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Back To The Future – What Have We Learned About Ourselves by Hugh MacLeod

Off the Cuff

Innovation: A new idea, device, or method:

How secure are you?
Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

Video now available: Consumers Can Help Prevent Harm from Opioid Use

Webinars from National Institutes of Health Informatics on eHealth Strategies and Healthcare Analytics available on demand until August 31, 2014

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Challenges met with strategies; see eLongwoods

Last week in Canadian Health History
August 10, 1658 - Construction complete at Hôtel Dieu Hospital in Quebec
August 11, 1960 - Medical Research Council of Canada is founded.
August 12, 1638 - Construction started at Hôtel Dieu Hospital in Quebec

Longwoods' Events

Upcoming Breakfast with the Chiefs:
September 11, 2014 with Richard Alvarez
September 17, 2014 with Dr. Stephen Duckett
October 22, 2014 with Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Danielle Martin. 
Registration Is now open here

Lessons from Alberta: the road less travelled - Dr. Stephen Duckett at Breakfast with the Chiefs, May 5, 2011

Would you like to sign up your institution to become a Public Institution HealthcareBoard member and have unlimited number of your staff and board members attend a season of Breakfast with the Chiefs and receive discounts to HealthcareRounds? Contact Matthew Hart -

We are scheduling Breakfast with the Chiefs speakers for our September – May 2015 season.  If you have any suggestions please email me:  Click here to review our past presenters – video captures of each presentation. Good way to while the time away while on vacation.

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 More | Add your conference


  • Dr. Larry Robinson to Chief, Rehabilitation Services, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Division Director, Physiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Shailesh Nadkarni to Vice President, Service and Operations, National Research Corporation Canada, Markham, ON
  • Jo-anne Marr to Chief Executive Officer, Central Community Care Access Centre, Newmarket, ON
  • Allen Rubin to President of the Board of Directors, Jewish General Hospital (JGH), Montreal QC
  • Frank Stramaglia to Director, Patient Access and Government Relations, Astellas, Mississauga, ON
  • Asim Masood to Joint Chief of Medical Information Officer, Central West, CCAC, William Osler Health System, Headwater Health Care, Brampton, ON
  • Sherri McCullough re-appointed to Board Chair, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, ON
  • Dr. Nadine Caron re-appointed to Governing Council, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Ottawa, ON

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