Results Team, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Sponsors:  ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, OHA

For more information on upcoming speakers or to view past presentations Click Here

See our most recent Breakfast with the Chiefs video: What is the research telling us about the quality of work-life for nurses and its implications for their retention and recruitment? Tom Closson: healthcare management consultant & Past President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network (UHN) and Linda O'Brien-Pallas: Professor, University of Toronto, CHSRF/CIHR National Chair, Nursing Health Human Resources. To view presentation click here.

The small print: Subscribers do have more options. If you are a personal journal subscriber and represent public healthcare management, practice, education, research or policy you can attend any and all of the breakfasts.  If you are a member of a commercial / service organization you have other options. Please contact Susan Hale for more information. Not yet a member, but would like to join Breakfast with the Chiefs? Contact Lina Lopez, for more information.

To see the photo archives click here. To see our video archives click here.


January 9, 2008: Toronto, ON. OACCAC  Knowledge and Inspiration 2008 Conference Call for Papers. Submissions are being accepted on the OACCAC website. Click here.

January 10-11, 2008: Miami, FL. Nursing Excellence: Bringing Best Evidence to the Point of Care. This inaugural South Florida Winter Evidence-Based Nursing Conference will spotlight nursing excellence and evidence based practice. This conference will be of interest to nurses in practice positions, researcher practice projects, educators engaged in curriculum change and administrators committed to achieving excellence. The primary purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for advancing the goal of nursing excellence through bringing best evidence to the point of care. For details click here.

January 16, 2008: Toronto, ON. Healthcare Leaders’ Dialogue on Governance Renewal. Ontario’s health care system is still very much in the early stages of a “fundamental transformation”. One of the key questions that has been raised as the system undergoes transformation to a regionally integrated model is “Will local governance survive?” For details click here.

January 18, 2008: Toronto, ON. Wired for Safety: Advancing Patient Safety through e-Health. Exploring the relationship between e-Health and patient safety helps to identify current trends, challenges and benefits for care providers and their patients. This conference will highlight today’s state of e-Health and its contributions to patient safety, and will provide a look at how some organizations have implemented and achieved success from e-Health applications. For details click here.

January 25-26, 2008: Toronto, ON. Model World Health Organization Conference 2008. Nursing Students of Ontario (NSO, an official RNAO Interest Group) will host its first conference at Toronto’s Ryerson University. Attendees will participate in a simulation of a Model World Health Organization, representing 193-countries and debating foreign health policies regarding terrorism and corresponding health services: the two topic areas of debate include policies regarding child soldiers, and preparing for bioterrorism as a planned epidemic. For more information, click here or contact Jennifer Yoon

February 5-6, 2008. Red Deer, AB.  David Thompson Health Region Hospital Emergency Care and Patient Flow Forum: "Today's Solutions that Work".  This National Conference will bring together leaders and decision-makers in emergency health services (physicians, nursing, paramedics), quality improvement, health administration, government, and academia to explore and share "Today's Solutions That Work" in reducing wait time challenges facing our emergency departments today.  You will acquire tools for improving input, throughput, and output in our health care system today and into the future. Click here for details.

February 10 - 12, Banff, AB - AllerGen's 3rd Annual Research Conference. Join Canada's top allergic and related immune disease experts at innovation from cell to society3. To register please visit here

February 12-14, 2008: Edmonton, AB. Accelerating Primary Care 2008. Hosted by the University of Alberta and Capital Health to explore leading practice and innovation to accelerate primary care. For details click here.

March 6-7, 2008. Toronto, ON. “Forging Ahead…Evidence to Innovation” – Saint Elizabeth Health Care Conference 2008. The objective of this event is to celebrate the centennial year of Saint Elizabeth Health Care and to promote the use of research, evidence and innovation at the individual, organizational and systems levels of health care. This two day conference will examine three themes: 1) how technology and consumer empowerment are leading to innovations in the delivery of healthcare (on an individual level), 2) fostering an organizational culture that supports the use of research evidence and innovation (at the organizational level), and 3) exploring how research, evidence and innovation are being used to  inform policy and the future of health care (at a systems level). Registration is now open for the conference. For details click here

March 10-12, 2008: Berlin, Germany. World Health Care Congress Europe 2008. 600 health leaders share best practices and successful initiatives for improved delivery and outcomes in Europe. Participating thought leaders include health ministers, leading government officials, hospital directors, IT innovators, decision makers from public and private insurance funds, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and heath care industry suppliers. For details click here.

For our complete list of conferences and events go here.

Ontario Hospital Association conferences www.OHA.com/conferences

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario conferences click here.

[We don't go looking for these conferences. Send details to conferences@longwoods.com]


Dr. George Tolomiczenko to Executive Director of Research and Scientific Liaison, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada.
Dr. Steven Small to Director and Chair MedcomSoft Inc.
John Gillberry to Director, MedcomSoft Inc.
Ray Simonson to Director, MedcomSoft Inc.
Loretta M. Manning to Cox & Palmer as medical defence litigator
Ken White to supervisor, Brampton Civic Hospital, Ontario
Deanna Mulvihill to Director of Nursing and Professional Practice, Mental Health and Addictions, British Columbia Provincial Health Service Authority

[Don’t forget; we don’t make these up. Please send your promotions, appointments, retirements and other transitions to publisher@longwoods.com

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President & CEO - ErinoakKids, Mississauga, ON
President & CEO - Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Ottawa, ON
President & CEO - Echo, Toronto, ON
Assistant/Associate Professor - University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC
Health Planning & Integration Consultant - North West LHIN, Thunder Bay, ON
Health-Care Coordinator - Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Toronto, ON
Administrative Program Director - St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, ON
Director, Impact and Evaluation - Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Ottawa. ON
Directeur, Impact et évaluation - Fondation canadienne de la recherche sur les services de santé, Ottawa, ON
Research Coordinator - Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)
Planning and Integration Consultant - Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Brampton, ON
Program Administrative Leader - Providence Care, Kingston, ON
Vice President, Medicine - David Thompson Health Region, Red Deer, AB
President - CIHR, Ottawa, ON
Student Nurse Burseries - Northwest Territories Health and Social Services
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