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They fight like soldiers, they die like children.” Lieutenant -General Roméo Dallaire – book title. Dallaire is the keynote speaker at Wednesday morning’s plenary meeting at HealthAchieve. Two thousand people are expected to attend. And see his website at zeroforce.org


Healthcare’s Unwinnable War against ‘Screen Time’ by Neil Seeman

Off the Cuff

Leading Practices

More than 300 organizations submitted posters of leading practices for display at HealthAchieve2010: The top six, selected by a jury of independent experts representing the editors of Healthcare Quarterly, are:

  1. The Leading Practice for Patient Safety & Quality: “Tool for Building a Culture of Patient Safety: Identifying Adverse Events for Disclosure and Reporting”  by William Osler Health System
  2. The Leading Practice for Technology: “Enhancing the Patient Experience: The Collaborative Development of a Standardized Electronic Tool for Referrals to CCAC In-Home Services in the Toronto Central LHIN” by the Shared Information Management Services Partnership or SIMS
  3. The Leading Practice for Education: “Your Health Matters: Workplace Cancer Prevention & Screening Referral Program” by Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program with Windsor Regional Hospital
  4. The Leading Practice for Leadership: “Financial Health is Everyone’s Business” by Windsor Regional Hospital
  5. The Leading practice for Family and Patient-Centred Care: “Building the Patient Experience from the Inside Out” by St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton
  6. The Leading Practice for Access to Care: “Rapid Access to Psychiatric Care” by Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Halton Healthcare Services

Thank you to our sponsors: 3M, Baxter, Cerner, KPMG, HIO, IBM

The Best of the Best Leading Practices

The adjudicators selected one (that’s one out of the more than 300 submissions) as the Best of the Best Leading Practices. The winner for 2010 is “Building the Patient Experience from the Inside Out” by St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton.

Ted Freedman Award

Ted Freedman Award  – sponsored by Accenture – is a wide-open international competition. Anyone or any group can submit. The award acknowledges Mr. Freedman’s contribution to quality of healthcare education and it recognizes his important support for excellence in Canadian healthcare journalism which found an early home and definition in his boardroom at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The jury is chaired by Dr. Louise Lemieux Charles, Chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. There are three criteria: (1) the value of the innovation as an agent of change, (2) the evidence of the project’s success, and (3) the appropriate use of technology. There were 18 full submissions.

The jury’s unanimous selection addressed and continues to address the shortages of medical doctors in underserved regions and underserved populations. Using a Distributed Medical Education Program the program succeeded and in the process produces doctors educated in British Columbia who stay in British Columbia.

This year the winners of the Ted Freedman Award are: Dave Lampron, Director, Technology Enabled Learning, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia and Geoff Payne, Assistant Dean, Northern Medical Program, University of Northern British Columbia.

Details of this winning program and those shared as Leading Practices will be covered in next week’s Longwoods eLetter.

Is there a doctor on your radio? A paediatrician? A nurse? A mental health counsellor? A gerontologist? Any one else?

Dr. Brian Goldman is well known for hosting White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show on CBC Radio. Dr.Peter Lin is routinely interviewed on the program Metro Morning. But there must be (should be!) more clinicians on the radio – local stations, regional stations, or other national programs. Where are you? Let us know please. Write Publisher@longwoods.com

Breakfast with the Chiefs: the video version

Mary Jo Haddad, Dr. Tony Barozzino and Dr. Robin Williams. Watch the whole thing. Hear the challenge and watch as ideas unfold . . . Click here.

Child Health: Local Excellence & Global Implications. See the special issue on Child Health here.

Save Tuesday, November 23, 2010 for Breakfast with Rob Devitt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Toronto East General Hospital, and Dr. Joshua Tepper, Assistant Deputy Minister, HealthForceOntario, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
 Register here.

Save Monday, December 13, 2010 for Breakfast with David Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Montreal Regional Health Authority.

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Open Reading

From Baxter Corporation
Hand Hygiene: Seeing Is Believing

Cynthia Plante-Jenkins and Florentina Belu


Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Rapid Access to Cardiology Expertise: An Innovative Program to Provide Telephone Support for Family Physicians
Scott A. Lear, Darlene MacKinnon, Alejandra Farias-Godoy, James Nasmith, Garey Mazowita and Andrew Ignaszewski

Primary Care in Canada: Coming or Going?

