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Just because I have a fitness app on my phone doesn’t make me an athlete.” Dr. Harry Greenspun – Senior Advisor, Healthcare Transformation and Technology at Deloitte

Social Media and the Medical Industry: A Whole New Sort of Healthcare Network, Healthcare Quarterly, July 2012.


Opioid-related deaths in Ontario jumped by a whopping 242 per cent over two decades, according to a study by ICES and St. Mike's. by Theresa Boyle,

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Patient Ratings of Overall Care and Likelihood to Recommend Ontario Hospitals

Fraser Institute economists found that over the last 10 years, the cost of public healthcare insurance for the average Canadian family has increased more than three times as fast as the cost of food

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Two University of Toronto health powerhouses unite to make a greater collective impact on public health

Dr. Bob Bell’s most current legacy: UHN Annual Report 2014

Ontarians: know your minister of health
Ontarians: know your deputy minister of health

Healthcare Trio Deal!

Last week Canadian Health History
June 30, 1915
: Army creates Hospital Commission to provide treatment to WWI wounded.
July 1, 1958: Provincial hospital plan goes into effect in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland
July 1, 1959: Provincial hospital plan goes into effect in New Brunswick
July 1, 1962: 90 percent of doctors of the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons go on strike.
July 1, 1968: National Medicare comes into affect across Canada.
July 2, 1962: Volunteer doctors provide emergency medical care in Saskatchewan.
July 2, 1991: Ontario Court of Appeal rules, psychiatrists cannot provide medication against wishes of patients; challenged by professionals and relatives of mentally ill.
July 2, 2003: WHO declares Toronto SARS free

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Jeffrey Simpson explores the options we have to grapple with this growing problem, including cuts in non-health-care spending, tax increases, various types of privatization, and finding savings within healthcare itself. Breakfast with the Chiefs, March 2013

Breakfast with the Chiefs - Fall 2104 starts with Richard Alvarez. Registration Is now open here

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  • Justine Jackson to the University Health Network’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto, ON
  • Philip Christoff, Director, Policy and Planning for the Ontario College of Family Physicians, Toronto, ON
  • Kim Storey to Director of Emergency and Patient Flow, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, ON
  • Mike Barron to President and Board Chair of the COACH 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors, Toronto, ON
  • Susan Anderson to the COACH 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors, Toronto, ON
  • Elizabeth Keller to the COACH 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors, Toronto, ON
  • Glenn Lanteigne to the COACH 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors, Toronto, ON
  • Jim Mickelson to the COACH 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors, Toronto, ON
  • Leon Salvail to Vice-President of the COACH 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Richard Cruess to Companion of the Order of Canada for his pioneering work in the field of medical professionalism, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Philip Branton to Officer of the Order of Canada for his leadership in developing a national cancer research framework, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Guy Breton to Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the field of medical radiology, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Donna Stewart to Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to women's health as a nationally renowned leader in the field., Toronto, ON
  • G. Raymond Chang to Officer of the Order of Canada for his achievements as a business leader and for his generosity in support of education, health care and entrepreneurship, Toronto, ON
  • Jim Leech to Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an innovator in pension management, for his writings on the subject of retirement funding, and for his community involvement, Toronto, ON
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