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Key reason for all being vaccinated!  Vaccinated WILL get COVID but dramatically less likely to be seriously ill, be hospitalized - preventing other needed care - or die. That means our hospitals can be there for all in need and our economy can rebound.
Kevin Smith, President and CEO, University Health Network


There’s an Opening for a New Sheriff in Town

Janet Davidson

There is almost no comparison one can make between our so-called health system and other health systems in the developed world wherein we are neither the top performer in quality nor overall system performance.

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Ontario could unveil plans for COVID-19 vaccination passports as early as Wednesday

Alberta to make COVID vaccine confirmation cards available but won't implement passport program

Facing onset of 4th wave of COVID-19 infections, Quebec to implement vaccine passport system

Manitoba broadens access to vaccine passport

Sask. to offer vaccine passport, booster shots for eligible populations

Vaccine Passports: How experts say B.C. can learn from Quebec’s mistakes

Federal election on Twitter
Expanding public health
 “for-profit long-term care…”
Healthcare workers: why is this election important to you?
COVID-19 in LTC homes
Liberal @liberal_party
Proof-of-vaccination fund
Finish the fight against COVID-19
Stronger healthcare system
 Quality healthcare…where you live
…stronger healthcare system
Better support for seniors
Invest in personal care workers…
Conservative @CPC_HQ
Mental Health Action plan
Why fix mental health
Investment in federal health transfers
Suicide prevention hotline
Mental health crisis in Canada
Securing mental health
Getting Canadians the help they need

Rotman School of Management announces the upcoming 16th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program. Application Deadline is October 4, 2021.

Technology and aging at home. The future of aging in place. 

More from the Longwoods Archives:

Top Articles accessed via LinkedIn*
  1. What Factors Impact Implementation of Critical Incident Disclosure in Ontario Hospitals: A Multiple-Case Study
  2. Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing for Cataract Surgery in Canada: The Case of the Kensington Eye Institute
  3. Lessons on COVID-19 from Home and Community: Perspectives of Nursing Leaders at All Levels
  4. Developing a Culture of Support to Advance and Accelerate Nursing Innovation 
  5. The Light at the End of the COVID-19 Tunnel
*Jan-Jul 2021


Longwoods Breakfast Series

The Longwoods Breakfast Series is a year of healthcare learning briefings. Each season we provide monthly educational sessions that provide invited leaders in healthcare the opportunity to share new ideas, policies and/or best practices with colleagues 

Speakers coming in the 2021/2022 season include:

  • Geoff Martha, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic and Neil Fraser, President, Medtronic Canada
  • Vivek Goel, Chair, Expert Advisory Group on the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy

Sign up here to be notified of dates and registration.

Click here to see videos of past speakers.

September 16, 2021
10:00AM - 10:45AM Eastern
Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute

Topic: Lessons for the development of effective health systems from Covid-19
Location: From the comfort of your own home or space via Zoom. Bring Your Own Breakfast.
Sponsors: Everbridge |  Healthcare Excellence Canada | Cerner | HIROC | LBCG

Register here


Healthcare Rounds

Keynote SpeakerDr. Bob Bell, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSE (hon)

Panel Discussion: moderated by  Lydia Lee, Partner, KPMG Canada

Register here - Registration Fee $0 (Enabled by our Sponsor, Workday)


Missed an event?

Watch How AI can Change the Future of Healthcare at Longwoods Breakfast Series, November 26, 2019

Dr. Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director, Global Health Practice, Accenture. Hosted at The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children. The transformative impact of AI will be felt in making healthcare more affordable and accessible not just more effective.

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Longwoods Breakfast Series: How AI can Change the Future of Healthcare

November 26, 2019. The transformative impact of AI will be felt in making healthcare more affordable and accessible not just more effective. With Dr. Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director, Global Health Practice, Accenture

Coming this September!

Building Post Pandemic Resilience in Healthcare: Nurses’ Perspectives

A limited podcast series on nursing during a pandemic. Conversations with health leaders and researchers hosted by Kathleen McMillan – a nurse leader with 50 + years in clinical practice, academia, administration and policy.


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Editor's Pick

Healthcare Qusrterly Vol. 24, No. 2, 2021

The Role of a Resilient Information Infrastructure in COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Ontario
Raquel Duchen, Carina Iskander, Hannah Chung, J. Michael Paterson, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Susan E. Bronskill, Laura Rosella and Astrid Guttmann

Developing an efficient and equitable COVID-19 vaccination strategy requires a resilient information infrastructure that provides timely data, which can be leveraged by the government, service providers, media and the public. 


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