Longwoods eLetter October 30, 2007

Longwoods eLetter October 30, 2007
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“. . . if we truly want to look at improving teamwork and collaborative practice in the healthcare system, we need to look at addressing interprofessional education (IPE) and the need for team-based care in the college system.”  Lorie Shekter-Wolfson, Dean of Community Services and Health Sciences, George Brown College, Toronto.


Getting Started Kit: Governance Leadership “Boards on Board” – a How-to Guide
The Governance Institute: Board Quality Committees – a How-to Guide
How Can Local Healthcare Governance Survive? (PDF) Bonnie Adamson, Ted Ball, Elinor Caplan, Gordon Cheesbrough, Ken Moore and Gabriel Sékaly
Health Canada tackles cardiovascular disease. NO MORE SALT!
Do a little smooozing here: The Convention Centre in Toronto. This Sunday 4:30 to 6:30 Opening reception OHA with IBM. Constitution Hall. Special guest the great Jeff Healey. [Short Review: Jeff Healey's Blue Jean Blues – best Blues guitar solo. Ever!] OR here: Monday at 5 to 7 pm. Same place plus all those Chiefs – in honour of Hilary Short’s 35 years at OHA. Yep 35 years. Count on the renewed Minister of Health from Ontario to join us.
The Longwoods ePublishing Report Card for the Quarter ending September 30, 2007. Just search it! The site is the source.
Targeting Cancer: an action plan for cancer prevention and detection Download PDF
Credit Valley Physicians REACH the Electronic Health Highway Click here
HPME In Focus - Fall 2007 Click here
Rotman's Advanced Health Leaders Program -- scholarships Click here
University Club - Toronto. Affiliate of the Healthcare Board Download PDFMeet your clients at the University Club.
The HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo Click here

TOP TEN . . . papers available on Longwoods.com:

  1. Transforming Healthcare Organizations, Brian Golden
  2. Be True to Yourself and Your Values,  Judith Shamian
  3. Patient Safety Culture Measurement and Improvement: A "How To" Guide", Mark Fleming 
  4. Registered Nurse and Registered Practical Nurse Evaluations of Their Hospital Practice Environments and Their Responses to These Environments,  Ann E. Tourangeau, Anne L. Coghlan, Judith Shamian, Sarah Evan
  5. Local Health Integration Networks: Will "Made in Ontario" Work? John Ronson
  6. Acute Care Hospital Strategic Priorities: Perceptions of Challenges, Control, Competition and Collaboration in Ontario's Evolving Healthcare System,  Adalsteinn D. Brown et al
  7. Working Within and Beyond the Cochrane Collaboration to Make Systematic Reviews More Useful to Healthcare Managers and Policy Makers, John N. Lavis, Huw T.O. Davies, Russell L. Gruen, Kieran Walshe, Cynthia M. Farquhar
  8. Case Study: Nursing Professional Practice Councils: The Quest for Nursing Excellence, April Rietdyk
  9. Restructuring: A View from the Bedside, Isolde Daiski
  10. Enhancing Skills for Evidence-Based Healthcare Leadership: The Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Program, Wendy Nicklin and Nina Stipich 

FINALISTS:  2007 CANADIAN HEALTH INFORMATICS CHITTA AWARDS: Accenture | Borden Ladner Gervais | Cancer Care Ontario & xwave | CLINICARE | Deer Lodge Centre & Ormed | IBM | Nightingale | Saskatchewan Client Registry & Initiate | TELUS | Winnipeg Clinic & CLINICARE.  Get out that special evening wear and tear a little strip off the daily grind. Enjoy the celebration! You deserve it! November 15, 2007 in Toronto. More here

WINNERS [Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council]: Dr. Margaret Lock – the Gold Medal for Achievement in Research and Dr. Vinh-Kim Nguyen – the Aurora prize for outstanding new researcher.

[1] Scientific Director, Institute of Cancer Research and [2] Scientific Director Institute of Population & Public Health – at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Click here

Breakfast with the Chiefs / Great Minds in Dialogue.
1. Sold out. Space is only available to replace any cancellations. November 27. Graham W.S. Scott and Glenda Yeates. Click Here to register.
2.  Still open. December 11. Linda O'Brien-Pallas and Tom Closson.  Click Here to register. More details below.

Send your news and innovations to news@longwoods.com

From 1996 to 2005, the number of dental hygienists in Canada grew at a rate 5 times faster than the general population. More at CIHI.

