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“… each system proves that high quality is more the result of a culture that pursues quality than of any single investment or policy.” Adalsteinn Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario introduces the book Systems: Quality by Design. [See his presentation based on the book — following the Minister’s commentary—here.]  Order the printed paperback version.


Press Release – May 25, 2020; Ottawa, CANADA: Canada Recruits 700,000 Great Minds, Invests $2 billion in Innovation Overseas by Neil Seeman

Off the Cuff

College of Registered Nurses (BC) Initiates withdrawal from Canadian Nurses Association
Ontario’s Life Sciences Strategy To Boost Health Technology Sector
Ontario’s Life Sciences Mission celebrated the first new partnerships signed between Israeli and Ontario companies at a ceremony in Tel Aviv.

From Three Years Ago: McGuinty Government Increasing Access to Methadone Treatment (Please visit this blog entry especially if you have any updates)

The super series: Breakfast with the Chiefs with:

These presentations and more here.

Open Reading

From Cancer Care Ontario
Building a Sustainable System: The Making of the WTIS
Steve Hall, Rami Thabet and Mark Dummet


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Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Five Years of Learning from Analysis of Clinical Occurrences in Pediatric Care Using the London Protocol
Catherine M.G. Cronin

Healthcare Papers
Re-examining the Paradox of Structure: A Child Health Network Perspective
Charmaine M. McPherson, Janice K. Popp and Ronald R. Lindstrom

Nursing Leadership
The Demonstration Projects: Creating the Capacity for Nursing Health Human Resource Planning in Ontario’s Healthcare Organizations
Vanessa Burkoski and Joshua Tepper

Healthcare Policy
Development of a Support Tool for Complex Decision-Making in the Provision of Rural Maternity Care
Glen Hearns, Michael C. Klein, William Trousdale, Catherine Ulrich, David Butcher, Christiana Miewald, Ronald Lindstrom, Sahba Eftekhary, Jessica Rosinski, Oralia Gómez-Ramírez and Andrea Procyk

Electronic Healthcare
Why Does It Take So Long to Adopt an EMR? Part 1 of 2: A Model of the Effects of Socio-Technical Factors on Physician Office Productivity
Dave A. Ludwick

World Health and Population
Exploring the Meaning of Childhood Disability: Perceptions of Disability among Mothers of Children with Disabilities (CWD) in Kuwait
Sudha R. Raman, Shilpa Mandoda, Laila Kasim Hussain, Niamh Foley, Elham Hamdan and Michel Landry

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Thursday, June 10, 2010 – Toronto, ON
Creating Value in Canadian Healthcare: More, Better Care for the Dollars We Spend

Brian Golden and Shirlee Sharkey
Brian Golden, Sandra Rotman Chaired Professor of Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto and The University Health Network, Professor of Strategic Management; Executive Director, Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy at The Rotman School of Management; Chair of ICES. and

Shirlee Sharkey is president and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Location: Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sponsors: Accenture, CGI, and KPMG In cooperation with: ACAHO, HPME, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Register here •  See the Webcast here • Upcoming speakersPast presentations

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:

Do you work at a publicly funded organization? If so, you must hold a current personal subscription to at least one Longwoods journal. This covers attendance for the full season. If you are not a subscriber, go here first. If you are a subscriber, go to this page for information on upcoming speakers.

Registrants from private sector organizations, foundations and associations must be registered members of the Longwoods HealthcareBoard. If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com

Conferences and Events

May 26 – 28, 2010: Toronto, ON. Innovation and Leadership in Rural and Northern Health Care. Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to provide keynote address.
May 28, 2010: Toronto, ON.  Hot Talks on Health: First up Susan Dentzer on Why should Canada care about US Health Reform?
May 30 – June 2, 2010: Vancouver, BC. Canada e-Health 2010
June 2, 2010: Toronto, ON. Bending the Cost Curve of the Health Care System Conference: From Ideas to Action
June 4, 2010: Toronto, ON. Baycrest presents the Annual Clinical and Ethical Issues in Geriatric and Long-Term Care
June 7, 2010: Toronto, ON. OHA Region 3 event – The Future of Ontario Health Care: A Dialogue with Tom Closson
June 7 – 8, 2010: Winnipeg, MB. National Healthcare Leadership Conference
June 13 – 15, 2010: Toronto, ON. OACCAC Knowledge and Inspiration 2010 Conference
June 15, 2010: Toronto, ON. Healthy Work Environments: Improving the Quality of Work-Life.  Hear from Healthy Workplace gurus Dr Linda Duxbury and Dr Graham Lowe.
June 16, 2010:  Ottawa, ON. OCRI – I.T. in Healthcare – The Champlain Electronic Health (eHealth) Strategic Plan
June 17, 2010: Toronto, ON. Osgoode’s 4th Annual Legal Risk Management for Nurses
June 18, 2010: Toronto, ON. Capital Planning: Optimizing Your Facility Performance.
June 27 – June 29, 2010: Waterloo, ON. Applied Health Informatics Bootcamp
September 20 – 21, 2010: Ottawa, ON. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada for the Data Users Conference 2010: Understanding Health Outcomes

Conferences on the Longwoods site

Ontario Hospital Association conferences.

Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina


Martin Kabat to Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario
Debra McPherson re-elected as President British Columbia Nurses Union.
Janice Buchanan elected to Vice President British Columbia Nurses Union
Ron Bolton to the Board of the South West Local Health Integration Network, Ontario
Nizar Ladak to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Secretary to The Ontario Health Quality Council (OHQC)
Dr. Andreas Laupacis an inaugural national award of the Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment (HTA), presented by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Oliver Ernst to Canada Excellence Research Chair in Structural Neurobiology, University of Toronto
Matthew Farrer to Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurogenetics and Translational Neuroscience, The University of British Columbia
Michael Houghton to Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology, University of Alberta
Adrian Owen to Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, The University of Western Ontario
Patric Rorsman to Canada Excellence Research Chair in Diabetes, University of Alberta
Frederick Roth to Canada Excellence Research Chair in Integrative Biology, University of Toronto

More about the Canada Excellence (Health Related) Research Chairholders as of May 2010


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