Barbara Starfield

Nursing Leadership
Implementing Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC): Lessons from an Early Adopter Site
Deborah Tregunno, Sandra Gordon and Peter Gardiner-Harding

Healthcare Policy
A Results-Based Logic Model for Primary Healthcare: A Conceptual Foundation for Population-Based Information Systems
Diane E. Watson, Anne-Marie Broemeling and Sabrina T. Wong

Electronic Healthcare
An Evaluation of a Patient-Centred Information Technology Tool for the Management of Chronic Diseases by Primary Care Interdisciplinary Teams
Marie-Thérèse Lussier, Alain Turcotte, Claude Richard, Liette Lapointe, Isabelle Vedel, Johanne Goudreau and Lyne Lalonde

World Health and Population
The Role of Individual, Community and Societal Gender Inequality in Forming Women’s Attitudes toward Intimate-Partner Violence against Women: A Multilevel Analysis
Olalekan A. Uthman, Stephen Lawoko and Tahereh Moradi

Become an EXTRA fellow
CHSRF is accepting applications for this highly regarded part-time, two-year executive training program for healthcare leaders. Applications are due March 1, 2011. Find out more

Call for nominations: CHSRF’s Health Services Research Advancement Award

This award recognizes any individual, team or organization that has contributed significantly to the advancement of health services research in Canada and provides an honorarium of $15,000. Nominations are due by March 10, 2011.

Call for nominations: CHSRF’s 2011 Excellence through Evidence award

Help recognize a health services leader who has implemented evidence-informed innovations in care and service delivery. The winner receives $15,000 to be used to inspire similar innovation across Canada. Nomination are due by January 11, 2011.

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Rob Devitt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Toronto East General Hospital, and
Dr. Joshua Tepper, Assistant Deputy Minister, HealthForceOntario, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Topic: Healthy Work Environments: From Policy to Practice
Location: University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building, Room 106, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Accenture, CGI
Register here.

Monday, December 13, 2010
David Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Montreal Regional Health Authority.
Topic: Medicare and Regionalization – Quebec Style; Is Quebec Leading the Way in Health Reform?
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada
Sponsors: Accenture, AstraZeneca, CGI, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Register here.

We are finalizing the dates . . .

(1) Breakfast with the Chiefs: The 2010/2011 lineup includes:  Dr. Robert Howard, CEO, St. Michaels | Camille Orridge, CEO, Toronto Central LHIN | Dr. Davy Cheng, Chief of Anesthesia, London — and Longwoods Scholar |  Janet Davidson, CEO, Trillium Hospital | Kevin Smith, CEO, St. Josephs, Hamilton |  Michael Decter, CEO, LDIC Inc. | Brian Postl, Dean of Medicine (UofManitoba) and Chair, CIHI | Richard Alvarez, CEO, Canada Health Infoway | Steven Lewis, Author and Consultant | Dr. Michael Rachlis, Physician and Author | Dr. Danielle Martin, Physician and Chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare | Jennifer Zelmer, VP, Canada Health Infoway …

. . .and many more.

(2) HealthcareRounds on The Cutting Edge: [a] Bringing Innovation to the Bedside, [b] Governance, [c] Healthcare Workplace are on our radar. This is a three-part multimedia education program covering critical issues. To receive notifications about this program write Events@longwoods.com

Corporate Canada looking to participate in these highly visible programs can contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com

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Past Presentations can be found here.
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For sponsorship information, please contact Matthew Hart at 416-864-9667 x113 or email mhart@longwoods.com

The small print: Breakfast with the Chiefs registration requirements: Do you work at a publicly funded organization? If so, you must hold a current personal subscription to at least one Longwoods’ journal. This covers attendance for the full season AND access by webcast. If you are not a subscriber, go here first. If you are a subscriber, go to this page for information on upcoming speakers.

 Registrants from private sector organizations, foundations and associations must be registered members of the Longwoods HealthcareBoard. If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com


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Harpreet Bassi to Director, Strategic Projects of the Ontario Health Quality Council
Anthony S. Brannen to President, College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA)


Notice: We have updated our recruitment site. It’s easy for recruiters to use, easy for leaders to cruise and easy for everyone else to see who is recruiting for what. Visit us here: jobs.longwoods.com. And, by the way, the site is also used to recruit volunteers and board members.

Today’s Leadership Careers

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Longwoods has a portal of participating healthcare recruitment centres. For more information go to Jobs.Longwoods.com or email Susan Hale

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 at 2:06 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.