Longwoods eLetter May 10, 2005

“. . .renewing and strengthening healthcare is an important issue for Canadians” and that “. . .without sufficient providers of care working together, all other efforts will flounder.” from Healthcare Renewal in Canada: Accelerating Change, January 2005. First Report of the Health Council of Canada.

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The Pulse of Renewal: A Focus on Nursing Human Resources


À l’écoute dur renouvellement : Pleins feux sur les ressources humaines infirmières



Longwoods top ten down-downloaded documents for April 2005 (61,559 visits this month)

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership Vol. 17. No. 4 http://www.nursingleadership.net/NL174/NL174.pdf

HealthcarePapers: Mental Health in the Workplace http://www.longwoods.com/hp/5-2MentalHealth/HP52Mental.pdf

Healthcarepapers: Towards a Canadian Model of Integrated Healthcare http://www.longwoods.com/hp/spring00/Papers2.pdf

Healthcarepapers: Regionalization: making sense of the Canadian experience http://www.longwoods.com/hp/5-1Regionalization/HP51Regionalization.pdf

Healthcarepapers: In Pursuit of a Safe Canadian Healthcare System http://www.longwoods.com/hp/5-3PatSafety/HP53PatSaftey.pdf

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership Vo. 18. No. 1 http://www.nursingleadership.net/NL181/NL181index.html

Healthcarepapers: Where are the Leaders? The need for investment in leadership development http://www.longwoods.com/hp/4-1Leaders/HP41Leaders.pdf

Hospital Quarterly: All the Ministers and Deputy Ministers in profile http://www.longwoods.com/hq/HQ82-2005/HQ82ministers.pdf

ElectronicHealthcare: Clinical Systems: understanding and preventing their premature demise http://www.electronichealthcare.net/EH34/EH34Lapointe.pdf

Breakfast with the Chiefs presentation: In search of the Holy Grail: Infoway one year into its mandate http://www.longwoods.com/events/breakfast/BC05_March08/HolyGrail.pdf

Healthcare Quarterly: Online Case Study | Development of a Regional Clinical Pathway for Total Hip Replacement in a Rural Health Network http://www.longwoods.com /CaseStudies/CS1004Meleskie.pdf


Longwoods top ten most popular sites for April 2005 (61,559 visits this month)

Law & Governance: a searchable database http://www.longwoods.com/hl/

Jobsite: career advertisements for leadership positions http://www.longwoods.com/jobsite/

Healthcare Quarterly http://www.longwoods.com/hq/

Nursing Leadership: latest issue http://www.longwoods.com/NL181/NL181index.html

Healthcare Papers http://www.longwoods.com/hp/

HRResources: a searchable database http://www.longwoods.com/HRR/

Elearning http://www.longwoods.com/eLearning/NursingInformatics/

Healthcare Quarterly: latest issue http://www.longwoods.com/hq/HQ82-2005/HQ82index.html

ElectronicHealthcare http://www.longwoods.com/eh

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership Vol. 17. No. 4 http://www.nursingleadership.net/NL174/NL174index.html

Dr. Lynn Nagle and the Case for Nursing Informatics.

Do you have a case study? Submit a case study to the Longwoods Library. Please visit: http://www.longwoods.com/CaseStudies/index.html

May 11. Next Breakfast with the Chiefs: Adalsteinn Brown, More information on Dr. Brown. Topic: Balanced scorecards; Targets/benchmarks; Quality of data. To enable quality improvement. To demonstrate accountability.Venue: Sunnybrook & Women’sTime: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Sponsors: Accenture, Cisco Systems, Crothall and Morrison, Johnson & Johnson Medical Products, ORMED, and PeopleSoft. Register: All suppliers who are not members of the HealthcareBoard can register here: http://www.longwoods.com/subscribe/canadian.html Register: Healthcare providers, policy managers and other members of the HealthcareBoard can register with Lina Lopez at: llopez@longwoods.com

