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We should not assume that when we spend more, we should get more– be it health care outcomes or tangible goods and services like diagnostic tests, physician visits, etc.” Colleen Flood reflects on the Conference Board Report and shows her leadership in the process. Click here.

Essays

“Quality remains one of the great trade-offs in Canada’s healthcare system. Every person working in the system agrees with the importance of quality, and many make it an explicit part of their personal and professional missions. At the same time, however, most clinicians and administrators believe that large-scale improvement is unaffordable.”  Adalsteinn Brown. Click here

[We can] Learn from Canadian success stories. There is hardly a species of excellence that cannot be found in Canada. From the Ontario provincial Cardiac Care Network to the Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie to the Alberta Bone and Joint Institute, there have been triumphs of access and quality. Making excellence mandatory is the next step. That’s what high-performing healthcare systems do, and that’s what Canada ought to do.  Steven Lewis. Click here

Off the Cuff

In the quote above, Colleen Flood, provides her commentary on the just-released How Canada Performs – Hot Topic: Health Spending, on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The Conference Board assesses the extent to which 17 advanced developed countries get the results that they pay for comparing health spending to health of the population. The Conference Board report can be found here.

Mary Jo Haddad introduces the new issue of Child Health in Canada.

The new 2011 OHA-OMA Hospital Prototype Board-Appointed Professional Staff By-Law is available here.  It can be viewed with track changes to the OHA’s original 2010 Professional Staff By-law document.

Any two individuals are invited to nominate a candidate, living or posthumous, whose outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Visit www.cdnmedhall.org

Stats and more from British Columbia

The Cost vs. Quality Debate. Jim Easton of the UK National Health Service and a panel of leading thinkers debate the issue on May 26. Sponsored by the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Society of Graduates. Link to http://www.hpme.utoronto.ca/for/alumni/events/edday.htm

Read Making it Meaningful: Recognizing and Rewarding Employees in Canadian Organizations – also from the Conference Board.

Citizens’ Reference Panel on Health Services: who are these citizens and what transpired during the first weekend? Click here for more information.

Join us for the Official Book Launch of Dot: From the Editor-in-Chief. June 8, 2011 at 155 College Street, Room 208. Email development.nursing@utoronto.ca to RSVP

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News

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, CGI, KPMG, and PwC
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

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.

Conferences

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Ontario Hospital Association conferences.
Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina
For more information please contact conferences@longwoods.com

Transitions

Will Falk to Board of Directors, Medseek; Birmingham, AL
Dr. Kathleen Gallagher-Ross to the Board of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Mr. John Fraser to the Board of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Ms. Carol Perry to the Board of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Debra Bournes to Provincial Chief Nursing Officer, Ontario
Dr. Stewart Kennedy to President of the Ontario Medical Association
Michael Emery to Director, Health Systems Strategies – Western Canada, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
Dr. Katherine Rouleau to  Director, Global Health Program, the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Mike Shea to chair of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network board.
Robert Lawler to Vice Chair of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network board.
Dr. Ian Dawe to Physician-in-Chief, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Marsha Young (SAIC) Appointed to the Board of Directors, National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center

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

Awards

Dr. Andreas Laupacis receives the 2011 Health Services Research Advancement Award from CHSRF
Goldie White from Makkovik, Labrador awarded the 2011 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch National Award of Excellence in Nursing (CNA)
Tracy Daigneault of Warman, Saskatchewan awarded the 2011 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch National Award of Excellence in Nursing  (CNA)
Susan Siwik of Parry Sound, Ontario awarded the 2011 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch National Award of Excellence in Nursing  (CNA)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Employer Recognition Awards
Fraser Health (British Columbia); Honourable mention, Employer Recognition Awards
York Central Hospital (Ontario); Honourable mention, Employer Recognition Awards
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Manitoba) Honourable mention, Employer Recognition Awards
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Ontario), CNA Innovation Award
Horizon Health Network, Saint John Regional Hospital (New Brunswick), CNA Innovation Awards.

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

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 12:11 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.