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“Are we putting too many frail elderly into LTC homes rather than using other community options?” Questions for Jeff Lozon and Christina Bisanz from unidentified Chiefs.


The Undisciplined Economist: Pharaoh and the Prospects for Productivity in HHR by Robert G. Evans, Morris L. Barer and David G. Schneider

Off the Cuff

Thirty Questions for Long Term Care in Canada

We asked 14 learned Chiefs from hospitals, health regions, LHINS, CCAC, and a Medical School to tell us what issues Jeff Lozon and Christina Bisanz should address at Breakfast with the Chief on Wednesday March 2, 2011.  Here are their responses.

CHSRF releases National Health Leadership Survey on Performance and Quality Improvement, results of conversations with more than 50 leaders from across the country, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Request for proposals: The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) invites decision-maker led teams to submit applications for funding under the Patient Engagement Projects initiative.

You are invited to submit abstracts for new material focused on Child Health Special Issue #3.

We are looking for a particular emphasis on quality and service improvements with measurable results; new models of care that have improved access, quality and  outcomes; local, provincial or national initiatives aimed at quality, standards or outcomes; system integration improvements, organizational improvements that align strategy with outcomes; a call for action to remove barriers at the policy level that interfere with child health access. Mary Jo Haddad, Editor in Chief. More here.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Jeff Lozon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Revera Inc., and
Christina Bisanz, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association
Topic: Integrating with Long Term Care. Now is the Time.
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture, Baxter and Johnson and Johnson Medical Products
Register here

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saäd Rafi, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and
Steven Lewis, health policy and research consultant based in Saskatoon, and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University.
Topic: Can Economics Compete with Politics in Ontario’s healthcare system?
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers and sanofi aventis
Register here

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

  • Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, and Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation, Canada Health Infoway – April 2011
  • Dr. Stephen Duckett – May 2011
  • Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO, St. Michael’s Hospital – June 2011
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 2011

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

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

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: You must hold a current subscription to at least one Longwoods’ journal. This covers attendance for the full season. If you are not a subscriber, click here. If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Sarah Lieberman at slieberman@longwoods.com.


February 22-23, 2011: Vancouver, BC. CHSPR 2011 Health Policy Conference
February 23-25, 2011: Toronto, ON. The Clearings of Narrative Medicine
March 2-3, 2011: Mississauga, ON. QWQHC 5th Annual Summit
March 9, 2011: Webcast. Why Today’s Health Care Leaders Must Embrace Social Media
March 20, 2011-November 24, 2011: Multiple Locations. Physician Management Institute leadership development program
March 22, 2011: Toronto, ON: Patient Centered Nutrition and Food Services: The Quest for Quality
March 24 & 25, 2011: Toronto, ON. Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario 2011 Conference
April 4, 2011: Toronto, ON. Perioperative Care: Enhancing Patient Safety and Quality of Care through Collaboration, Accountability and Transparency
April 4-5, 2011: Toronto, ON. Healthcare Management Forum: Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
April: 27-29 2011: Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury, ON. Conference for Administrative Professionals
May 4-5, 2011: Markham, ON. Ontario Gerontology Association, 30th Annual Conference
May 11–13, 2011: Toronto, ON. Innovation and Leadership in Rural and Northern Health Care

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Transitions and Awards

Dan Florizone received CHSRF’s national health award, Excellence through Evidence, at the CEO Forum on Feb. 16. The award celebrates leaders who have accelerated change and strengthened healthcare in Canada.
Michael Bakerman, MD, to chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) at UMass Memorial Health Care.
Katherine Chubbs to Vice-President of Cancer Care, Eastern Health
Dr. Daniel O’Brien to Chair of the Board of Directors, Capital Health, Nova Scotia
Ray Block to the board, Alberta Health Services
Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai (Edmonton) to the board, Alberta Health Services
Don Johnson (Barnwell) to the board, Alberta Health Services
Dr. Eldon Smith (Calgary) to the board, Alberta Health Services
Sheila Weatherill (Edmonton) to the board, Alberta Health Services
Dr. David Levy, President of BC Cancer Agency resigns
Dr. Josep M. Picas (Spain) to President, The European Association of Healthcare IT Managers
Miroslav Madjaric (Croatia) to Vice-President, The European Association of Healthcare IT Managers

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Featured Careers

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