May 30. The need for Leadership and a systems approach to children's healthcare.  New ideas from Mary Jo Haddad CEO, Hospital for Sick Children, Breakfast with the Chiefs. At Sick Kids. Reserve a seat with Lina Lopez at: mailto:llopez@longwoods.com

May 18. University of Toronto Society of Graduates in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Transformation in Health Care: Lessons Learned. Hear Ken Kizer, Adalsteinn Brown, Nizar Mohamed, Graham Sher, and Leslee Thompson. See http://www.utoronto.ca/hpme/alumni/alumni_4.htm

May 17. How to make the public work for you -

Change policy and practice by engaging the public. Putting ideas into action. An opportunity to volunteer your organization to participate. Come to the Irving Gold / Anton Hart presentation at HCPRA http://www.ahpcanada.com/2005conference/welcome.htm.

Recruit Leaders in management, practice, education and research. Updated daily.

Here is our weekly jobsheet: http://www.longwoods.com/jobsite/JobSheet.html. . . and our Nursing opportunities Nursing Leadership Careers (PDF) 

[ Send your leadership career opportunities to Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com ]

Featured Careers

Interim Executive Director - Joint Policy and Planning Committee
Bilingual Program Administrative Director, NB Heart Centre-Atlantic Health Sciences Corp.
Directeur administratif de programme bilingue, Centre cardiaque du Nouveau-Brunswick - Corporation des sciences de la santé de l'Atlantique
Challenging Opportunities - The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Manager, IT Projects - H.I.Next
Chief Information Officer - St. Michael's Hospital
Director of Surgical Services/Processing - Calgary Health Region

Sept. 14. MORE CONFERENCES (think of them as R&R.)

First National CNIA conference. Nurses & Informatics: Transforming Healthcare. http://www.cnia.ca/CFP.html Almost booked up..

May 15. Call for abstracts. The 2005 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference (CIPSPC):Evidence to Action: Injury, Violence and Suicide Prevention | November 6 – 8, 2005 | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. www.injurypreventionconference.ca

On-line registration now available at:www.injurypreventionconference.ca

June 20. Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing

St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS Canada, Keynote address by Jigmi Thinley, Home Minister and former Prime Minister of Bhutan, whose King declared that "Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product." Delegates from more than 20 countries. For more information and a complete speaker line-up visit www.gpiatlantic.org/conference/conference.shtml

September 18. The Sixth International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services, in Montréal, Improving Health by Advancing Healthcare: Linking Research, Policy and Action. For more information click here. A healthy CCHSE initiative.

May 15. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) - conference.

Vancouver, British Columbia. http://www.workhealth.ca/confhome.htm

May 17. Ontario Case Costing Conference. Visit www.oha.com/conferences for agenda details.

May 26. North American Conference on Interprofessional Education (IPE) Toronto, Ontario. Inaugural event. http://www.cme.utoronto.ca/education/cmesearch.asp

June 1. Association of Ontario Health Centres: Annual conference: http://www.aohc.org/article_display.asp?ArticleID=567

June 24. Pediatric Patient Safety Symposium. Sick Kids. June 24, 2005. http://www.cme.utoronto.ca/PDF/PAE0508.pdf

Dr. Robert Bell
to CEO, University Health Network, Toronto (effective June 15, 2005)

Dr. David Naylor to CEO, University of Toronto. (effective Oct. 1, 2005)

Dr. Janet Rossant to Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

Kerry Munro to General Manager at Yahoo Canada

Mark Hurst to Board of Directors, Ontario Hospital Association

Paul Davies to Board of Directors, Ontario Hospital Association

Jeff Hayward to Computer Associates Canada as Vice President, Marketing

Pierre Coulombe to President, National Research Council of Canada
Stephen DeFalco to MDS Inc. as Chief Operating Officer
David Ricks to Eli Lilly Canada as President and General Manager


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