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Healthcare Quarterly
Healthcare Workers Infected with Blood-Borne Illnesses in Canada
Tyler Oswald

Safety Is Not Negotiable: The Importance of Occupational Health and Safety to Pandemi Planning
Linda Silas, Nancy Johnson, Kate Rexe

Healthcare Policy
Où Sont les Chercheurs? Speaking at Cross-Purposes or Across Boundaries?
Craig Mitton, Angela Bate

Nursing Leadership
Using Appreciative Inquiry to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: The Glass Is More Than Half Full
Caroline Marchionni, Marie-Claire Richer

World Health and Population
Strengthening Health Development at the Community Level in Thailand: What Events Should Be Managed?
Vasuton Tanvatanakul, Corália Vicente, João Amado and Sastri Saowakontha


November 5, 6 & 7, 2007. Toronto, Ontario. Visit www.ohahealthachieve.com

A photo review of HealthAchieve2006 (PDF): see what you can experience in 2007.

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Healthcare Papers Vol. 4 No. 4 2006 | Public/Private Debate
Invited Essay
Romanow and Kirby on the Public/Private Divide in Healthcare: Demystifying the Debate
Howard Chodos, Jeffrey J. MacLeod

Nursing Leadership (CJNL) Vol. 19 No. 3 2006
Nursing Research
A Survey of Oncology Advanced Practice Nurses in Ontario: Profile and Predictors of Job Satisfaction
Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Esther Green, Margaret Fitch, Gail Macartney, Linda Robb-Blenderman, Sandra McFarlane, Kwadwo Bosompra, Alba DiCenso, Susan Matthews, Harry Milne

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 – Toronto
Graham W.S. Scott and Glenda Yeates
Topic: The New CIHI. New Data, New Roles.
Location: Toronto, McMillan BinchMendelsohn Law Firm at BCE Place
Sponsors: ACAHO, Accenture, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Hospital Association
Click Here to register

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 – Toronto
Linda O'Brien-Pallas and Tom Closson
Topic: What is the research telling us about the quality of work-life for nurses and its implications for their retention and recruitment?
Location: Toronto, Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto, Room 106
Sponsors: ACAHO, Accenture, IBM Canada, Ontario Hospital Association 
Click Here to register

See our most recent Breakfast with the Chiefs video: Why are the Americans mapping the Canadian healthcare IM profile? With Dave Garets, President and CEO of HIMSS Analytics and Ida Goodreau, President and CEO of Vancouver Coastal Health
View Presentation: Click here

For more information on upcoming speakers or to view past presentations 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.


November 1, 2007. Webinar. Network Access Control (NAC) in Healthcare IT Networks. Attend this webinar for an introduction and definition, as well as an exploration of the problems NAC solves in healthcare IT networks, including helping organizations comply with HIPAA Security Rule requirements. For details click here.

November 3, 2007 - Edmonton, AB. Bariatrics: The New Demographic - What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going? Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital,formore information call Education Services, Glenrose at (780) 735-7912, email GRHEdServices@capitalhealth.ca or visit the website here.

November 4-7, 2007 – Vancouver, BC. Practice Makes Perfect, Education of Health Professionals in Community, Clinical and Simulated Settings - International Conference 2007 at Sheraton Wall Centre. Read More 

November 5-7, 2007. Fort Lauderdale, FL. National Conference on Health Information Capture. Hospitals and Physicians are Savings Millions with Innovative
Approaches to Information Capture - Learn How at the Exciting Conference and Exhibit. For details click here.

November 6, 2007. HIMSS Virtual Conference: Attend 12 live educational sessions with esteemed industry speakers. Be eligible to obtain CE Credits. Have access to the content for three full months after the virtual event. The in-depth sessions you'll attend will cover topics such as: Integration | Interoperability | HER | RHIOs | ROI | Nursing Informatics. View the Schedule  The Explosive Growth of Medical Tourism and What it Means to the Healthcare Industry.  FREE Opening Keynote.  Robert K. Crone, MD – President & Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Medical International; Dean for International Programs, Harvard Medical School; and Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School View Bio | John Helfrick, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD – Senior Consultant, Harvard Medical International and President, International Society for Quality in Health Care View Bio
Can’t make a session? Register now and have on-demand access for 3 months after the event.

November 8-9, 2007. Montreal, QC. First Canadian Roundtable on Public Health Ethics: Exploring the Foundations. Dialogue among policy makers, academics and public health practitioners to better understand and apply public health ethics, foster inter-professional and inter-sectoral linkages; and identify issues and opportunities for supporting the development of a national framework for public health ethics. For details click here.

