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We know that quality care is cheaper. But we don’t yet pay more for higher quality and we do still pay for low quality care and its results such as hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.” Will Falk


The Grassroots eHealth Revolution by Will Falk and Dr. Sacha Bhatia

Off the Cuff

Delivery: Funding, human capital, incentives, and how they affect our healthcare by Will Falk

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Why people come to Breakfast with the Chiefs:

  • The first of a series of Spring programs featuring Richard Alvarez and Jennifer Zelmer. Be the first to know. No need to drive to an airport hotel.
  • One hour of packed information. It’s a private presentation and discussion. Take notes. No video. No recording. You must be there to hear it.
  • No. of people already registered: 160. Includes 50 chiefs.
  • Registration is still open today (last day) — traditionally a heavy registration day.
  • Schmoozing: doors open: 7 AM
  • Mount Sinai Hospital: starts at 8 am sharp. April 13, 2011. Register here.

So what? Now what? Exploring, understanding and using the epistemologies that inform the improvement of healthcare by Paul Batalden, Frank Davidoff, Martin Marshall, Jo Bibby and Colin Pink

Thursday April 14th, 7pm, the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto: University of Toronto Press free event with our essayist, Neil Seeman, and Patrick Luciani – authors of “XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame”. The authors will join in conversation with Kate Fillion (Editor-at-Large, MacLean’s magazine).

ACAHO Releases its 2011 Election Primer Leadership Matters, Ideas Count.

Collaborating for Quality: Health Quality Ontario Advances Evidence‐Based Care

Vol.14 Special Issue | Primary Healthcare Renewal in British Columbia – About this issue coming Fall 2011
Pre-release: General Practice Services Committee: Improving Primary Care for BC Physicians and Patients by Valerie Tregillus and William Cavers

World Health & Population
is seeking submission of original manuscripts from researchers and policy specialists worldwide on issues of importance in health and population, including: reproductive and women’s health, social determinants of health, HIV/AIDS, malaria. Download Call for Papers (PDF)

Our Editors Recommend


Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Richard C. Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, and
Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation at Canada Health Infoway.
Topic: Responding to issues of the day . . .
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture, Cerner , IBM, CGI, and GE
Register here

Thursday, May, 5, 2011
Dr. Stephen Duckett
, Professor in the Alberta School of Business and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.
Topic: Lessons from Alberta
Location: University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building, Ground Floor, Room 106, 155 College Street
Sponsors: Accenture
Register here

Stephen Duckett Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Original Recipe)

Upcoming Speakers – Details and registration will be announced in this space soon or sign up for New Events Alerts to be the 1st to know

  • Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO, St. Michael’s Hospital – June 2011
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 2011

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

Corporate Canada looking to participate in these highly visible programs can contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com
Healthcare Institutions who would like to send their staff to participate in these programs can contact Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com
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 for individuals working at Healthcare Facilities: To attend any or all sessions over a season, you must hold a current subscription to at least one Longwoods’ journal. A one- time registration fee will also be available for certain events, to be announced upon opening of registration.  If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Sarah Lieberman at slieberman@longwoods.com.


April 13-15, 2011: Thunder Bay, ON. OHA Region 1 – North West Educational Conference
May 3, 2011: Calgary, AB. Human Resource Management in Healthcare 2011
May 4-5, 2011: Markham, ON. Ontario Gerontology Association, 30th Annual Conference
May 8-10, 2011: Toronto, ON. 4th Annual HSCN National Healthcare Supply Chain Conference
May 9-12, 2011: Halifax, NS. CAHSPR Conference 2011: Renewing Federalism, Improving Health Care: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
May 11-13, 2011: Toronto, ON. Innovation and Leadership in Rural and Northern Health Care
May 11-14, 2011: Vancouver, BC. Effecting change through influence
May 16, 2011: London, ON. What is Collaborative Practice Anyway:  How IPC is Working in Health Care
May 24-27, 2011: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders Institute
May 25-27, 2011: Muskoka, ON. First Annual National Nursing Executives Summit
June 6-7, 2011: Whistler, BC. National Healthcare Leadership Conference (NHLC) / Conférence nationale sur le leadership dans les soins de santé (CNLSS)
June 9-10, 2011: Toronto, ON. Physician Leadership Summit

Add your conference to the Longwoods eLetter here
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Ontario Hospital Association conferences.
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For more information please contact conferences@longwoods.com

Transitions and Awards

Michael Marchbank to President & CEO of the Health Employers Association of BC
Michel Bilodeau to retire as CEO at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Allison J. Stuart to Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief of Emergency Management Ontario in the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Frank D. Scarpino to Chief Strategy Officer, Healthcare Practice,OnX Enterprise Solutions Ltd.
Susan Horvath to Vice President, Leadership Philanthropy, Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto, Ontario
Leigh Allard to President and Chief Executive Officer, The Lung Association Alberta & NWT, Edmonton
Dr. Philippe Couillard to Chair of the Board of Directors for Rx&D’s Health Research Foundation
Ron Hewitt to President and CEO, the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children
Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) to be appointed for all 37 public health units in Ontario.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) to have their powers extended to admit and discharge patients in Ontario hospitals
Michael Brogan to President, IMS Brogan at IMS Health
Jeff Moat to Vice President, Partners, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Tracey Ramsey to Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales, Afexa

Send your transitions to transitions@longwoods.com
See more Transitions here.

Featured Careers

See the entire list of leadership and nursing careers at Jobs.Longwoods.com

For more information or to post a position go to Jobs.Longwoods.com or email Susan Hale

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