Longwoods eLetter June 19, 2007


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OFF THE CUFF

The Patient Experience: ideas, policies & best practices from the UK, Australia, CHCF, The Commonwealth Fund and ICES .
Help change the CCHSE. Take this non-member survey.
Government of Canada’s Science and Technology strategy '07
Fighting Prostate Cancer? Pump iron!
Health Minister announces policy dialog between Canada and Australia
Private and public partnerships in Australia | from the editors of HealthcarePapers
Calgary (Alberta): Best Health Authority (Hospital) News Site on our radar
CPSI Clean Hands Campaign
Capital Health (Alberta) sets transplant record
Calgary in Growth Mode
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London plays a starring role in the movie Sicko by Oscar-winning director Michael Moore
The SexEducator. Produced by the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, English version.
Dr. Luc Boileau, CEO of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie Makes Good Use of Research
Measuring Health System Performance: How the US States Stack Up

Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2007
Abstracts for the 3rd edition of Patient Safety Papers, being published in collaboration with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation and the Health Council of Canada are due this Friday. Please submit abstracts or summaries of no more than 250 words to Rebecca Hart, Managing Editor, at rhart@longwoods.com no later than June 22, 2007. Please click here for more details. 

Did You Know?
According to the 2005 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses, 29% of all nurses in direct patient care had been physically assaulted by a patient in the past year. Male nurses were more likely to have been victims; 43% of them reported assault compared with 28% of their female colleagues.
Approximately 5% of registered nurses, 6% of licensed practical nurses, and 22% of registered psychiatric nurses are male. CIHI.ca

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RECOMMENDED READING

Healthcare Quarterly
Insight: In Conversation with Will Falk, Partner, Accenture Health and Life Sciences
Ken Tremblay

HealthcarePapers
Grasping the Opportunity to Improve the Safety of Care
David Classen

Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership
GRISIM: A Partnership in Nursing Research

Healthcare Policy
Notice of Compliance with Conditions: A Policy in Limbo
Joel Lexchin

Electronic Healthcare
Electronic Daily Reporting of Community-Wide Healthcare Information
Ronald J. Lagoe and Gert P. Westert

World Health and Population
The Use of Audit to Identify Maternal Mortality in Different Settings: Is It Just a Difference Between the Rich and the Poor?
Jeroen van Dillen, Jelle Stekelenburg, Joke Schutte, Gijs Walraven, Jos van Roosmalen 


LONGWOODS RADIO PODCASTS: listen and learn

Today’s featured Podcast: Changing Behaviours to Improve Documentation and Optimize Hospital Revenue
TA deficit situation prompted Hôtel Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, Ontario to examine aspects of the funding process.(Read it here.)

Listen here. Running time: 15.06 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.


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Futurethink

Patients Are Destined to Manage Their Care
Kevin J. Leonard and David Wiljer

From Promise to Practice: Getting Healthy Work Environments in Health Workplaces
Linda Silas

Fat Zombies, Pleistocene Tastes, Autophilia and the "Obesity Epidemic"
Robert G. Evans

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BREAKFAST WITH THE CHIEFS

To see our video archives click here. Thank you for your support. We are now planning a new season starting in September ’07.

We would like your opinion about this series. Your comments are key to our planning and all responses and identities will be kept confidential. Here is a link to the survey. Thank you.

Our most recent Breakfast with the Chiefs: One hundred and fifty Chiefs and aspiring chiefs heard Matt Anderson as interviewer in the second of a series of discussions with Richard Alvarez. We heard about IT’s last frontier – healthcare; Infoway’s new strategic plan – soon to be out; Infoway’s criteria for future spending; consumerism – coming on like a tsunami; the committed role of employers and patient portals; Google’s drive to serving the health sector – as only Google can; regional EMRs; Infoway’s strategy for better uptake by physicians and the importance of demonstrations of technology that works. Stay tuned – the next interviews will be in Montreal and one of Alberta’s academic health sciences centres.


