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“. . . a high performing workplace (HPWP) is not about instant success but about long-term viability. All the case studies show that HPWPs need time to establish, nurture and improve.” High Performance Work Practices. UK government commissioned report


How Well Protected Are Canadian Research Participants: Who Knows? Dot Pringle speaks out.

Off the Cuff

Lessons from Alberta: the road less travelled. Breakfast with the Chiefs featuring Dr. Stephen Duckett,  Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.

. . .quality improvement initiatives (in Canada) often lack a standardized and consistent approach (while) collaboration across organizations enhances efficiencies, the sharing of best practices, and reduces duplication of effort. . . limited physician engagement and physician champions for quality improvement were cited as challenges to achieving improvements in quality. See the full report from PWC/CHSRF

Join Dr. Robert Howard, CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital as he addresses these and other challenges in developing and managing their quality program. At the magnificent Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 209 Victoria St in downtown Toronto. Register here for the June 7th Breakfast with the Chiefs.

A smart patient knows more about coping with their disease than their physician, and Tilda Shalof’s insights into the rigors of heart surgery are even more provocative since she brings a nurse’s wisdom to her own operation.” Dr. Mehmet Oz. More here.

Mapping the field: Nursing scholarship in health human resources is a newly published edited collection of papers from the festschrift in honour of Linda O’Brien-Pallas.

Working with India

Longwoods is sponsoring a “mini brief” on offshoring: getting started, managing the relationships and achieving success. May 19 from 17:30 onwards. Five seats left. For more information contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Dr. Robert (Bob) Howard, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Michael’s Hospital
Topic: From Quality 101 to Quality No. 1
Location: St Michael’s Hospital Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 209 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsors: Accenture, IBM, Baxter, and CGI
Register here

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Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 2011

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Dr. Michael Ignatieff to Senior Resident of Massey College, University of Toronto
Florine Lobo to Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
Nancy Hoddinott to Program Leader, Community-Based Services, Nova Scotia Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services
Ann Davis to Campaign Director, Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia
Marlene Murray to Regional Director, Cancer Research Society, Ottawa, Ontario
Michael Feraday to Executive Director, Barrie (ON) & Community Family Health Team
Adrienne Nolan to Director of Development, University of British Columbia
Wendy Harris to CEO Cancer Research Society, Ottawa, Ontario
Elise Monaghan Joubert to Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, York Central Hospital Foundation, Richmond Hill, Ontario

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