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Today’s consumers are accustomed to using their mobile devices to efficiently complete many everyday tasks, such as checking their bank balance, ordering a taxi, booking a restaurant reservation, or planning travel and accommodation. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many are starting to ask why their healthcare providers do not provide the same ubiquitous 24/7/365 service and convenience. 

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According to the US Department of Labor, in 2022 what occupations will be a good choice?

Last Week in Canadian Healthcare History
September 29, 2005: Supreme Court of Canada authorizes BC to sue cigarette companies for cost of treating smoking related illness.
October 1, 1959: Federal / Provincial hospital plan goes into effect in PEI.
October 2, 1883: Dr. Jennie Trout opens a women’s medical college in Kingston

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  • Janet Davidson to the board of The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), Ottawa, ON
  • Murray N. Ross to the board of The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), Ottawa, ON
  • Julie Hanigsberg to President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Margaret Keresteci to Executive Director, Engagement and Program Delivery, Ontario Medical Association, Toronto, ON
  • Karim Vassanji to Medical Compliance Systems Associate, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Markham, ON
  • Paul Faguy to Executive Director, OakMed Family Health Team, Oakville, ON
  • Ann Ford to Joint VP Facilities and Redevelopment, William Osler Health System, Brampton, ON, Headwaters Health Care, Orangeville, ON and Central West CCAC, Brampton, ON
  • Angela Zangari to Executive VP, Finance and Operations, Niagara Health System, St. Catharines, ON
  • Gerry Dearing to Executive Director, Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Huntsville, ON
  • Kathleen (Katie) Taylor to Chair of SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Rose M. Patten to Director, SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Michael Apkon to Director, SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Ajit Khanna to Director, SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Michael Medline to Director, SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Tom Noseworthy awarded the 2014 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research
  • Dr. Homer Chin-Nan Tien to Chief Medical Officer for Ornge, Toronto, ON
  • Ron Baruch as Chair of the Board of Governors of North York General Hospital Foundation, North York, ON
  • Patricia O’Connor, Director of Nursing and CNO at MUHC awarded the The CCHL Nursing Leadership award, sponsored by Baxter.
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