February 14, 2019

What the Doctor Ordered: Improving the Use and Value of Laboratory Testing

This report from the C.D. Howe Institute investigates the use and cost of laboratory testing in Canada and finds variation across the country.  

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Healthcare Quarterly: Rethinking Supply Chain Management

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Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

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Electronic tool has potential to improve asthma care, study finds

TORONTO, ONTARIO, February 14, 2019 - A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, suggests a study led [...]

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Report sounds alarm on inappropriate tests ordered for Canadian patients

2019-02-14 from A new report says many Canadians are undergoing many unnecessary medical tests, with a resulting cost to the health-care system potentially running in the billions of dolla [...]

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Health systems worldwide are challenged by the growing costs and demands of delivering high-quality healthcare services that are safe and cost-effective to support health and wellness for populations. This paper proposes a system-level transformation of clinical environment infrastructure to advance quality and strengthen patient safety at sustainable costs. Evidence of the impact and value of the clinically integrated supply chain strategy is emerging in three global health systems: Alberta Hea [...]



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