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Dear Class of 2020

Dr. Danielle Martin

In January of 2017 Dr. Martin wrote an Open Letter to the physicians who would graduate from medical school in 2020. Among other things she told them, "The future of healthcare is defined not by a linear trajectory of “progress,” but by a series of competing tensions that our decision-makers will need to navigate. These tensions can only be resolved at the system level, and with your participation."

2019: Longwoods' Year in Review

Most watched videos of 2019

  1. Ontario Health with Helen Angus, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  2. How to Improve Safety and Quality in an Overburdened Health System with Dr. Kevin Smith, University Health Network
  3. Dementia Care: Current Challenges, Future Opportunities with Dr. Sudip Saha, Region of Peel
  4. Innovation. Inspiration. Integration: Co-Designing for Health and Wellbeing with Individuals and Communities 
  5. Health System Reform and Lessons from BC with Arden Krystal and Brendan Carr
Most read news items from 2019
  1. Search The Star’s Database of Ontario’s Top-Billing Doctors
  2. Ontario Health System Efficiency Act, 2019 Draft
  3. Dr. Bob Bell Retires as Ontario Deputy Health Minister
  4. The Ontario Sunshine List: Why Aren’t Ontario Doctors on it?
  5. Cancer Treatment Costs in Ontario have Increased Significantly over 10 Years
  6. Health Canada Tracking Down on Chemicals used to make Fentanyl
  7. Healthcare Collapse Predicted in Canada
  8. Former Barrie Physician Tells Story of Recovery from Fentanyl Addiction 
2019 Top 5 Topics Queried on
  1. Health Human Resources
  2. Access to Care
  3. Change Management
  4. Digital Health
  5. Healthcare Policy
Job Opportunities that drew the most interest in 2019
  1. Vice President Strategy, Integration and Partnerships
  2. Vice President Child Development and Community Services
  3. Director, Innovation and Integrated Care
  4. Program Director, Hospital Services
  5. Director, Transformation and Partnerships
Top Tweets for 2019
  1. Journal Alert: Healthcare Papers Choosing Wisely Canada 
  2. Breakfast with the Chiefs featuring Brendan Carr and Arden Krystal
  3. Paper Highlight: Mental Health is everyone’s business…
  4. Paper Highlight: For many HSPR trainees, a traditional academic career is no longer the end goal…
  5. Journal Alert: Healthcare Policy Training for Impact with Humber River Hospital 
Top Tweets for 2019
  1. Board of Directors – Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  2. Clinical Informatics Specialist – Joseph Brant Hospital
  3. VP, Performance Excellence and Information Services
  4. Manager, Information Systems, Kirkland Lake Hospital
  5. Manager, Microbiology, Mt. Sinai Hospital


Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
8.00 am to 9.00 am: Join us for breakfast at 7.30 am
Chris Power, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)

Topic: The Power of Partnership: Collaboration for Patient Safety Transformation in Canada
Location: Women's College Hospital, Auditorium, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: CFHI, CPSI, HIROC, HealthPro, LoughBarnes and Women's College Hospital

Register here

Stay Tuned for more Breakfast with the Chiefs:

  • Franklin Holtforster, CEO, Colliers Project Leaders
  • Susan Fitzpatrick, Interim CEO, Ontario Health
  • Jennifer Zelmer, President and CEO, CFHI
  • Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO, SE Health

Sign up here to be notified of dates and registration.
Click here to see videos of past speakers.

Submission Deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020.

Click here to download Submission Guidelines


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Editor's Pick

Journal cover

Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 22, No. 3, 2019

Innovation Procurement in Health Systems
Anne W. Snowdon, Renata Axler, Ryan DeForge, Melissa St. Pierre and Carol Kolga

The authors report on the implementation of three innovation procurement models in four Ontario healthcare organizations. These case studies provide evidence of the value and impact of innovation procurement approaches emerging from the four healthcare organizations


Canadian doctors refused to “stay in their lane” this year, advocating for national action on gun control, climate change and pharmacare in the lead up to the 2019 federal election. But within the profession, entrenched discrimination and poor working conditions remained major challenges. And looming physician shortages raised pressing questions about the future of health care in Canada - Health stories that mattered this year

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Attention Recruiters!!

The January Sale on Job Postings Starts January 2, 2020!


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