Longwoods eLetter June 17, 2008

Longwoods eLetter June 17, 2008
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“Medicentre (Alberta) physicians earn enhanced fees for providing expedited, comprehensive services relative to "routine" WCB services. Whereas a routine first visit generates a fee of about $82, the occupational injury service (OIS) first-visit fee is about $240. The time required to provide the OIS service, including additional administration, is about 40 minutes. Though variable, the duration of a routine first visit would average 15 minutes. A comparable routine visit under the provincial plan would generate a fee of about $32 and take about 10 minutes to complete, as there is no associated form or administrative requirement.” Dr. Arif Bhimji in his paper Reduced Suffering and Increased Productivity - The Workers' Compensation Model -- reflecting an employer-funded indemnity, health and death benefit insurance program that is not subject to the provisions of the Canada Health Act.
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Management by Objectives & the Balanced Scorecard
1. Evaluating the Balanced Scorecard at the University Health Network ...
2. The Balanced Scorecard - Solution at Peel Memorial Hospital ...
3. Strategic Management System in a Healthcare Setting - Moving from .
4. From Principles to Practice: The Management of Post-Merger ...
5. Healthcare Performance Measurement in Canada: Who's Doing What ..
6. Developing a Patient Safety Plan :: Vol. 11 Special Issue ... Plus . . .
7. Towards a Canadian Model of Integrated Healthcare ...

Honour your achievers and your achievements.
Submit your candidates for these awards: Excellence in Nursing Leadership; Improving the Patient Experience; and Innovation in Education. For more information Click here.

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has launched the largest study of its kind in Canada and first of its kind in the world to explore how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour contribute to the development of cancer. Click here.

Canada Post has recognized the centennial anniversary of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) with the release of a commemorative stamp on June 16, 2008. To view the stamp, visit longwoods.com.

Come and experience Beijing, China!
International Conference & Workshop - The Solution in Health Care Transformation | October 21 - 24, 2008, Beijing, China. Submit your abstract and make a global contribution. | Submission deadline is June 30, 2008. | Visit www.RNAO.org/ChinaConference for submission instructions and forms.

SPOTLIGHT
Calgary Health Region is more than prepared for the next pandemic Here is an overview.

Vancouver Island Health Authority's commitment to integrity, accountability and ethics. Click here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – NOW OPEN
The HealthAchieve Awards include: Leading Best Practices (Sponsored by Accenture, Agfa Healthcare and Roche) | Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership (Sponsored by J&J Medical Systems) | Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education | All awards will be presented at HealthAchieve2008 held on November 3 to 5 in Toronto. Visit www.healthachieve.com.
See the 2007 winners (PDF). For Awards Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Lina Lopez.

Call for Promising Practices in Research Use
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation has launched a call for applicants for Promising Practices in Research Use – a series that highlights healthcare organizations that have invested their time, energy and resources in improving their ability to use evidence. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008. For more details download the PDF.

DID YOU KNOW?
Almost one-fifth of pedestrians hospitalized for injury in Canada are 14 years of age or younger.
 More at CIHI.

SAVIEZ-VOUS QUE?
Près du cinquième des piétons hospitalisés en raison de blessures au Canada ont 14 ans ou moins.

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RECOMMENDED READING

Healthcare Quarterly
The Missing Link in Aboriginal Care: Resource Accounting
C.W. Ashton and Denise Duffie-Ashton

HealthcarePapers
The Case for Excluding Workers' Compensation Insurance from Medicare
Terrance J Bogyo

Nursing Leadership
The Autonomous-Collaborative Care Model: Meeting the Future Head On
Chantale Marie LeClerc, Julie Doyon, Debbie Gravelle, Bonnie Hall, Josette Roussel

Healthcare Policy
The Effect of Evidence-Based Drug Coverage Policies on Pharmaceutical R&D: A Case Study from British Columbia
Steve Morgan and Colleen Cunningham

Electronic Healthcare
New Study Finds One in Four Hospitalizations Is Drug Related
Vincent Ng, Lorne Chi and Matthew Morgan

World Health and Population
AIDS-Related Stigma: Perceptions of Family Caregivers and Health Volunteers in Western Uganda
Walter Kipp, Ellen Bajenja, Ednah Karamagi and Denis Tindyebwa


LONGWOODS RADIO PODCASTS: listen and learn

Human Factors in Action: Getting "Pumped" at a Nursing Usability Laboratory
Edward Etchells, Cynthia Bailey, Ron Biason, Susan DeSousa, Laurie Fowler, Karen Johnson, Catherine Morash and Catherine O'Neill

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This is great opportunity to effectively transfer knowledge using storytelling, compelling lectures or gripping interviews – using simple digital recordings that we distribute on the web. Formatted for iPod listeners too. For criteria and specifications please contact Rebecca Hart at RHart@longwoods.com. All subject to editorial review and acceptance of course.


