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As we close the curtain on 2016, we would like to extend our warmest wishes to the entire Longwoods community.

Thank you to all the authors, readers, reviewers, editors, advisors, partners, librarians and advocates for your contributions to healthcare management communication and learning through Longwoods this past year.

Happy New Year, we look forward to 2017!


Those kinds of movies that celebrate hope, celebrate the possibility of a better life, that kind of thing, they’re needed all the time. But Christmas is a season dedicated to that feeling and need,” says Stephen “Skip” Dine Young, professor of psychology at Indiana’s Hanover College and author of Psychology at the Movies, agrees that watching sappy Christmas movies can be good for your mental well-being


If You’re Riding a Horse and It Dies …” A Commentary on Health System Transformation through Research Innovation
by Chris Power, President and CEO, of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute
If health services and policy research is to be a major driver of health system transformation, the conditions for creating that change platform need to be initiated today. The problems have been studied extensively. It’s time to stop talking and, together, take action.

Off The Cuff

Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador make deals with federal government on health

New Brunswick's healthcare deal weakens provincial bargaining position, hardens federal resolve

New Brunswick denounced for cutting side deal with Ottawa on health

New Brunswick secures $230M more for health care from Ottawa over 10 years

Creeping privatization is putting medicare at risk: McQuaig
Patients treated by female doctors more likely to leave hospital alive: Harvard study

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  Just Released! 

  Nursing Leadership Volume 29, Number 3

  Special Focus on Advanced Practice Nursing in Canada

Top 10 Articles Read in Nursing Leadership in 2016

  1. The Role of Nursing Leadership in Integrating Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in Healthcare Delivery in Canada
  2. Principles of Strengths-Based Nursing Leadership for Strengths-Based Nursing Care: A New Paradigm for Nursing and Healthcare for the 21st Century
  3. Professional Practice in Nursing: A Framework
  4. The Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Role in Canada
  5. Research: Evidence-based Nursing Practice: How to Get There from Here
  6. A Historical Overview of the Development of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles in Canada
  7. Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners: Title Confusion and Lack of Role Clarity
  8. Utilization of Nurse Practitioners to Increase Patient Access to Primary Healthcare in Canada – Thinking Outside the Box
  9. The Nursing Human Resource Planning Best Practice Toolkit: Creating a Best Practice Resource for Nursing Managers
  10. Innovation in Transformative Nursing Leadership: Nursing Informatics Competencies and Roles

 Most viewed Breakfast with the Chiefs video in 2016  - Changes to Ontario's Health System with Dr. Robert Bell. Part 1

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Patient Engagement – Catalyzing Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare 
-  Part of the challenge in designing successful healthcare systems arises from the obvious truth that effective healthcare at its heart relies on human interactions.  

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
From Theory to Practice: Implementing Value-Based Healthcare Around the World
Location: Auditorium, Lower concourse, MaRS Discovery District,, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Partners:Medtronic, MaRS
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Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
  • Danielle Martin, VP Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women's College Hospital and Maureen O'Neil, President and CEO, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Accreditation Canada
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
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A “Simple” Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Care Transitions for Frail Patients with Complex Health Conditions: Why Didn’t It Work as Expected?
David McNeil, Roger Strasser, Nancy Lightfoot and Raymond Pong
Transforming Regions into High-Performing Health Systems Toward the Triple Aim of Better Health, Better Care and Better Value for Canadians
Yves Bergevin, Bettina Habib, Keesa Elicksen-Jensen, Stephen Samis, Jean Rochon, Jean-Louis Denis and Denis Roy
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Designing Integrated Approaches to Support People with Multimorbidity: Key Messages from Systematic Reviews, Health System Leaders and Citizens
Michael G. Wilson, John N. Lavis and Francois-Pierre Gauvin
Nursing Leadership
Implementation of an Electronic Data Collection Tool to Monitor Nursing-sensitive Indicators in a Large Academic Health Sciences Centre Short Title: Nurse-sensitive Indicators
Chantal Backman, Saskia Vanderloo, Kathy Momtahan, Barb d'Entremont, Lisa Freeman, Lynn Kachuik, Dianne Rossy, Toba B. Miller, Naghmeh Mojaverian, Ginette Lemire-Rodger and Alan J. Forster
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Improving Access to Care among Underserved Populations: The Role of Health Workforce Data in Health Workforce Policy, Planning and Practice
Jennifer Wesson, Pamela McQuide, Claire Viadro, Maritza Titus, Norbert Forster, Daren Trudeau and Maureen Corbett



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  • Roxane Pothakos to Nursing Simulation Facilitator, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Jim Atkinson to Chief Growth Officer, Caredove, Toronto, ON
  • Stacey Daub to President and CEO, Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, ON
  • Jacqueline Lake Kavanagh to Child and Youth Advocate, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL
  • Antonio Caycedo, Health Sciences North (HSN) Surgeon, named one of Canada’s Most Influential Hispanics, Toronto, ON
  • Aasif Khakoo to  Executive Director (Acting), Bridgepoint Family Health Team, Toronto, ON


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