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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.”


Confront the Right Side of the Curve, By Thomas H. Lee, President, Partners Healthcare System

Off the Cuff

EMR Benefits and Benefit Realization from HIMSS Analytics

2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Quality and Safety Linked to Advanced Information Technology Enabled Processes

“We are focusing on the science of (mental) health promotion and prevention” Paul Garfinkel commenting on today’s release of a national strategy for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Watch the launch of The Mental Health Strategy for Canada LIVE!
Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 12 Noon, Eastern Time. You will need to register.

From World War to Class War: The Rebound of the Rich. Robert G. Evans. – a podcast

The Game Room: Do you have young kids? Use this on your computer or tablet. From CDC

Do yourself a favour and buy a good book. Softcover:

Healthy cities | The Expanded Chronic Care Model An integration of concepts and strategies from population health promotion and the chronic care model

Macro-Economic Trends (PowerPoint Presentation)
Hospital Cost Drivers (PowerPoint Presentation)
Hospital and Other Health Expenditures-Descriptive Overview (PowerPoint Presentation)
Physician Cost Drivers (PowerPoint Presentation)
Drug Cost Drivers (PowerPoint Presentation)
Drivers of Prescription Drug Spending in Canada (PDF)
From Discovery to Design: The Evolution of Human Factors in Healthcare by Joseph A. Cafazzo and Olivier St-Cyr
Medication Reconciliation in the Hospital: What, Why, Where, When, Who and How? by Olavo Fernandes and Kaveh G. Shojani
More Patient Safety

Change Foundation’s latest report, Loud and Clear Seniors and caregivers speak out on improving patient experience in Ontario

2012 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education
Call for Submissions Opens June 4. Read a Winning Submission.

Healthcare Quarterly
The Challenges of Making Care Safer: Leadership and System Transformation

Healthcare Papers
Measuring and Reporting on Quality of Care and Patient Safety in Canada: Focusing on What Matters

Nursing Leadership
“Stop the Noise!” From Voice to Silence

Healthcare Policy
The Use of Registered Nurses to Perform Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Procedures in Ontario: A Cost Minimization Analysis

Electronic Healthcare
Is Business Intelligence (including Analytics) Having an Impact on the Delivery of Care?

World Health and Population
The Saudi Healthcare System: A View from the Minaret


Study Discovers Genetic Pathway Impacting the Spread of Cancer Cells
Bayshore Home Health Selected for RNAO’s Best Practice Spotlight Organization Program to Advance Patient Care
Ontario Cuts Fees to Doctors on Some Procedures
Nurse Practitioner-led Clinics Offer an Alternative to Primary Care
Registered Nurses Lobby for Expansion of Duties


Conferences on the Longwoods siteEvents in Global Health at the University of North Carolina | Add your conference


Steph Ouellet to Director, Clinical Operations and Human Resources, Thames Valley Family Health Team, London, ON
Vivian Leong to Senior Policy Advisor, Health System Strategy Division, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, ON
Sue Paish to CEO, LifeLabs
Bruce Weber to the Board of Directors, Sernova Corp.
James Parsons to the Board of Directors, Sernova Corp.
Dr. Frank Atherton (Director of Public Health at NHS) to Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health at the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Mark Hurst to retire from The North Bay Regional Health Centre, North Bay, ON
Cindy Stevens, Manitoba’s Deputy Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs, to the Board of Directors, Mental Health Commission of Canada
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