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“. . . the building of electronic health record systems around the world has been fraught with technical challenges, skyrocketing costs and even political scandal.” – Will Falk and Dr. Sacha Bhatia.


Remember Pablo Rivero?
Tom Closson asks: “Many of the benefits cited for e-health initiatives deal with quality and safety. What outcomes and results in Andalusia (Spain) might be transferable to Canada?” Response courtesy of Ken Tremblay: In Conversation with Pablo Rivero

Off the Cuff

A Conceptual Exploration of Integrated Care: Dennis Kodner.

Early Experiences at BC’s Capital Health Region: Moving Towards Integrated Healthcare. Tom Closson

Commentary on e-Health Adoption: Denis Protti and Michael Guerriere

Organizing Care across the Continuum: Nelly Oelke et al.

Transforming Postgraduate Medical Education

Generic Crestor could potentially mean $3.4 billion in accumulative savings

What can we learn from equity policies around gender to date in Ontario? Pat Campbell

How to Improve Performance | How to Train Staff | How Help Inform Policy | How to Evaluate Compliance with Relevant Laws, Regulations, and Standards. A roadmap for hospitals from The Joint Commission | Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Download the full report.

Data | Notes

HIMSSAnalytics: Senior nursing executives cite that they are now involved in more strategic organizational meetings, which provide them with the opportunity for input at a higher level, however, it also impacts their ability to accomplish day-to-day tasks.

CIHI: In general, Canadian hospitals saw only a mild increase in the cost per weighted case in 2009 (1.3%). Medium-sized hospitals were the exception with an average increase of 3.3%.

ICES and Public Health Ontario: Add seven more years: The impact of smoking, alcohol, diet, physical activity and stress on health and life expectancy in Ontario. An ICES/PHO Report.

Healthcare Quarterly
Role of Performance Measurement in a Major Redevelopment Project

Healthcare Papers
Is the Graduate Education Model Inappropriate for Leadership Development

Nursing Leadership
Nova Scotia: Late Career Nurse and New Graduate Transition

Healthcare Policy
Graduate Attributes for Master’s Programs in Health Services and Policy Research

Electronic Healthcare
Everything I Know about Informatics, I Didn’t Learn in Nursing School

World Health and Population
A Participatory Approach to Assessing Refugee Perceptions of Health Services


New CIHI online resource shows hospital performance improving
Detecting breast cancer’s fingerprint in a droplet of blood
Sluggish government approvals create two-and-a-half year wait for Canadians to access new medicines
U.S. Physician Groups Identify Commonly Used Tests or Procedures They Say Are Often Not Necessary

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Upcoming presentation: This Thursday in Toronto: April 12. Dr. Michael Guerriere, Medical Director, TELUS and Denis Protti, Founding Director of the University of Victoria’s School of Health Information Science. Does eHealth Deliver the Goods? Register here.


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Patrick Dion to Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, the Mental Health Commission of Canada
Cynthia Johansen to Registrar/CEO of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
Dr. André Corriveau to Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) for the Northwest Territories
Rebecca True to Director of Philanthropy, Royal Victoria Health Centre, British Columbia
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This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 10:56 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.