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“Mr. Speaker, as I said before, we are looking forward to working with the provinces and territories to renew the health accord and to continue to address the area of wait times, as an example, while respecting the fact that health care is delivered by and is under the jurisdiction of the provinces.  Our discussions will emphasize the importance of accountability and results for Canadians, including better reporting from the provinces and territories to measure progress and guarantees covering additional medically necessary procedures.” From Hansard. June 6, 2011: Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of Health)

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We are all i4i: How a small Canadian software company improved healthcare innovation by Neil Seeman

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  • From Gallup: On availability of quality local healthcare, the median percentage of satisfied respondents among countries with universal health coverage is 79%, 13 percentage points higher than the median percentage among those without universal coverage (66%). More.
  • From Gallup: Low-income Britons have worse wellbeing (59.7) and are in poorer physical health than their high-income counterparts (72.5), despite universal access to healthcare. More.
  • From CAMH: A gene linked to intellectual disability was found in a study involving the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – a discovery that was greatly accelerated by international collaboration and new genetic sequencing technology, which is now being used at CAMH. More.
  • Hand Washing: Why is this such a challenge? Go to the bottom of this “how to” article and provide your colleagues with a point of view. Give them a piece of your mind. They begin with this: Hand hygiene compliance by healthcare providers has been difficult to achieve. (Click here): Challenges of Hand Hygiene in Healthcare: The Development of a toolkit... Find out which recommendations are universal and leave a comment. Start now. Improve on these recommendations with some suggestions.
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Transitions

Tom Closson to step down as OHA’s President and CEO
Joe Mappa to step down as President and CEO of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
Scott Rowand, first CEO of HHSC, has passed away
Stephen D’Arcy to Chief Financial Officer at Plexxus
Art Reitmayer to Chief Executive Officer, the Rick Hansen Foundation
Dr. Robin C. Hesler to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Veronica Nelson to Chair of the Board of the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Dr. Elizabeth Nelson has joined American Sentinel University as associate dean for doctoral studies in health care and nursing

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