FEATURED ARTICLE

HealthcarePapers, 9(2) 2009: 39-44
Next-Generation Healthcare: A Strategic Appraisal
Terrence Montague

Abstract:
Successful next-generation healthcare must deliver timely access and quality for an aging population, while simultaneously promoting disease prevention and managing costs. The key factors for sustained success are a culture with aligned goals and values; coordinated team care that especially engages with physicians and patients; practical information that is collected and communicated reliably; and education in the theory and methods of collaboration, measurement and leadership. Currently, optimal population health is challenged by a high prevalence of chronic disease, with large gaps between best and usual care, a scarcity of health human resources - particularly with the skills, attitudes and training for coordinated team care - and the absence of flexible, reliable clinical measurement systems. However, to make things better, institutional models and supporting technologies are available..

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From the HR Resources Database ....

The body you've always wanted for just $14
Chris Silva

Abstract:
With the U.S. struggling with a growing obesity epidemic, employers across the nation are wondering which fitness, exercise and weight-loss regimens might best fit with their workforce. There are dozens of concepts and programs available for employers which can make it difficult to select the most appropriate one. The best choice though, might be cold, hard cash.

A study published in late 2007 shows that even a small amount of money can encourage people to make healthier choices and lose weight. Led by Eric Finkelstein, director of the public health economics program at RTI International, a research institute based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the study tested how effective two levels of modest financial incentives would be for some 200 overweight employees from nearby North Carolina colleges.

All participants were at least 18 years old and considered overweight or obese, as defined by the national body mass index. They were divided into three groups - one group received no incentives, and the other two were given $7 or $14 for each percentage point of weight loss. For a 200-pound person, losing 1% of his body weight would equal two pounds.

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TRANSITIONS

June 16, 2009
Edward (Ted) Garrard to President and CEO, SickKids Foundation (Toronto, ON)
Patrick Dumelie to President and CEO -- Covenant Health is Canada's largest catholic provider of health care, with 16 catholic facilities in 11 communities across Alberta.
Susanne Bjerno to Guelph General Hospital as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer (Guelph, ON)
Peter Szota to Grand River (ON) Community Health Centre as Executive Director
Christian Pair to Executive Director, Center Hospitalier de L'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Dr. Brenda Milner, the Dorothy J. Killam Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, appointed Grand Officer of the Order of Quebec
Jane Ratcher Roberts to member of the board, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Robert Warren Law to member of the board, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Pierre Richard to member of the board, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Carole Weir to member of the board, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Janice Cibart from Regina to Canadian worker representative to the International Labour Organization's Committee on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. More.
Dr. Chris Bourdon to acting chief of staff, Sudbury Regional Hospital

June 9, 2009
Jennifer Zelmer to Editor in Chief of the journal Healthcare Policy
Denis Protti an honorary doctorate from City University, London, UK
Paul-Émile Cloutier to Secretary General & CEO, Canadian Medical Association
Murat Firat to the Canadian Medical and Biomedical Engineering Society (CMBES) 2009 Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer.
Mark Brisson to Acting Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Director of Information Management, Information Strategic Services Division, Alberta Health and Wellness.
Dr. Scott Halperin to head of a national influenza research network focused on pandemic vaccine evaluation -- a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). More.
Ronald E. Geettam to Chairman of the Board of Directors, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
Arnold Steinberg to Chancellor, McGill University
Patricia McCunn-Miller to President and CEO, Climate Change Central
Michael F. O'Callaghan to Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
Ron Sapsfordto acting President and Chief Executive Officer of eHealth Ontario

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