Longwoods Blog

November 16, 2010


“Presenteeism is the opposite of absenteeism. In contrast to absenteeism, when employees are absent from work, presenteeism discusses the problems faced when employees come to work in spite of illness, which can have similar negative repercussions on business performance”. More.


The blue-collar blues has been replaced by an even louder chorus: knowledge workers’ lament about the stresses of overwork. By Graham Lowe

Off the Cuff

Workplace health. Where is it taking us?

Breakfast with the Chiefs, Health Force Ontario’s ADM (Dr. Joshua Tepper) teams up with a hospital CEO (Robert Devitt) to look at the issues and answers.  All about managing stress, mental health, absenteeism, and presenteeism. And maybe a look at how: culture drives behavior; behavior drives habits; habits drive results. So where does bad behavior really come from? Sign up here.

Workplace Health Practices and Policies (selected material from Longwoods.com.)

The Hon. Deb Matthews looks at healthcare in Ontario today: Speech notes for HealthAchieve.

Editorial Notebook blog: How to Get Published: Tip #2 – Targeting the Right Journal for Your Work

You cannot solve the eHealth-predicaments in Canada. It’s too big to do it on your own. It’s going to take all of us working together. So we will make “the best dammed little eJournal in the country” free to everyone who registers. Read what Denis Protti thinks is important, and provide your comments online. Please go to www.electronichealthcare.net and click on “Create an Account” (under the search bar). Once you have created an account email us and we will activate your access to the journal. If you already have an online account just email us – and join the team to make eHealth work.

Open Reading

From Philips Healthcare
The Burgeoning Disorder of Technophilia

Deon Louw, Ken Gaston


Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Clinical Governance: The Need for New Directions in Canada: [Includes Principles to Guide Changes and Evaluation.]
Donald R. Carlow

The Next Step on the Road to High Efficiency: Finding Common Ground between Equity and Performance
Adalsteinn D. Brown, Jeremy Veillard and Richard Prial

Nursing Leadership
From the Editor-in-Chief: A Manifestation of Leadership
Lynn M. Nagle

Healthcare Policy
Developing and Maintaining a Population Research Registry to Support Primary Healthcare Research
Anne-Marie Broemeling, Kerry Kerluke, Charlyn Black, Sandra Peterson, Allyson MacDonald and Rachael McKendry

Electronic Healthcare
An Evaluation of a Patient-Centred Information Technology Tool for the Management of Chronic Diseases by Primary Care Interdisciplinary Teams
Marie-Thérèse Lussier, Alain Turcotte, Claude Richard, Liette Lapointe, Isabelle Vedel, Johanne Goudreau and Lyne Lalonde

World Health and Population
International Short-term Medical Service Trips: Guidelines from the Literature and Perspectives from the Field
Erica Chapin and Shannon Doocy

Become an EXTRA fellow

CHSRF is accepting applications for this highly regarded part-time, two-year executive training program for healthcare leaders. Applications are due March 1, 2011. Find out more.

Call for nominations: CHSRF’s Health Services Research Advancement Award

This award recognizes any individual, team or organization that has contributed significantly to the advancement of health services research in Canada and provides an honorarium of $15,000. Nominations are due by March 10, 2011.

Call for nominations: CHSRF’s 2011 Excellence through Evidence award
Help recognize a health services leader who has implemented evidence-informed innovations in care and service delivery. The winner receives $15,000 to be used to inspire similar innovation across Canada. Nomination are due by January 11, 2011.

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Rob Devitt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Toronto East General Hospital, and
Dr. Joshua Tepper, Assistant Deputy Minister, HealthForceOntario, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Topic: Healthy Work Environments: From Policy to Practice
Location: University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building, Room 610, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sponsors: Accenture, CGI, Cerner
Register here

Monday, December 13, 2010
David Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Montreal Regional Health Authority.
Topic: Medicare and Regionalization – Quebec Style; Is Quebec Leading the Way in Health Reform?
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada
Sponsors: Accenture, AstraZeneca, CGI, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Register here

We are finalizing the dates . . .