November 8-10, 2007: Banff, AB. Visions National Health Law Conference. The Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, has organized this semi-annual two day national health law conference. Against a legal backdrop, the focus of the conference will be the future of health care. For details click here.

November 14-15, 2007. Toronto, ON. COACH Executive Forum Recruiting and Retaining Health Informatics Professionals What You Need to Know and Do. Canada’s Health Informatics Association presents this event as the first in the new Executive Forum Series. Learn new methods for recruiting top talent and retaining high performers through targeted career development and recognize contributions from the best and brightest that lead to successful implementations and results. Explore the practical application of a competency framework, evaluate metrics that track employee recruitment, retention and recognition and much more. For details click here.

November 12-16, 2007 (with follow up April 2008):  Toronto, ON. Health Leaders Institute at BMO Institute for Learning. Join inter-professional colleagues for a week of leadership exploration and development featuring Barry Posner of The Leadership Challenge, Haygroup’s Emotional Intelligence Practice Team, and Mixed Company Theatre Group among others.  For details click here.

November 15-17 2007: Toronto, ON. 45th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. The Premier Family Medicine Conference in Ontario. Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel. For more information visit our website or call Lourdes Alvares at 416.867.9646 ext 48

November 20-21, 2007. Gatineau, QC. Fueling the Innovation Engine - Accelerating the adoption of improvement. The theme of the Forum will be the spread and sustainability of improvement ideas and initiatives. It will feature Mr. Hugh MacLeod, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health System Accountability and Performance Division, MOHLTC, Dr. Lynne Maher, Head of Innovation Practice, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and Nora Spinks, President of Work-Life Harmony Enterprises. In partnership with the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA), we are offering an optional pre-conference workshop on November 19th, entitled Spotlight on Required Organizational Practices (RoPs). For details click here.  

November 20-21, 2007: Vancouver, BC: Lean for Healthcare Workshop. Introduction to Lean concepts and tool adapted specifically to healthcare; presented by Lean Innovations Inc. For details click here.

November 26-27, 2007: Kingston, ON. Wait Times in Canada – Writing the ‘Script for SuccessFrom Dialogue to Action.  Learn what has been done so far to reduce wait times, what has worked and what has not, and what the Canadian health care system must do next to make a difference. Then help us, through a highly interactive session, to develop practical and concrete solutions and future directions for reducing wait times for medical care in Canada. These solutions will be published – with appropriate credit to all participants – in discussion papers after the conference. For details click here.  

December 4-5, 2007: Toronto, ON: Lean for Healthcare Workshop. Introduction to Lean concepts and tool adapted specifically to healthcare; presented by Lean Innovations Inc. 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]


The Honourable George Smitherman to Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for Ontario (a re-appointment)
Nancy Macken to Vice President Finance and Chief Administrative Officer, Bridgepoint Health
Tom Poldre to Chief of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, Bridgepoint Health
Dr. David Ng to Emergency Department Lead (ED Lead) for the Erie St. Clair (ON) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
Dr. Lisa G. Shepherd to LHIN ED Lead for the South West (ON) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
Glenn Alexander to Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Champlain (ON) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
David Musyj to Chief Executive Officer of Windsor (ON) Regional Hospital
Dr. Tjark Reblin to Vice-President, Medical and Chief Medical Officer, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Herman van Barnevel to Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
A.G. (Al) Jameson to Chair, National Board of Directors, CNIB
Courtney Pratt to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region Research Alliance

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

General Duty Nurse - Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, London, ON
Executive Director - Haro Park Centre, Vancouver, BC
Manager, Information Systems – Rehabilitation Solutions - Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON
President & CEO - Bluewater Health, Sarnia-Lambton, ON
Chief Executive Officer - Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Project Manager - CHSPR, UBC, Vancouver BC
Director of Organizational Development - Mississauga Halton CCAC
Project Manager, National Business Case - Canadian Blood Services (CBS), Toronto, ON
General Practice Manager - Bridgepoint Family Health Team, Toronto, ON
Assistant, Associate Professor - Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Executive Director - BC Health Education Foundation (BCHEF)
Student Nurse Burseries - Northwest Territories Health and Social Services
Career Opportunities at Courtyard Group
Career Opportunities in the Northwest Territories
Career Opportunities at Hamilton Health Sciences
Career Opportunities at Capital Health Edmonton
Career Opportunities at Vancouver Coastal Health
Career Opportunities at Vancouver Island Health Authority
Career Opportunities at Fraser Health
Healthcare Quarterly Careers (PDF)
Nursing Leadership Careers (PDF)

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

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