From: “Perceptions of preventable medical errors in Alberta, Canada.” Herbert Northcott, Laura Vanderheyden, Jennifer Northcott, Carol Adair, Charlene McBrien-Morrison, Peter Norton and John Cowell. International Journal for Quality in Health Care.
A New Battlefront: Home Care in Ontario
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Join 150 of your colleagues at Breakfast with the Chiefs, Great Minds in Dialogue: Thursday, February 21, 2008. Michael Decter and Dr. Ben Chan on accountability and quality.
The third issue of Patient Safety: A special issue of Healthcare Quarterly is now in production. All subscribers of Healthcare Quarterly [HQ] in print are guaranteed to receive a free print copy of this reference publication. Order HQ here.
Regina, April 13-15. The Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan is sponsoring this keynote address by Ross Baker: Quality by Design: Lessons from High Performing Health Care Organizations. At the Health Quality Council April conference. Dr. Baker will soon release a book on the same topic. Those who want to order a copy of the book should write here for details.
Healthcare. British Columbia's Throne Speech from February 2008. Download PDF
CIHR’s new "Policy on Access to Research Outputs" is now in effect to improve access to research publications and biomolecular data.
DID YOU KNOW?
Overall, about 1 in 16 heart attack patients return to hospital within 28 days. More at CIHI.
Dans l’ensemble, 1 patient victime d’une crise cardiaque sur 16 retourne à l’hôpital dans les 28 jours suivant sa sortie.
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Healthcare Quarterly, 10(sp) 2006: Change: The Challenge of CPOE … this issue of Healthcare Quarterly is devoted to the subject of how to implement major change in healthcare organizations…
Longwoods Review, 3(2) 2005: Innovation and Access to Cancer Care Services in Ontario … Such variations lead to slowdown in patient flow and limitations of resource use. ... increased patient satisfaction with access to cancer care…
Healthcare Quarterly, 10(2) 2007: How Effective Leaders Achieve Success in Critical Change Initiatives, Part 2: Why Change Leadership Must Transcend Project Management for Complex Initiatives to Be Successful … Many projects have "change management" positioned as a component reporting through the project management framework. The successful leaders in our…
Electronic Healthcare, 4(4) 2006: Bridging Information "Islands": Designing an Electronic Health Record That Meets Clinical Needs … result is a sustainable EHR that clinicians turn to as an important tool in patient care…
Electronic Healthcare, 5(3) 2006: A Proposed Benefits Evaluation Framework for Health Information Systems in Canada … To assess whether the conditions for benefits realization are met, the framework identifies key functionality and uses metrics, which will be tracked as an…
HealthcarePapers, 7(1) 2006: Sustaining Change: The Imperative for Patient Access Strategies … queue management and patient flow analysis. Strong and persistent leadership of patient access strategies will ensure sustainable change…
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Policies and Procedures: A Tool to Support the Implementation of Clinical Guidelines?
Isabelle St-Pierre, Barbara Davies, Nancy Edwards, Patricia Griffin
Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé, 3(2) 2007:
Patient and Surgeon Views on Maximum Acceptable Waiting Times for Joint Replacement
World Health and Population, 9(4) 2007:
Aging, Health and Labour Market Activity: The Case of India
Sharanjit Uppal and Sisira Sarma
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A report and discussion of the study Educating Tomorrow's Nurses: Where's Nursing Informatics?
Heather F. Clarke, RN, PhD
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Why Bad Informatics can Kill
Dr. Nicola (Nikki) Shaw MBCS
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Nursing Informatics Solutions
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The Impact of Regional AIDS Prevalence on Sexual Practices in Jamaica
Effects of Family Frailty on Child Mortality: Ivory Coast Experience
Unintended Pregnancy in Bangladesh
2008 Calendar of Breakfast with the Chiefs - Great minds in Dialogue
Thursday, February 21, 2008 Toronto
Dr. Ben Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Health Quality Council, and
Michael Decter, Chair of Wait Time Data Certification Council for Ontario
Location: Health Sciences Building, U of T, 155 College Street, 6th Floor, Auditorium
Sponsors: ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, HP Canada, HPME, University of Toronto, IBM, OHA
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Toronto
Dr. Michael Guerriere, Managing Partner of Courtyard Group and Editor-in-Chief for Electronic Healthcare.
