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Off the Cuff

Half of Dr. Oz’s advice is baseless or wrong, Canadian researchers find

A Year in Review: Minister Ambrose Reflects On Important Achievements of the Health Portfolio in 2014

Small Changes Big Impact: Frontline healthcare staff develop a take-charge approach to improving safety in their own facilities

Risky Business: BLG Sees Cyber Risks Underlining Challenges To Canadian Businesses

Who was the most fascinating individual from the Canadian healthcare system in 2014? Write

Top Five Health and Healthcare News items for 2014

  1. Five Hospitals in Southern Ontario to Be Permanently Closed; Replaced with a New Acute-Care Centre
  2. Hamilton Health Sciences CEO tops 'sunshine list' of area's 6-figure earners
  3. North York General Hospital unveils new Medical Imaging Facility and celebrates the impact of community philanthropy
  4. How can we take nurses seriously when they are dressed in pyjamas?’: New push to re-formalize nurses attire
  5. Alberta Health Services announces new CEO

Top Ten Busiest Countries on in 2014

  1. Canada
  2. United States
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Australia
  5. India
  6. Philippines
  7. Brazil
  8. Malaysia
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. New Zealand

Last Week in Healthcare History
December 21, 1968: Minister Allan MacEachen’s Medical Care Act passes in Parliament.

Longwoods' Events

Breakfast with the Chiefs – January 22, 2015
Dr. Jack Kitts, Dr. Barry McLellan, Dr. Kevin Smith and Leslee Thompson
Can innovation (1) improve care for patients (2) strengthen the healthcare system and (3) save money?
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Sponsored by Cerner CanadaPwCOrion HealthNational Research CorporationHIROCCanadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, and Rotman School of Management

Ways & Means: Health Links – REGISTER NOWFebruary 11, 2015. Ministries report. Patients reflect. Providers enlighten. Experts analyse. An interactive conference to define the opportunities and consider the possibilities to better care.

Join our Chairs:
Dr. Danielle Martin, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women’s College Hospital and
Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital.
Sponsored by: RelayHealthIBMCovidien and HIROC
More Information here.

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Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Opinions: Patient-Centred Care Problems

Let's All Go to the PROM: The Case for Routine Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in Canadian Healthcare

Healthcare Policy
"Where Do We Go from Here?" Health System Frustrations Expressed by Patients with Multimorbidity, Their Caregivers and Family Physicians

Nursing Leadership
Achieving Patient-Centred Care: A Reality Check

World Health and Population
Does Health Insurance Ensure Equitable Health Outcomes? An Analysis of Hospital Services Usage in Urban India



January 20, 2015: Webinar. Managing Multimorbidities
January 28, 2015: Webinar. Analyzing Data Over Time for Quality Improvement
February 5, 2015: Toronto, ON. Perspectives in Competency Assessment April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual Conference
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 26-27, 2015: Dartmouth, NS. The Atlantic Learning Exchange 2015
May 26-29, 2015: Ottawa, ON and Online. The Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015.
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference


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