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"The OMA argument is that pay raises should come before patients and we can't agree ...We are talking only about physician compensation in this agreement, not patient services or quality of care."  Ontario Health Minister, Eric Hoskins 


Getting a Grip on Complexity: Professor Ron Lindstrom and Hugh Macleod
Focus: Understanding complexity, obstacles and solutions. Getting past the compulsion to make the complex be simple

Off the Cuff

Most instances of the Canadian healthcare system hurting rather than healing patients are not even reported by staff internally

In 2004, Ross Baker and Peter Norton reported on the Canadian Adverse Events Study; 10 years later Ross Baker and others reflect on accomplishments and make plans for the future of Patient Safety

Why implementing health reform in Canada remains a challenge

Building better healthcare: Policy opportunities for Ontario (Video) Roger Martin at Breakfast with the Chiefs

From Chaos to Quality Care: Selections from an Interview with Jack Kitts

Dan Levitt on The David Berner Show. The episode focused on seniors, dementia and eldercare

Just released! Healthcare Quarterly 17.3

Special Focus on Family Caregiving

Last Week in Healthcare History
Jan 11, 1922
- First ever successful treatment for diabetes using insulin is performed at Toronto General Hospital
Jan 12, 1644 - Jeanne Mance founds Hotel Dieu Hospital in Montreal

Longwoods' Events

Breakfast with the Chiefs – January 22, 2015
Dr. Jack Kitts, Dr. Barry McLellan, Dr. Kevin Smith and Leslee Thompson; moderated by Brian Golden
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

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Ways & Means: Health Links – Click here to register – February 26, 2015Ministries report. Patients reflect. Providers enlighten. Experts analyse. An interactive conference to define the opportunities and consider the possibilities to better care.

Join our Chairs:
Join Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Sacha Bhatia as we explore the future of Ontario’s Health Links program. Levers of Change – Making it Happen; Patient Engagement; Merging with Social Services and more. 
The Honourable Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins and Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Robert Bell will be joined by a group of exclusive, hand-picked, creative and thoughtful thinkers, providers and analysts including: Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya, Lee Fairclough, Will Falk, Dr. Timothy Ferris, Brian Golden, Stephanie Greco, Nancy Kennedy, Dr. Darren Larsen, Lisa Priest, Dr. Samir K. Sinha, Dr. Joshua Tepper and Dr. Jeff Turnbull
Sponsored by: RelayHealthIBMCovidien and HIROC
More Information here.

Would you like to sign up your institution to become a Public Institution HealthcareBoard member and have unlimited number of your staff and board members attend a season of Breakfast with the Chiefs and receive discounts to HealthcareRounds? Contact Matthew Hart -

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Caring for Caregivers: Facing up to Tough Challenges

An Evidence-Based Policy Prescription for an Aging Population

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Inadequate Performance Measures Affecting Practices, Organizations and Outcomes of Ontario’s Family Health Teams

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Moving Knowledge to Action: A Qualitative Study of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship Program

World Health and Population
National Responses to HIV/AIDS and Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries: Analysis of Strategic Parallels and Differences



January 28, 2015: Webinar. Analyzing Data Over Time for Quality Improvement
January 29, 2015: Online: Healthcare Analytics: Advanced Healthcare Performance Measurement
February 3, 10 & 17, 2015: Online: ePrivacy Essentials
February 5, 2015: Toronto, ON. Perspectives in Competency Assessment
February 23-28, 2015: Toronto, ON. Advanced Health Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management
February 25-26, 2015: Vancouver, BC. National Canadian Forensic Nursing Conference
February 26, 2015: Toronto, ON. Ways and Means: Health Links
March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015: Online: Health Informatics Bootcamp 2
March 9-11, 2015: Toronto, ON. The Baycrest Rotman Research Institute Conference – 25 Years of Brain and Aging
April 1 & 8, 2015: Online: Health Informatics Bootcamp 2
April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual Conference
April 24-25, 2015 - Vancouver, BC. Thriving in Complexity: Physicians Enabling Transformational Change
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


  • Tim Smith to Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, ON
  • Pamela Paulk to President of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Baltimore, MD
  • Wendy K. Hansson to Vice President, Community Integrated Health Services, Interior Health Region, Kelowna, BC
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