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"Although more and faster care was clearly the policy priority at the beginning of this century, the focus of efforts to improve quality has since expanded to include the technical quality (appropriateness and effectiveness) of care and, to a lesser degree, the extent to which this care is patient-centred." Adalsteinn Brown discusses The Challenge of Quality Improvement at the System Level in the latest special issue of Healthcare Quarterly  


A Paradox to be Outgrown: Moving From Doing Stuff to Providing True Value by Dr. Brendan Carr and Hugh Macleod. A shift on the expert side of the table. Have we become so scientific, mechanical and process driven that we missed what the customer values?

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Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II

Dr. Joshua Tepper is determined to improve Ontario's healthcare

Early Bird discount expires on Friday for the upcoming HealthcareRounds. Register Now:
February 11, 2015. Ways & Means: Health Links. Ministries report. Patients reflect. Providers enlighten. Experts analyse. An interactive conference to define the opportunities and consider the possibilities to better care.

Doctor, Shut up and Listen ...two out of every three patients are discharged from the hospital without even knowing their diagnosis.

HIROC Connection: Issue 34 Winter 2015

10 health IT trends for 2015

Healthcare Apps Keep German Software Developers in Good Shape 

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Just Released! Healthcare Quarterly, Volume 17 | Special Issue on Cancer Care Ontario. Free!

Last Week in Healthcare History
December 29, 1919:
 Sir William Osler dies at age 70
December 29, 1989: Canada becomes first country to ban smoking on all domestics airline flights.
December 29, 1992: BC Supreme Court denies terminally ill patient right to doctor assisted suicide.
January 1, 1959: National Hospital Insurance plan goes into effect in Ontario and Nova Scotia
January 1, 1961: National Hospital Insurance plan goes into effect in Quebec
January, 1, 1986: All tobacco advertising in newspapers and magazines banned.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs – January 22, 2015
Dr. Jack Kitts, Dr. Barry McLellan, Dr. Kevin Smith and Leslee Thompson
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Ways & Means: Health Links – REGISTER NOWFebruary 11, 2015. Ministries report. Patients reflect. Providers enlighten. Experts analyse. An interactive conference to define the opportunities and consider the possibilities to better care.

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January 20, 2015: Webinar. Managing Multimorbidities
January 28, 2015: Webinar. Analyzing Data Over Time for Quality Improvement
February 5, 2015: Toronto, ON. Perspectives in Competency Assessment April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual 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 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015.
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference


  • Roxane Pothakos to Pediatric RN Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Khalil Sultanem to Site Lead, Head and Neck Disease, Rossy Cancer Network, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Mark Eisenberg to Director of MD and PhD Program, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Gustava Turecki to Chair, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Matthew Gilmour to Scientific Director General, National Public Health Laboratories, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Catherine Zahn, CEO of CAMH to Member of the Order of Canada 
  • Lisa Brown, Executive Artistic Director and Founder of Workman Arts of CAMH, to Member of the Order of Canada 
  • Dr. Wendy Levinson, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto to Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Alba Dicenso, Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University to Member of the Order of Canada
  • Robyn Tamblyn, James McGill Professor - Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University to Member of the Order of Canada
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