July 25, 2022

Inspection Reports: The Canary in the Coal Mine

Mary Crea-Arsenio, Andrea Baumann and Victoria Smith (Global Health Office, McMaster University) analyzed reports of neglect in LTC homes from 2019 to 2020. Thematic analysis revealed four areas of neglect: (1) failure to provide treatment; (2) failure to provide care; (3) failure to attend to or assist residents; and (4) failure to investigate allegations. Read their findings and conclusions in this special issue of Healthcare Policy.


Healthcare Design for the Future: Lessons from the Pandemic

  • Dr. Bob Bell, Keynote Speaker for September 2021 HealthcareRounds

Navigating the rapidly changing world of healthcare.

As organizations pursue digital health initiatives and reimagine healthcare operations, a demand for new capabilities is emerging – workforce shaping. Workforce shaping is not just about simplifying tasks or reducing overtime but reexamining the job responsibilities and tasks at every level in the organization to consider new roles and skill mix that optimize the capacity of the organization.

Featured Articles

Healthcare Policy Vol. 17, Special Issue | Long-Term Care in Crisis: The Reality of COVID-19
Inspection Reports: The Canary in the Coal Mine
HealthcarePapers Vol. 20, No. 3, 2022 | IHSPR Strategic Plan 2021–2026: Accelerate Health System Transformation through Research to Achieve the Quadruple Aim and Health Equity for All
From Strategy to Implementation: Optimizing the Contribution of Health Services and Policy Research to Equitable Healthcare System Transformation



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Editor's Picks

Nursing Leadership
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In Canada, nurses have known about the chronic shortage of nurses for years; the pandemic has just opened the floodgates. For the authors, the current nursing crisis and the accompanying response have led to flashbacks of the early 2000s, when extensive advocacy work took place to prevent a looming nursing crisis. In the key reports reviewed in this paper, the statement "lack of respect for nursing" has echoed over and over and over again and continues to be heard today throughout soci [...]



Lead, Transformation Management Office 
Manitoba Ministry Of Health, Winnipeg, MB 

Clinical Services Manager
Niagara Health System, Niagara, ON

Vice President
St. Joseph’s Campus of Care, Brantford, ON

Manager, Long Term Care
Northern Health, Prince George, BC

Family Physician
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Muncey, ON

Regional Director, Home Care Solutions
Bayshore Healthcare, Toronto, ON 

Registered Nurses/LPN's, Day Procedures & Operating Room
PracticeNWT, Yellowknife, NT 

SVP & Chief Digital Transformation Officer
SE Health, Markham, ON 

Program Operational Director, Diagnostic Imaging
Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON

Program Operational Director, Cardiac & Critical Care
Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON

Executive Director, Patient Care
Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON

Executive Director, Negotiations & Implementation
The Ontario Medical Association, Toronto, ON

Chief Executive Officer
Hamilton Family Health Team, Hamilton, ON

Director, Diagnostic Imaging
Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON

Director, Occupational Health & Wellness
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON