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 "Why should healthcare be different for different people depending on where they live?" Janet Knox, chief executive officer of the new Nova Scotia health authority


Home Care Recipients: Handy, Obliging, Persistent, Engaged (HOPE) by Marilyn MacDonald and Hugh MacLeod. Focus: Personalization of Home Care.

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Life according to Crystal - Crystal Chin can’t remember a time when therapy wasn’t a constant in her childhood. Crystal has profound insights about growing up with a disability in a culture that values normalcy.

Foreign patients = revenue for hospitals? (Video)

Measles cases haven’t swayed Canadian anti-vaxxers, survey finds

COACH, Canada's Health Informatics Association, is looking for a Chief Executive Officer.

Remembering Dr. Cy Frank, CEO of Alberta Innovates - August 3, 1949 to March 5, 2015.
Published content on authored in whole or part by Dr. Cy Frank:

CAHSPR Conference: Learning from Each Other: Across disciplines, jurisdictions and generations

Coffee is good for you, true or false? TRUE!, oh no wait, FALSE, huh?
Histopathologists find out the medical cause of natural deaths, rather than if someone died unnaturally, which is for a forensic pathologist to work out.

Healthcare providers may not follow best practices because they are busy, distracted by other patient issues or there are too many things to remember. Ideas for improvement can be found on page 26 of this report.

Last Week in Healthcare History
March 1, 1875: An eleven room house in downtown Toronto becomes first site for The Hospital of Sick Children
March 3, 1921: Drs. Banting and Best officially announce discovery of insulin.
March 7, 1949: Polio confirmed at the shores of Hudson Bay

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Video: Why Canada's Healthcare System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century with Jeffrey Simpson

National Telemedicine Conference – April 27-28, 2015. Evolving the Future of Healthcare Delivery in Canada. Clinician-led case studies from across the country will provide hands-on, practical advice on how to plan, implement and manage Telemedicine programs.

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March 23-24, 2015: Toronto, ON. Canadian Hip Fracture Management Conference 
March 26-27, 2015: Vancouver, BC. Canadian Obstetrical Malpractice Conference
March 27, 2015: Victoria, BC. Transforming Healthcare, Improving Care: Technology Showcase
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 27-28, 2015:  Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual National Telemedicine Conference
April 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual Activity Based Funding Conference
April 30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual National Patient Relations Conference
May 7, 2015: Toronto, ON. MaRS HealthKick 2015
May 13-14, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual e-Medication Management Conference 
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 21-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Managing Mental Health in the Hospital Setting Conference
May 26-28, 2015: Montreal, QC. CAHSPR Conference
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, 2015: Toronto, 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
June 15-19, 2015: Toronto, ON. Equipping community health system leaders for the future
September  29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. PSEP – Canada Become a Patient Safety Trainer Conference      
October 26-30, 2015: Across Canada. Canadian Patient Safety Week
October 28-30, 2015: Online. Canada’s Virtual Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


  • Sarah Downey to President & CEO of Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Liliana Canadic to Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive, Georgian Bay General Hospital, ON
  • Silvie Crawford to EVP & CNE, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON
  • Lisa Bitonti-Bengert to Senior Manager, Health System Integration, Waterloo Wellington LHIN, Waterloo, ON
  • Benoît Morin to head of the Centre intégré universitaire de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Ouest de l'Île-de-Montréal, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Werner Oberholzer to Board, Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council, Saskatoon, SK
  • Cheryl Craig to Board, Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council, Saskatoon, SK
  • Tom Kishchuk to Board, Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council, Saskatoon, SK
  • Beth Vachon to Board, Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council, Saskatoon, SK
  • Dr. Bharat Chawala to Chief of Staff, Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, ON
  • Kelly Kuru to Director, Collaboration Services, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, ON
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