Nursing Leadership: Covering politics, policy, theory and innovations that contribute to leadership in nursing. Only $9 per single article or $82 for an annual individual subscription.

Patient Safety: Springboard to Nursing Accountability
Wendy Nicklin

Quality Work Environments for Nurse and Patient Safety
Pamela H. Mitchell

Patient Safety to Frame and Reconcile Nursing Issues
Dyanne D. Affonso, Liane Jeffs, Diane Doran, Mary Ferguson-Paré

Be sure your individual subscription is up to date. Sign up online here or contact Barbara Marshall – bmarshall@longwoods.com or 416-864-9667.


BREAKFAST WITH THE CHIEFS
2008/2009 Calendar of Breakfast with the Chiefs

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - Toronto
Dr. Alan Hudson

Dr. Alan Hudson is Lead of Access to Services/Wait Times for the Health Results Team, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Topic: The Future of Healthcare Governance in Ontario
Location: Toronto
Sponsors:  ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, HP Canada, HPME - University of Toronto, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Hospital Association, Philips Healthcare
Register here

October 22, 2008 – Toronto
Matt Anderson
Matt Anderson is the CEO - Toronto Central LHIN
Topic: Exceptional Patient Centred Healthcare: integrated, collaborative, accessible and accountable. The case for technology.
Location: Toronto
Sponsors: ACAHO, Accenture, CGI, Healthtech, HP Canada, HPME, University of Toronto, Ontario Hospital Association, Philips Healthcare

Other confirmed Chiefs for 2008/2009 series of Breakfast with the Chiefs (dates TBD)
Dr. Vivek Goel,
President and CEO of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion; Ida Goodreau, President and CEO for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)

For more information on upcoming speakers or to view past presentations click here.

Leadership Challenges in Creating Safer Care - Breakfast with the Chiefs video: Dr. Ross Baker, Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME), University of Toronto and editor of the Healthcare Quarterly on Patient Safety. This event supported by: 3M, Accenture, Healthtech, HP, Microsoft, Philips Medical Systems, TELUS

The small print: Subscribers do have more options. If you are a personal journal subscriber and represent public healthcare management, practice, education, research or policy you can attend any and all of the breakfasts.  If you are a member of a commercial / service organization you have other options. Please contact Susan Hale for more information. Not yet a member, but would like to join Breakfast with the Chiefs? Contact Lina Lopez, for more information.

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CONFERENCES & EVENTS
With its theme, Inspiring Ideas and Innovation, HealthAchieve2008 is Canada’s largest health care show, attracting thousands of hospital leaders and health care professionals from across the country. This year, HealthAchieve will be held November 3, 4 & 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Featuring keynote addresses from the Rt. Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Uwe Reinhardt and Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthAchieve2008 promises to be a truly inspiring event! For further information, visit www.healthachieve.com.

June 22 – 24, 2008: Toronto, ON. Knowledge and Inspiration, Les connaissances et l’inspiration 2008. Join Ontario’s Community Care Access Centres and their Health Partners for an inspiring conference featuring Deepak Chopra, Roméo Dallaire, Shirley Douglas and thought-provoking speakers: exhibits & demonstrations by innovative providers and much more! Details: http://www.oaccac.on.ca

July 21-22, 2008: Toronto, ON. Intervention Mapping: Developing and Evaluating Theory and Evidence-Based Programs. Professor Nell Gottlieb, co-author of Health Promotion Planning: An Intervention Mapping Approach, will be presenting an introductory course on Intervention Mapping. All registrants will receive a copy of the book. This course is for both researchers and non-researchers interested in the evaluation of program interventions. After two days, you will have a basic knowledge of intervention mapping tools and be able to engage in project-based intervention mapping. For details click here.

August 25-29, 2008: Vancouver, BC. 26th International System Safety Conference. The ISSC 2008 conference will provide evidence-informed, practical knowledge about how best to integrate new knowledge and practical applications of recent thinking about methods to achieve enhanced safety. The conference features opinion leaders from the fields of high reliability, resilience engineering and human factors including Richard Cook, a physician, educator, and researcher at the University of Chicago. The conference usually draws people from risk critical industries, such as aviation, the petro-chemical and nuclear power industries, and the military; and has increasingly been introducing themes of specific interest to health care. For details click here.