Location: Health Sciences Building, U of T, 155 College Street, 6th Floor, Auditorium
Sponsors: ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, HP Canada, HPME, University of Toronto, Microsoft Canada, OHA
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - Vancouver
Pablo Rivero, Senior Advisor, Health Innovation. Calgary Health Region
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, Campus Level, HSBC Hall, C680
Sponsors: ACHO, Accenture, CGI, HP Canada, IBM, Microsoft, PHSA
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Toronto
Dr. Alan Hudson
Dr. Alan Hudson and the publisher have moved this scheduled breakfast to the Fall. This will provide an opportunity for the government to undertake new initiatives now in the works - some to start evolving this week. Dr. Hudson will then explain, analyze, comment and (no doubt) critique the work underway. Stay tuned.
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See our most recent Breakfast with the Chiefs video: Conversation about the Future of Canadian Healthcare. Dr. Robert Bell: CEO & President of the University Health Network. Tak W. Mak, PhD: Director of the Advanced Medical Discovery Institute. Dr. Jonathan Irish: Chief of Surgical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital. To view presentation click here.
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February 22, 2008: Toronto, ON. The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario is hosting a conference on their initiative to develop a common set of principles for hospitals negotiating clinical study contracts with industry. The purpose of the conference is to share the principles document with front-line contract negotiators, to encourage its adoption in clinical study agreement negotiations across the province. Facilitated discussions will be held among the conference participants with members of the CAHO Steering Committee; conference participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the document. The principles document, Statement of Principles to be Considered when Negotiating a Clinical Studies Agreement, is available on the CAHO website: www.caho-hospitals.com. For future information, please contact Claire McClelland at email@example.com.
February 22-24, 2008: Orlando, FL. HIMSS08 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Provides you with usable knowledge on leading edge topics in healthcare IT and management systems through the over 200 education sessions available for you to attend. For details click here
February 29, 2008: Toronto, ON. Best Practices Day 2008 - Using Research Evidence; Advancing Rehabilitation Practice. The GTA Rehab Network and planning partners in Ottawa, London, Hamilton, Kingston, Sudbury and Thunder Bay invite you to register at the early registration rate for a day of innovation, inspiration and information featuring close to 100 rehabilitation-related initiatives occurring across the province. A flyer with the program details is attached. For details click here.
March 3-4, 2008: Mississauga, ON. 2nd Annual Healthcare Safety Forum presented by the Canadian Standards Association and Ontario Safety Association for Community & Healthcare’s Toronto Airport Hilton. 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 (PDF)
March 18, 2008: Toronto, ON. Community Care and Health Human Resources: Informing Policy. The CIHR Team in Community Care and Health Human Resources, in partnership with the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community (CRNCC), will be holding its 2nd Annual Symposium on March 18, 2008, at Ryerson University. This symposium is designed to share our research results with community partners, researchers, and decision makers. For details click here.
April 24-26,2008: Ottawa, ON. CSPE Annual Meeting of Physician Executives. Download PDF
April 28-29, 2008: Edmonton, AB. Beyond the Evidence: Making Tough Decisions. The 2008 CADTH Invitational Symposium focuses on factors beyond the evidence that influence decisions about the funding and use of drugs and other health technologies. What do decision makers need beyond the evidence in order to make the tough decisions? What can be done to close the evidence gap and develop evidence where none currently exists? How can producers of evidence-based information help health care leaders make tough decisions with confidence? Request an invitation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ted Darby to Vice President, Planning for the three Kingston Hospitals: Kingston General Hospital, Providence Care, and Hotel Dieu Hospital (ON)
Malcolm Robinson to CEO of Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (ON)
Ray Hunt to CEO of Espanola General Hospital (ON)
Sukhy Jawanda to Executive Director Parkview Children’s Centre (Toronto, ON)
Susan E McCutcheon to Vice President, Clinical Services, Grey Bruce Health Services, Wiarton (ON)
Jay Holmes to Vice President, Operations & Service, Medical Systems Group, Toshiba of Canada
Margaret Hanlon-Bell to Director of Home Therapies, Fresenius Medical Care Canada
Behram Engineer to Vice President & General Manager, Medical Systems Group, Toshiba of Canada Limited
Nadeem Ahmed to National Director, Healthcare, Xwave Healthcare
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