(1) Breakfast with the Chiefs: The 2010/2011 lineup includes:  Dr. Robert Howard, CEO, St. Michaels | Camille Orridge, CEO, Toronto Central LHIN | Dr. Davy Cheng, Chief of Anesthesia, London — and Longwoods Scholar |  Janet Davidson, CEO, Trillium Hospital | Kevin Smith, CEO, St. Josephs, Hamilton |  Michael Decter, CEO, LDIC Inc. | Brian Postl, Dean of Medicine (UofManitoba) and Chair, CIHI | Richard Alvarez, CEO, Canada Health Infoway | Steven Lewis, Author and Consultant | Dr. Michael Rachlis, Physician and Author | Dr. Danielle Martin, Physician and Chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare | Jennifer Zelmer, VP, Canada Health Infoway …

. . .and many more.

(2) HealthcareRounds on The Cutting Edge: [a] Bringing Innovation to the Bedside, [b] Governance, [c] Healthcare Workplace are on our radar. This is a three-part multimedia education program covering critical issues. To receive notifications about this program write Events@longwoods.com

Corporate Canada looking to participate in these highly visible programs can contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com

Sign up for New Event Alerts here.
Past Presentations can be found here.
All Audio and Video Presentations can be found here.
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 AND access by webcast. 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


November 17, 2010: Vancouver, BC. Change Management – How do We Manage Change
November 17, 2010: Toronto, ON.eHealth Today: The Facts and the Vision
November 24, 2010: Toronto, ON. Becoming Bully-Free at Work: Information, Inspiration and Implementation
November 29, 2010: Toronto, ON. Putting Policy into Practice: The Ontario Hospital Association Accessibility Conference
November 29, 2010: Toronto, ON. To Do No Harm
November 29-30, 2010: Toronto, ON. Innovation Takes Leadership: Ivey Global Health Innovation and Leadership Conference
November 30, 2010: Toronto, ON.  Hot Topics in Risk Management.
December 1, 2010: Toronto, ON. Community Engagement in the Time of Tough Decisions and the Quest for Quality
December 3, 2010: Toronto, ON. Equity & Diversity: Essential to Excellent Care for All
December 3-5, 2010: Calgary, AB. Applied Health Informatics Bootcamp
December 5-8, 2010: Orlando, FL. 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
January 21, 2011: Toronto, ON. Hospitalist Programs
February 7, 2011-June 24, 2011: Toronto, ON. Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program
February 16, 2011: Montreal, QC. 2011 CEO Forum:  Leadership Accountability in Canadian Healthcare. Hosted by CHSRF
February 22, 1011: Toronto, ON. The Role of Primary Care in Health System Reform
March 2, 2011: Mississauga, ON. QWQHC 5th Annual Summit
March 20, 2011-November 24, 2011: Multiple Locations. Physician Management Institute leadership development program
April 5 – 8, 2011: Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2011 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
May 9, 2011: Halifax, NS. CAHSPR Conference 2011 Abstract submission deadline: January 14, 2011
May 13- 14, 2011:Vancouver, BC. Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
June 6-7, 2011: Whistler, BC. Rising to the Challenge: Relationships, Resources and Realities.

Add your conference to the Longwoods eLetter here
Conferences on the Longwoods site
Ontario Hospital Association conferences.
Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina


Dr. Jean L. Rouleau to Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH)
Dr. Gillian Kernaghan to President and CEO London’s St. Joseph’s Hospital
Julie Giraldi to Chief OHA Human Resources Officer and VP Health HR Leadership
Richard Blickstead to Director of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors
Alex Munter to CEO of the Champlain LHIN
Mark Hurst to President and CEO of both North Bay General Hospital and the Northeast Mental Health Centre
Robert (Bob) Cunningham to Executive Vice President of both North Bay General Hospital and the Northeast Mental Health Centre and Chief Amalgamation Officer (CAO).

Albert Gasparro, Director, Anne Odette Kaye, Director, Barry M. Cooper, Director, Catherine A. Deluce, Director, David A. Leslie, Director, David Lam, Director, Dr. Barry McLellan, Director, Dr. Ken Shulman, Director, Dr. Mabel Choi, Director, Ellen Pun, Director, Gerrard B. Schmid, Director, Gordon J. Homer, Director, Jennifer Tory, Campaign Chair, Joel Feldberg, Director, Lesley A. Alboini, Director, Linda C. Campbell, Director, Perry N. Dellelce, Chair, Peter Sharpe, Director, Phipps Lounsbery, Director, Rosemary McLeese, Director, Sheryl L. Kerr, Director, Stephen O. Marshall, Director, Stephen Tile, Vice-Chair, Trent Henry, Director, Vijay Kanwar, Director, Sunnybrook Foundation (Toronto)


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Today’s Leadership Careers

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