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We need to work to link all the health care providers in a given geographic area who are providing care to individuals in that top 1 per cent or top 5 per cent. So that primary care docs know when their patients are getting care elsewhere – in the hospital, from a specialist, from home care.  So that all the providers have the same information about a patient:  what medications they are on, what tests they have had, and what those results are.”
The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Join us as we bring together key stakeholders from across Ontario to explore the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s primary care initiative Health Links. Register here.


Can an Organization Grow If Its People Are Not Connected? - Hugh MacLeod and Vickie Kaminski. Focus: Everywhere we have versions of Matrix Organizations - what to watch for

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C-suite in Canada in for a Major Overhaul

Healthcare is laced with Overachievers . . . See who you know from these characteristics

Ways & Means to Make Health Links Work: May 15, 2013 - Registration now open
Hon. Deb Matthews will join 300 key participants with Ministry leaders: Helen Angus, and Leslee Thompson plus Will Falk and twenty more exclusive, hand-picked, creative and thoughtful thinkers, builders, managers, clinicians and analysts working tirelessly on Health Links. See, hear and explore the ways and means they are applying to make it work. Supported by IBM CanadaMcKesson CanadaAstellas,  NexJ Systems, ArjoHuntleigh, and CFHI. To be kept up-to-date please contact Sarah Lieberman at For sponsorship information please contact Matt Hart at

Which way to quality? A variety of strategies are used to drive quality improvement across Canada. This Health Council report reveals insights from senior health leaders on emerging opportunities, common challenges, and the key ingredients for pursuing system-wide quality improvement.

Healthcare Quarterly
Making Sense of Health Rankings

Chartbook: Shining a Light on the Quality of Healthcare in Canada

Nursing Leadership
Using Quality Indicators to Evaluate the Effect of Implementing an Enhanced Collaborative Care Model among a Community, Primary Healthcare Practice Population

Healthcare Policy
Indicator Madness: A Cautionary Reflection on the Use of Indicators in Healthcare
Commentary: Indicators with a Purpose - Meaningful Performance Measurement and the Importance of Strategy

World Health and Population
Multiple Forces Working in Unison: The Case of Rapid Improvement of Vital Statistics in South Africa Post-1996



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