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“. . . sharing assets, insights and expenses benefits those who matter most… the patients who depend on the 7,000 staff members who care for them.” From merging and recruiting healthcare organizations, Lakeridge Health Corporation (LHC) and Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) 

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Resiliency – Time For a Conversation: What it is and why it is important to understand. From The Ghost of Healthcare Consciousness Series

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Alberta Salary and severance disclosure sets bar for openness. The Redford government reinforced its commitment to transparency and accountability today by putting its public service compensation disclosure policy into action.

Trudy Lieberman tells us that Canadians and Americans are misinformed about how each country's systems work and that both systems are more interested in constraining costs than providing care.

Ralph Nader points to 22 ways the Canadian healthcare system is better than Obamacare in the U.S.  

Breakfast with the Chiefs Review - Patient-centered care: Only words if patients are left in the dark by Dr Matthew Morgan
 
Save the date: June 19-21, 2014. 3-day Seminar on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution sponsored by the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Instructors include Kevin Tasa, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University and co-author of Essentials of Negotiation and Louise Lemieux-Charles, Professor, IHPME. Further details will follow.

BIG DATA is a Big Issue | Reserve the date now - March 25, 2014. Registration opening next week. Electronic health records and health information exchanges can serve to aggregate and share comprehensive patient records. As more information is aggregated into the patient record, including from online medical devices in the home, innovative clinical decision support and predictive analytics will emerge. To leverage this volume of data, Big Data technology and techniques will be essential.

Here from:
John P. Hoyt, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics
Lydia Lee, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, UHN
Dennis Giokas, Chief Technology Officer, Canada Health Infoway
Brent Diverty, Vice President, Programs, CIHI
A HIMSS Stage 7 Hospital
Avi Goldfarb, Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Business
Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer, University of Virginia Health System
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Healthcare-Associated Infections as Patient Safety Indicators
 
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Health Canada and the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Preliminary Analysis of the Historical Relationship
 
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Investing in Nursing Research in Practice Settings: A Blueprint for Building Capacity
 
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Balancing the Present and the Future: A Study of Contraceptive Use in Calcutta's Slums

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  • Margaret Moy Lum-Kwong to Sr. Manager, Aboriginal Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Virginia Wright to Chair in Paediatric Rehab, Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Ron Dupuis to Board Chair, Sudbury and District Health Unit, Sudbury, ON
  • Dr. Calvin Stiller to Board Chair, Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp, Toronto, ON
  • John Ruetz to President & CEO, Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Carolyn Baker, past president of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 

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