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... the analogy of the Ghost is helpful to get readers to see what Ghost they are holding”. Hugh MacLeod brings us a new spirit, the Ghost of Healthcare Consciousness, lifting up the voices of patients, care providers and managers. Look for the first essay in next Tuesday's eLetter


Turning the page on the health accords: Where do we go from here? by John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

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Angry Notes from a Canadian Living in America - (articulate and well versed in matters of policy) the potential for introducing a U.S. style of healthcare and insurance in Canada.

Across Canada partnerships are being discussed and pursued by governments who look to the private sector to help them.
US$30M  -  A Substantial, Long-Term Commitment to Canada from a Top-Tier American Venture Firm

Come hear Trudy Lieberman & André Picard’s Joint Perspective about The Future of Healthcare in North America: Is U.S.-Canada convergence in the cards? at the next Breakfast with the Chiefs. Friday, October 18, 2013, Toronto, ON

Save the date: the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario will speak at Breakfast with the Chiefs on October 30, 2013. Registration opening soon

Dr Donald Low - SARS crisis expert in Toronto dies at 68

SickKids appoints new President and CEO - Dr. Michael Apkon, Chief Medical Officer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Ask an expert about your brain health. From Baycrest and MaRS.

All the healthcare news (information, intelligence and hearsay) that’s fit to be read

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Dr Donald Low SARS crisis expert in Toronto dies at 68
Dr. Michael Apkon to President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, ON
Dr. Rene Shumak to Clinical Lead for the Mammography Quality Management Program, Toronto, ON
Sudha Kutty to Director of Knowledge Management at the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Dr. David Morgan to Clinical Lead, Colonoscopy, Quality Management Partnership, Toronto, ON
Bertrand Assamoi to Director, Implementation Division, Healthtech Consultants, Toronto, ON
Tammy Leach to Executive Director, Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA), Edmonton, AB
Heidi Brown to Account Executive at Perceptive Software
George Harris to Manager, Primary Care, Shared Care, Family Violence & Diversion Services, Alberta Health Services, Lethbridge, AB
Andrée Robichaud to Member-at-large, Medical Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Joel Parlow re-appointed to Head, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine, Queens University, Kingston, ON
Richard van Wylick to Director, Faculty Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queens University, Kingston, ON
Jodi Butts to Executive Director of Rise Asset Development, Toronto, ON
Ron Noble to Capital Planning, Redevelopment and Corporate Services, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON
Frank Scarpino to Board, ITAC Health, Mississauga, ON
Dr. Terri Paul re-appointed to Associate Dean, Learner Equity and Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Dr. David Henry to Professor and Sr. Advisor to the Dean, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Dr. Ross Upshur to Head of Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Dr. Gregory Czarnota to Chief of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON

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