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"Crowe ... and Berg ... are nurses who always identify themselves as such in their stands against injustice and political ineptitude. Their voices are articulate and informed. They are role models for all of us." Dorothy Pringle tells us It's Time to Recognize Good Things.


Do We Honour The Contributions Made By Our Most Important Asset? - Hugh MacLeod with Judith Shamian with a focus on the health of healthcare employees

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In recognition of Nursing Week 2013 - The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership's Top Ten articles visited from April 2012 to April 2013

Just published: A Special Issue of Nursing Leadership outlining an exercise by London Health Sciences Centre that resulted in over 120 innovative continuous quality improvement (CQI) and safety initiatives across the organization.

Watch the Video: Reshaping Cancer Care Ontario with Data:  Michael Sherar, Neil Stuart and Rick Skinner at Breakfast with the Chiefs, April 24, 2013.

Physician Jailed For Innocent Coding Error

What does healthcare experience look like across Ontario today? The Change Foundation launches province-wide student photo contest with a question.

Riding the Third Rail: The Story of Ontario's Health Services Restructuring Commission, 1996-2000

Ways & Means to Make Health Links Work: May 15, 2013 - Register Now - Space is  Limited.
With the Hon. Deb Matthews, Deputy Minister Saad Rafi and Associate Deputy Minister Helen Angus + 300 key participants.

Registrants at the conference will be able to join an online social network: Create your own profile page and join the private social network as you follow and contribute to the development of Health Links. Interact with other members and find out automatically the people you need to meet onsite. Details at the conference. Register Now
Registrants will receive all presentation materials for their own use in their own Links. Additional briefings will come your way and a personal search service made available to you should you need some resources not so readily accessible.

HealthcarePapers: Conference participants will receive ongoing Links updates and reviews and analysis by experts + a copy of proceedings as presented by the editors of HealthcarePapers.
Conference video archive: A password-protected web video archive of the conference that lets you relive every moment -- made available soon after the conference.

Ways & Means to Make Health Links Work is 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
Developing an Institute of Medicine-Aligned Framework for Categorizing Primary Care Indicators for Quality Assessment

FLO: The Solution to Knowing but Not Doing

Nursing Leadership
Stemming the Flow of Canadian Nurse Migration to the US

Healthcare Policy
An Overview of Practice Facilitation Programs in Canada: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

World Health and Population
A Prescription for Improvement: A Short Survey to Identify Reasons behind Public Sector Pharmacists' Migration



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  • Francine Gendron to Executive Director, Myeloma Canada, Montreal, QC
  • Chris Dennis to Chief Operating Officer, Centric Health, Toronto, ON
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