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Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn” by Robert G. Evans, The Undisciplined Economist (Healthcare Policy, 2014)
In 2010, Michelle Holmes, Wendy Chen and colleagues reported a significant negative correlation between aspirin use and breast cancer. Four years later, they noted that no randomized trials have been initiated to test this potentially important association. Why not? Pharmaceutical companies fund most drug research; there is no profit in aspirin


Health Quality in Canada: a cup half full by Anthony Fields (Essays, 2016)

We would expect Canada, as one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with per capita health expenditures among the highest of its peer countries, and cherishing a publicly funded health system, to shine at the forefront of health quality and health outcomes. But when we examine international benchmarking indicators, we find at best, middling performance in comparison to our peers among developed countries. 

Off the Cuff

Risk Management 2018. The Risk Register 2018 from HIROC lists Revenue and Funding (financial instability/decreased operating revenue) as the most frequent risk facing healthcare organizations. While Politics (political uncertainty / policy changes) has shown to be the highest rated risk. Review the HIROC infographic

Implementation of an Enterprise Risk-Management Program in a Community Teaching Hospital - Healthcare Quarterly, 2010 
A Novel Community-Based Model to Enhance Health Promotion, Risk Factor Management and Chronic Disease Prevention - Healthcare Quarterly, 2014 
Enhancing the Relationship Between Regulators and Their Profession - HealthcarePapers, 2017  
Building Safer Systems through Critical Occurrence Reviews - Healthcare Quarterly, 2010 
Medication Reconciliation in the Hospital: What, Why, Where, When, Who and How? - Healthcare Quarterly, 2012
Yes, Doctors, You Were Right. The Data Were Wrong: One Organization’s Data Quality Journey - Healthcare Quarterly, 2016

When was the last time you took Privacy training? Did you know more and more individuals are being fined vs. Institutions?

Toward a 21st Century Healthcare Ecosystem

Watch Dr. Peter W. Vaughan, Chair of Canada Health Infoway’s Board of Directors at Breakfast with the Chiefs, May 15, 2018

Trying to Put a Value on the Doctor-Patient Relationship: In its push for profits, the U.S. healthcare system has made it difficult for patients to get personal attention from doctors. But what if hands-on medicine actually saves money — and lives?

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Ed Brown
Wednesday June 6, 2018 - Toronto, ON
8:00am to 9:00am, join us for Breakfast at 7:30am
Dr. Edward Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
Topic: A Practical Guide to Disrupting Healthcare
Location: Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors:  CFHIMedtronicNRC HealthTELUS Health and Mount Sinai Hospital
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