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Archive for May, 2012
 
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
IBM Watson: The Innovative Approach to Evidence-based Patient Care

IBM has made significant inroads over the past year, along with some leading Healthcare partners, to leverage the computational power of Watson and its natural language processing with a goal to develop outcome and evidence-based decision support systems. Dr Martin Kohn, who is leading IBM’s efforts to apply Watson to Healthcare, will address a Watson-enabled […]

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Friday, May 18th, 2012
5As of Obesity Management ™

Click here to see the video The 5As of Obesity Management is a set of practical tools to guide primary care practitioners in obesity counseling and management: Ask for permission to discuss weight and explore readiness for change Assess obesity related health risk and potential “root causes” of weight gain Advise on obesity risks, discuss […]

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
A Checklist | Longwoods eLetter May 15, 2012

Quote “The second most popular day surgery procedure, by case volume is for: Partial  . . .” CIHI in its report:  A Snapshot of Health Care in Canada as Demonstrated by Top 10 Lists, 2011 Essay The Ontario Government wants to maintain a freeze on the $11 billion it currently spends overall on doctors by […]

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Monday, May 14th, 2012
Measuring equity: what we heard from the field and next steps by Steve Barnes

Equity – a blog Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. The Ministry has developed a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups. HEIA also supports improved targeting of healthcare investments—the […]

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Confront the Right Side of the Curve | Longwoods eLetter May 8, 2012

Quote “The biggest asylum in the United States is the Los Angeles County Jail. There’s about 20,000 inmates and about 2,000 of them are severely mentally ill.” David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor at CAMH.” Essay Confront the Right Side of the Curve, By Thomas H. Lee, President, Partners Healthcare System Off the Cuff EMR Benefits […]

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
So you think you know healthcare? Test yourself courtesy of CIHI

A Snapshot of Health Care in Canada as Demonstrated by Top 10 Lists, 2011 – Click the link to download the entire PDF. The quiz starts on page 3.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Physician Compensation and Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthcare

Ontario Freezing Doctor Pay To Invest In More Community Care For Families and Seniors (May 7-2012) Click on the link to download the document. A Real Wage Freeze For Doctors: The Facts (May 7-2012) Click on the link to download the document. Physician Compensation and Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthcare (May 7-2012) Click on the […]

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada

CHANGING DIRECTIONS CHANGING LIVES The Mental Health Strategy for Canada Click here to download the entire PDF

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
EMR Benefits and Benefit Realization

EMR Benefits and Benefit Realization Methods of Stage 6 and 7 Hospitals Hospitals with advanced EMRs report numerous benefits February, 2012 Click here to download the entire PDF

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
2012 HIMSS Analytics Report

2012 HIMSS ANALYTICS REPORT: Quality and Safety Linked to Advanced Information Technology Enabled Processes April 2012 Click here to Download the entire PDF

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