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"Beware any study that measures "Likes" and correlates them to anything of significance" - Neil Seeman writes about the folly of measuring hospital quality by analyzing Facebook "Likes"


Winds of Change and Gathering Storms  - Hugh MacLeod with Sheila Jarvis … Focus: the changing Canadian healthcare landscape.

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370 hospitals have reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved patient health by incorporating sustainability initiatives into their business models. Find out more in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative 2012 Milestone Report

Breakfast with the Chiefs in Edmonton - Come see Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, reveal the story of clinical excellence with lessons learned for Alberta Health. Register here.

Hospitals slow to learn from own mistakes: Only a tiny fraction of medical errors are reported

Extending your EHR investment: Electronic health record (EHR) use has reached critical mass in Canada and EHR has now become an essential part of a medical practice. 

Ways & Means to Make Health Links Work: May 15, 2013 - Register Now
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, ArjoHuntleighCFHI, Clarity Health Journal, and PatientOrderSets. Questions?  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
Partnership and Measurement: The Promise, Practice and Theory of a Successful Health Social Networking Strategy

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Healthcare Policy
World Health and Population



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  • Jane McMullan to Board of Directors, William Osler Health System, Etobicoke, ON
  • Jinnie Bradshaw, C.M., B.A. to Council Member, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Vancouver, BC
  • Ene Underwood to CEO, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, ON
  • Wendy Strugnell to Acting Vice President, People and Organization Developmen, Fraser Health, Surrey, BC
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