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"In the 1980s, every hospital in Canada had its own board. There were hundreds of them; there were 400 in Saskatchewan alone." Tom Closson writes about The Goldilocks Principle and Canadian healthcare system governance


Ghostbusting Series I – Synthesis: Implementing Leadership in Healthcare: Guiding Principles and a New Mindset

Off the Cuff

Five hospitals in Southern Ontario to be permanently closed; replaced with a new acute-care centre

Long Term Care Employees who felt they worked in a loving, caring culture reported higher levels of satisfaction and teamwork; directly  affecting client outcomes, including improved patient mood, quality of life, satisfaction, and fewer trips to the ER. 

Register here for the next Breakfast with the Chiefs. Includes a brief brief on ICD.D.

Challenging health providers across Canada to connect digitally with their patients and each other. Who’s on first?

Share your story! The Mental Health Commission of Canada wants to know how employers are using the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Please take five minutes to share your experience: Psychological Health and Safety in your Workplace

Quebec: New Health Reform Analysis (HRA) | January 2014

A search for “Trend” on provides lots of results. We can go to other sites as well but as long as Longwoods provides good ones – let’s stick with that. One trend a week. Well maybe two occasionally. Here is the first one: A Trend Analysis from Edmonton, Canada identified a decrease in the overall wait time year over year, and improvement in the number of referrals that are accepted the first time.

Are you hacking? Do you want to tie in to fellow hackers, share your successes and your failures? Register your name with Longwoods here: and stay tuned. is a 17 year old website. The word “hack” or its derivatives appears five times. Let’s see what happens over the next year.

CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year and Rising Star Awards (Presented at CAHSPR 2014 Conference) - Application deadlines: February 14, 2014

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Factors Influencing Motivation and Retention of Primary Healthcare Workers in the Rural Areas of Oyo State, Nigeria




  • Frank Markel to Executive Director of CAHSPR/ACRSPS, Toronto, ON
  • Frank Markel to Senior Fellow of IHPME, Toronto, ON
  • Sue Matthews to CEO of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Shirlee Sharkey appointed to Chair of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC), Toronto, ON
  • Dale Kenney retires as President & CEO of Providence Care, Kingston, ON
  • Dr. Constance LeBlanc to Acting Vice President, Education, The Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Valerie McMurtry to President, Children’s Aid Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Vivien Suttorp to temporary Medical Officer of Health, Medicine Hat, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
  • Sanjay Cherian to Vice President, Pharmacy Transformation, Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto, ON
  • Ken Cranston to Board, Cancercare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

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