CONFERENCES & EVENTS

June 25, 2007: Toronto, ON. Family and Patient-Centred Care. Advancing family and patient-centred care is clearly a multifaceted challenge, which many organizations have taken on, many of them achieving remarkable results. Join us on June 25th for our second annual Family and Patient-Centred Care conference during which we will discuss advancing the culture of family and patient-centred care; organizational leadership; the quality of work-life and quality of patient-centred care; and family presence and the patient perspective. For details click here.

July 4-6, 2007: London. UK. Primary Care Research for Better Health: Delivering International Excellence. The 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care. The programme will include keynote presentations, parallel sessions, workshops and posters that address current key issues in primary care research and education. For details click here.

July 4-6, 2007: St. John’s, NFLD. Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings. As the 2nd ANPR Conference this event will focus on healthy environments and will highlight research on disease prevention and health promotion with a special emphasis on approaches and tools for assessing health challenges and opportunities in specific settings as well as for developing and evaluating effective interventions. Proposals for workshops and conference sessions and abstracts for oral and poster presentations are encouraged. For details click here.

August 16-17, 2007: Vancouver, BC. Operations Research In Health Care. This conference brings together leading experts in the field of health care Operations Research (OR) from across Canada and the USA, as well as researchers just starting their careers in this important field. There will be a wide variety of exciting presentations, reflecting the diversity of health care OR and the potential benefits of OR analyses.  Operating On Health Care is about building bridges between operations researchers, health care managers, practitioners, and policy makers. For details click here.

August 26-29, 2007: Winnipeg, MB. Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) 2007 National Conference. The changes in the global marketplace and the explosion of network-driven decision-making are transforming the public service at a pace never before experienced. New demands and innovations continue to affect public administration. This year’s national IPAC conference will help us manage today’s demands while we prepare for tomorrow. 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]


TRANSITIONS

Peter C. McCarthy to Chairman of the Board of Directors, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
Margaret Mottershead
to CEO of the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres.
Geoff Watson
to Chair of the Credit Valley Hospital Board, Mississauga, ON
Dr. Paul G. Ferner
to Chief of Staff at Middlesex Hospital Alliance Strathroy, ON
Mark Rochon,
President and CEO of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, to supervisor at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston ON
Hilary Short to retire from the Ontario Hospital Association
Bernard Lord to scholar in residence at the new MUHC Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation.
William (Bill) MacLeod to CEO, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

Review all recently reported Transitions here.


CAREERS: sent to +40,000 people including Canada’s student nurses.

Chief Nursing Officer - St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, MB
Executive Director - Port Hope Community Health Centre, Port Hope, ON
Vice President, Finance & Corporate Services - Rouge Valley Health System
Vice-President, Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness - Toronto Rehab
Exciting Opportunities in Primary Health Care Innovation, Edmonton, AB (6 positions)
President & Chief Executive Officer - Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor, ON
Registered Nurses - The Surgery Program, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, AB
Psychologist - Misericordia Community Hospital, Edmonton, AB
Vice-President, Prevention and Integrated Screening Programs - Cancer Care Ontario
Patient Relations Coordinator - Rouge Valley Health System, ON
Director of Mental Health Program and Chaplaincy - Rouge Valley Health System, ON
Manager, Planning - MOHLTC, Toronto, ON
VP, Finance & Clinical Support Services - York Central Hospital, ON
Murray Koffler Chair in Pharmacy Management - Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, UofT, Toronto, ON
Senior Analyst, Policy & Planning - Vancouver, BC
Marketing, Business Development - Philips Medical Systems, Markham, ON
Director of Nursing Practice - University Health Network, Toronto, ON
Student Nurse Burseries - Northwest Territories Health and Social Services
Specialty Nursing Education and Career Information
Career Opportunities at Courtyard Group
Career Opportunities at Northern Lights Health Region
Career Opportunities in the Northwest Territories
Career Opportunities at Hamilton Health Sciences
Career Opportunities at Capital Health Edmonton
Career Opportunities at Vancouver Coastal Health
Healthcare Quarterly Careers (PDF)
Nursing Leadership Careers (PDF)

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