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Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn” Robert G. Evans, The Undisciplined Economist


Blurring the Lines Between Research, Evaluation and Quality Improvement by CEO Dianne Finegood and Hugh MacLeod. What’s the difference between research, evaluation and quality improvement?  Is it artificial and old school thinking?

Off the Cuff

On February 26th, join Hon. Minster of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins for a full day discussing the future of Health Links in Ontario. Chaired by Doctor's Danielle Martin and Sacha Bhatia as we explore Levers of Change – Making it Happen; Patient Engagement; Merging with Social Services and more.

Sitting is the new smoking, and it’s time to quit: If you're too busy to be bored, Find time!
Health Workplaces for Health Workers in Canada | HealthcarePapers, Vol 7, SP, 2007
What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy?...Is it possible to be a fair boss to someone you’d avoid eating lunch with — or must you learn to like every member of your team?

Improving Quality and Performance in Ontario’s Cancer Services: Lessons for Constructing a Learning Healthcare System

What can we learn from The Monkey and the Camel

Just Released!

Healthcare Policy Vol. 10, No. 2

Last Week in Healthcare History
January 18, 1945: Brantford ON becomes the third city in the world to add fluoride to its drinking water.
January 19, 1943: Maternity ward at Ottawa Civic Hospital declared "extraterritorial" to accommodate the birth Princess Margriet, allowing her to maintain her Dutch nationality.

Longwoods' Events

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.

Breakfast with the Chiefs - Register here - Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Stronger Together - Cancer Care Ontario’s focus on QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND PARTNERSHIP puts patients and the public at the centre
Speakers: Michael Sherar, Dr. Catherine Zahn and Adalsteinn D. Brown

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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Healthcare Quarterly
The Safety at Home Study: An Evidence Base for Policy and Practice Change 

Can Routine Collection of Patient Reported Outcome Data Actually Improve Person-Centered Health?

Healthcare Policy
Choosing Your Partner for the PROM: A Review of Evidence on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Use in Primary and Community Care

Nursing Leadership
An Exploration of Patient Satisfaction in a Nurse Practitioner–Led Clinic

World Health and Population
Guest Editorial: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): A Global Policy Paradox



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 24, 2015: Whitby ON. Ontario Shoes Research Day
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
April 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual Activity Based Funding 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 27-29, 2015Toronto, ON. OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2015 Conference
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference


  • Margaret Beatty, President & CEO Temiskaming Hospital, cross appointed to Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) - Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON and Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON.
  • Russell Williams to Chair, TVN Board of Directors, Kingston, ON
  • Dale Clement to CEO, Waterloo Wellington CCAC, Waterloo, ON
  • Dr. Sabrina Wong to Interim Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Connie Free to Interim CEO, Algoma Public Health, Wawa, ON
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