October 17, 2008: Toronto, ON - 8th Annual Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit (KLARU) Conference “Connecting Research and Clinical Care: Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Settings”. Attendees will be updated on recent advances of safety improvements as well as practical applications for long-term care providers to take back to their organizations to implement best practices. For more information, click here.

February 19-22, 2009: Victoria, BC. Revolutionizing Healthcare with Informatics: From Research to Practice. Information technology affects nearly every aspect of healthcare today. Health information systems are seen by many as the critical element in improving and modernizing healthcare in Canada and internationally. In order to achieve this potential there will need to be a stronger bridge between research and practice in order to solve complex healthcare problems using technology and to develop best practices based on proven results. Deadline for submission of abstracts is June 30, 2008. For details click here.

For our complete list of conferences and events go here.

Ontario Hospital Association conferences www.OHA.com/conferences

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario conferences click here.

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AWARDS
Five University of Ottawa researchers receive Canada Research Chairs.
1. Paul Corkum has uncovered a new source of light and innovative means of observing and controlling molecules, atoms and even subatomic particles, could spawn new materials and tools in the health-care sector.
2. Dr. Kumanan Wilson focuses on illness-prevention plans and emergency management, but also offers advice on challenges facing our society, such as an aging population and the need to prepare for potential pandemics.
3. Michael Rudnicki could revolutionize the treatment of degenerative diseases like muscular dystrophy.
4. Hai-Ying Mary Cheng understands how the "internal" clock can contribute to health problems, in particular sleep and mood disorders and even certain types of cancer and could bring about innovative ways to treat these potentially devastating diseases.
5. Jean-François Couture will shed more light on the functioning of blood cells and the circuits that control it.

Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe York (CTN) will receive the Rotman Award in Paediatric Home Care. This award will help CTN expand its highly successful services delivery model for children with multiple needs in York Region and Simcoe County.


CAREERS: sent to +40,000 people including Canada’s student nurses.
Manager, Inpatient Surgery, Church Site - Humber River Regional Hosptal, Toronto. ON
Program Manager - BC Children’s Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Vancouver, BC
Quality Improvement Coordinator - QIIP, Toronto and Hamilton, ON
ALC Strategy Leader - Mississauga Halton LHIN
Chief Executive Officer - Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg ON
VP, Strategic Information & Performance Systems - William Osler Health Centre, Brampton ON
Director, Decision Support - Bluewater Health, Sarnia, ON
Project Lead, Primary Health Care Information (Reporting) - CIHI
Program Manager, Emergency Department - University Hospital, London, ON
Coordinator, Clinical Neurosciences - University Hospital, London, ON
Executive Director – UBC Centre for Health Care Management – Vancouver, BC
Vice President, Corporate Services - Bluewater Health, Sarnia-Lambton, ON
Patient Care Manager –Neurological Support Program - Toronto Grace, Toronto, ON
Junior Web Administrator - Longwoods Publishing, Toronto, ON
Registered Nurses, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Nurse/Program Manager, Acute Rehabilitation - Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Vancouver, BC
Project Leader Position - OHAfrica, Lesotho, Africa
HIV Program Developer - OHAfrica, Lesotho, Africa
Chief Operating Officer, North East HSDA, Northern Health, Prince George, BC
Director of Communication, Northern Health, Prince George, BC
Director, Monitoring and Analysis - The Health Council of Canada
Marketing Manager, Healthcare - RIM, Waterloo, ON
Director, Medical Affairs, Fraser Health - Fraser Health, Surrey BC
Perinatal Nurse Consultant - Neonatal Focus, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC
Perinatal Nurse Consultant - Perinatal Focus, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC
Doctors Without Borders - Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers
Student Nurse Burseries - Northwest Territories Health and Social Services
Nursing & Leadership Opportunities with the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC
Career Opportunities at Courtyard Group
Career Opportunities at Strata Health
Career Opportunities at London Health Sciences
Career Opportunities in the Northwest Territories
Career Opportunities at Hamilton Health Sciences
Career Opportunities at Capital Health Edmonton
Career Opportunities at Vancouver Coastal Health
Career Opportunities at Vancouver Island Health Authority
Career Opportunities at Fraser Health
Nursing Leadership Careers (PDF)

Visit our portal of more than 60 participating healthcare recruitment centres
[Send your career opportunities to Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com]


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