Longwoods Blog


When former United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having an “improper relationship” with Monica Lewinsky, I learned more than I needed to know about the appropriate duties of an intern. Around the same time, Canada had its own intern scandal.” Neil Seeman in Interns over 40 for Healthcare.


Ontario Generic Drug Wars, Part 2: Did Retail Pharmacy Need Rebates? By Steven Lewis

Off the Cuff

Error-prone hospital plagued by a culture of mistrust: report: Investigation into pathology mistakes at Hôtel-Dieu Grace finds ‘alarming lack of respect’ among MDs, management and board. (From The Globe and Mail)

  • Here’s the invitation to hear directly from the lead investigator: Come in person or join us by webcast at Breakfast with the Chiefs.
  • Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 – Toronto, ON
  • Time: 8:00am – 9:00am (join us at 7:15am for breakfast)
  • SpeakerDr. Barry McLellan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and lead investigator for this probe and formerly the Chief Coroner of Ontario.
  • Topic: Insights, Implications, Questions, Answers: Report of the Investigators of Surgical and Pathology Issues at Three Essex County Hospitals.
  • Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, McLaughlin Lecture Theatre, EG61, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Sign up here. Note that you will be asked to “sign in” as you or your institution must be a subscriber.
  • Save this page to log into the webcast: http://www.longwoods.com/pages/bwtc-webcasts

Need some human intervention to register? Contact Sarah Lieberman at slieberman@longwoods.com

Webcast available? Yes. Set it up with Sarah Lieberman at slieberman@longwoods.com

Call for Applications to join The Canadian Obesity Network Student New Professional National Executive Committee for the 2010-2011 term. We are accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Chapter Representative
  • Communications Director
  • CON Scientific Committee Liaison
  • Recruitment and Events Coordinator
  • Secretary and Financial Director

Please submit applications by email to CON.SNP@gmail.com, Deadline: Friday, September 17, 2010

Include: Brief Statement of Interest (250 word maximum): Include the title of the position you are interested in, and why you are suitable for and interested in the position, Short Curriculum Vitae (CV). Click here for more information.

Open Reading

From Baxter Corporation
Medication Error and Patient Safety

David U


Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
CIHI Survey: Alternative Level of Care in Canada: A Summary

Jennifer D. Walker, Kathleen Morris and Jennifer Frood

Healthcare Papers
A Long Time Coming: Primary Healthcare Renewal in Canada

Brian Hutchison

Nursing Leadership
Advancing Nursing Leadership in Long-Term Care

Jennifer O’Brien, Margaret Ringland and Susan Wilson

Healthcare Policy
Clinical Characteristics and Service Needs of Alternate-Level-of-Care Patients Waiting for Long-Term Care in Ontario Hospitals

Andrew P. Costa and John P. Hirdes

Electronic Healthcare
Innovation in ALC – Evaluation and Lessons Learned from a Pilot of Electronic Resource Matching and Referral to In-patient Rehab/CCC in an Acute Care Organization

Negin Mastouri, Hershl Berman, Hsin-Yi Yang, Mark Casselman and Dante J. Morra

World Health and Population
From the Editor-in-Chief

John E. Paul

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 – Toronto, ON, 8:00 am – 9:00 am (join us at 7:15 am for breakfast)Dr. Barry McLellan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario
: Insights, Implications, Questions and Answers: Report of the Investigators of Surgical and Pathology Issues at Three Essex County Hospitals
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, McLaughlin Lecture Theatre, EG61, 2075 Bayview Ave. , Toronto, ON, Canada
Accenture, Baxter, CGI, and Johnson and Johnson Medical Products

Register Here

We are finalizing the dates . . .

(1) Breakfast with the Chiefs: The 2010/2011 lineup includes:  Dr. Robert Howard, CEO, St. Michaels | Dr. Stephen Duckett, CEO, Alberta Health | Camille Orridge, CEO, Toronto Central LHIN | Dr. Davy Cheng, Chief of Anesthesia, London — and Longwoods Scholar | Dr. Jack Kitts, CEO, Ottawa Hospital | Janet Davidson, CEO, Trillium Hospital | Kevin Smith, CEO, St. Josephs, Hamilton | Rob Devitt, CEO, Toronto East General  | Michael Decter, CEO, LDIC Inc. | Mary Jo Haddad, CEO, Hospital for Sick Children | 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 | David Levine, CEO, Montreal Regional Health Authority | Dr. Danielle Martin, Physician and Chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare | Dr. Josh Tepper, ADM, HealthForce Ontario | Jennifer Zelmer, VP, Canada Health Infoway …

. . .and many more.

(2) HealthcareRounds on The Cutting Edge: [a] Health technology, [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
All Audio and Video Presentations can be found

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


September 20-21, 2010: Ottawa, ON. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada for the Data Users Conference 2010: Understanding Health Outcomes

September 21, 2010: Toronto, ON. e-Patients: Changing the Health Care System in Real-Time
September 22, 2010: Vancouver, BC.  Health Care Transformation: Strategic Organizational Transformation.
September 22-October 21, 2010: Five Canadian cities. IBM Smarter Healthcare Roadshow: Perspectives on Innovation.
September 23-24, 2010: Toronto, ON. Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care. A Foundation for Evidence Based Practice and Quality Care
September 23 & 24, 2010: Toronto, ON. Patient Safety and Mental Health: Meeting Unmet Needs. Ensuring Patient and Client Safety.
September 27-28, 2010: Toronto, ON. Lean In Healthcare, From Concept to Reality – Putting Lean into Practice
September 27, 2010: Toronto, ON. Interprofessional Care: “How to” and “So What”.
September 28, 2010: Toronto, ON. Maternal and Newborn Care: Meeting Community Needs and Integrating Midwives.
October 4-6, 2010: Toronto, ON.  2010 Canadian interRAI Conference brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners using the interRAI system of instruments.
October 21-23, 2010: Halifax, NS. Halifax 10: The Canadian Healthcare Safety Symposium
November 1-2, 2010: Montreal, QC.  Picking Up the Pace – How to accelerate change in primary healthcare, hosted by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
November 29, 2010: Toronto, ON. Putting Policy into Practice: The Ontario Hospital Association Accessibility 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
Winter/Spring 2011: Toronto, ON. Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program
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


Steve Orsini to Deputy Minister of Finance (Ontario)
Mr. Brian Malcolmson
to Executive-in-Residence for the MHA Program, The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.
Mr. Arvinder S. Bubber
re-appointed as Member of the Board, the Fraser Health Authority (BC)
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Jago
re-appointed as Chair of the Board, the Northern Health Authority (BC)
John Borody
to President and CEO, International Centre for Infectious Diseases, Winnipeg, MB


Today’s Leadership Careers

Today’s Nurse Jobs

Longwoods has a portal of participating healthcare recruitment centres. Send your career opportunities to Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 11:28 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.