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There is a need to consistently assess the use of . . . EMRs.” Morgan Price, Francis Lau and James Lai


Few people have ever accused Myrna Francis, Dick Alvarez and their executive teams at Infoway of being too nice. So what did they really achieve during their first decade? Will Falk tells all.

Off the Cuff

Where do you stand? Hospital Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) scores for Canadian acute care facilities – Q1.

Do your health records show one patient with “a mouse under her eye” while another calls it a contusion or maybe a hematoma? See what these correspondents have to say about that:

(Do you appropriately) govern the policies, processes, roles and responsibilities established to protect personal health information? Here’s one answer.

More about e-health in Canada can be found here.

Mapping the field: Nursing scholarship in health human resources. download here.

Breakfast with the Chiefs June/September/October/November/December

Dr. Bob Howard’s review of the design, delivery and enterprise-wide buy-in of the quality of care program at St. Michael’s caps this year’s season of Breakfasts with the Chiefs. Its next week, June 7th at the technocentre of knowledge – the new Li Ka Shing Institute 209 Victoria St. A room designed to inspire you. Join us at 209 Victoria St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Register here for this program.

Next year we will focus on the future of healthcare in Canada.
We will hear about the emerged power of the patient (in this one-hour session you will hear from a nurse, a physician, an administrator, a philosopher and an advocate.) Then its telehealth as the primary provider of most of our care in our own environment. Also scheduled is a diametrically opposed solution that proposes “big box” primary care – with all facilities and expertise co-located. Think of all possible clinicians, diagnostics, therapeutic support and the latest technology under one roof. Many of them. Join our distribution list: register here for all announcements.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Dr. Robert (Bob) Howard, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Michael’s Hospital
Topic: From Quality 101 to Quality No. 1
Location: St Michael’s Hospital Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 209 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsors: Accenture, IBM, Baxter, CGI, KPMG, and PwC
Register here

Upcoming Speakers – Details and registration will be announced in this space soon or sign up for New Events Alerts to be the first to know

Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 22, 2011

Past Presentations can be found here.  All Audio and Video Presentations can be found here.


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Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO of SickKids formally welcomed as a Member of the Order of Canada on May 27, 2011
Jeremy Butteriss to Google Canada as Director, Strategic Partnerships
Britt Andersen to CEO Coast Mental Health Foundation, Vancouver
Gregory Sorensen, MD, to Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Healthcare, U.S.A & Canada
Geneviève Lavertu to Director, Legal, Scientific Affairs and Business Development, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.:
Jon Olsen to Senior Director, Cardiac and Vascular Group, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.:
Terry Finley to Senior Director, Head, Neck & Spine, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
Mike Carter to Chief Administrative Officer, Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill campus, Seattle,
Douglas Arnold to CEO of Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Ala.
Bill Wing to Senior VIce President for system performance and strategy, Adventist Health, Roseville, Calif.
Erik Wexler to President and CEO of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass
Josie Walsh to President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Healthcare, Toronto ON
Dr. Tara Allen to Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq reappointed to Minister of Health, Government of Canada.

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Health Innovation Award Winners: From the Health Council of Canada

  1. Frank Ka-Shing Leung and Allison Mariko Nakanishi. Virtual Patient Teaching Tools: An Innovative Model to Enhance Canada’s Health Care Education. 1st place Team entries: University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC).
  2. Jessica Hooper, Holly Knight and Kelly Quinn. Safe Injection Facilities: How InSite Provides Insight into What the Rest of Canada Needs. 2nd place | Team entries: University of New Brunswick (Saint John, NB).
  3. Kolten MacDonell. The Innovative Approach of HEAL Cape Breton as a Community-wide Health Promotion Initiative within Cape Breton District Health Authority. 1st place. Individual entries: St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, NS).
  4. Stacey Redl. The Final Battle: Pioneers in End-of-Life Care. 2nd place. Individual entries: Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC).
  5. Kathryn Nicholson. Student Ambassador Prize: University of Western Ontario.

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