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Physicians will leave ... because they’ll see Canada as not very attractive. Particularly in Ontario ... Why do we want to stay here and be public enemy number one?” Ray Foley, executive director of the Ontario Association of Radiologists, predicting thousands of doctors could leave for U.S. over new federal tax hikes


Emotional Courage: Reversing Gravitational Pulls That Subvert Real System Change by Hugh MacLeod
Why it is difficult to have performance improvement changes in healthcare notwithstanding the availability of financial firepower, requisite skills, influence and determination? The answer is a know-do gap ~ the significant difference between knowledge on leadership and what the leaders do.

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Book Launch tomorrow morning - Patient Engagement: Catalyzing Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare

With G. Ross Baker, Maria Judd and Christine Maika

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Some doctors have tax complaint – but they’re off-base - André Picard

Doctors ramping up potential job action

Federal Liberals eye tax on private health and dental plans, a move that would take in about $2.9B

Liberals face revolt if proposed health tax used to pay down their own burgeoning deficits
Vancouver doctor pens letter to patients asking for cash to help him retire with regular contributions
Canada needs 'defined model' of universal pharmacare, citizen panel urges

Family Caregiver stress peaks during the holiday season

Ottawa to regulate 6 chemicals used to make fentanyl 

Longwoods Radio: The Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research: Knowledge Translation with Indigenous Communities

Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Lost in Maps: Regionalization and Indigenous Health Services

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 
G. Ross Baker, Patricia O'Connor, Petrina McGrath and Maria Judd

Topic: Patient Engagement - Catalyzing Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare
Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Sponsors:  CFHI, and SickKids
Register here. This event is open to the public, anyone can register for free.

Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
Danielle Martin, VP Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women's College Hospital and Maureen O'Neil, President and CEO, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
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  • Carey Lucki, to Chief Executive Officer, Circle of Care and Vice President, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON
  • Steven J.Hoffman to Scientific Director, CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health, Ottawa, ON
  • Pamela Fralick to President, Innovative Medicines Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Shane Sabatino to President of TELUS Sourcing Solutions (TSSI), Edmonton, AB
  • Barbara Jones to Director, Nursing Innovation, at the Registered Practical Nurses Association (RPNAO) of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • William Adair received Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for leading the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario for 20 years.
  • Richard James Armstrong received Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for founding the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs.
  • Dr. Edward Brown received Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for developing the Ontario Telemedicine Network.
  • Robert Wendell Clarke received Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for developing A Caregiver’s Guide: A handbook about end-of-life care.
  • Sabina Nuti appointed to European Commission panel of independent experts working on “Effective Ways of Investing in Health”.
  • Mahsa Sadeghi to Manager, Surgical Performance Improvement, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Hakim Lakhani to Director Process Improvement, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA
  • Scott Wooder to Council, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Sara Simone to Senior Director, Education Program, Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, ON
  • Doug McGregor to Board Chair, Quinte Health Care, Belleville, ON
  • Jennifer Walker to Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Health, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
  • Kelly Burak to Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB


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