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What is quality healthcare?”, the Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan asks the question and provides its response. . . “Health services must meet the standards of quality based on patient needs. But services can also produce higher levels of satisfaction through extra care and attention to detail.” For the complete response click here: Quality Improvement Toolbook.


Why I Support Bariatric Surgery. Arya M. Sharma, MD

Off the Cuff

“There is increasing awareness that health services boards cannot abdicate their responsibilities for ensuring quality and safety and need to take specific actions to address these duties” Kevin Barclay quoting Maura Davies while discussing Effective Governance: Helping Boards Acquire, Adapt and Apply Evidence to Improve Quality and Patient Safety.
Leading Quality through the Development of a Multi-year Corporate Quality Plan: Sharing The Ottawa Hospital Experience Linda Hunter, Joanne Myles, Jim Worthington and Monique Lebrun
From Chaos to Quality Care: Selections from an Interview with Jack Kitts Brian Golden

Stats and more from British Columbia
Vancouver Island Health Authority Financials year ended March 2010
Vancouver Island Health Authority Schedule Of Payments To Vendors Receiving More Than $25,0000

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency. For more information please visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CHSRF Mythbusters:
Medicare Covers All Necessary Health Services

C-Sections Are on the Rise Because More Mothers are Asking for Them

Paediatrians!!! Did you know that Longwoods has a special series dedicated to Child Health? The second in the series is out now, dedicated to mental health, the first one was dedicated to social determinants. To ensure you find out about future releases sign up for the Healthcare Quarterly New Issue release email.

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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, CGI, KPMG, and PwC
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Upcoming Speakers – Details and registration will be announced in this space soon or sign up for New Events Alerts to be the first to know

Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 22. 2011

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


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Will Falk to Board of Directors, Home Capital Group
Peter Cokestake to Board Chair, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization
Jocelyn Chisamore to the position of National Co-Chair, Emerging Health Leaders
Joanne Shum to the position of National Co-Chair, Emerging Health Leaders
Mary Beth Valentine to Interim Registrar of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)
Dr. Dave Williams to President and CEO, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket ON.
Dr. Tara Allen to Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON
Tony Dagnone to Interim CEO, Medbuy
Dr. Kevin Smith to reviewer of appropriate clinical coverage (urgent care) in the city of London, ON.
Dr Nasir Jetha to the Board of B.C. Medical Services Commission
Dr. Peter Angood to Medical Director, GE Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Kelly Isfan to President and CEO, Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe ON.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 11:58 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.