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Beyond the Tipping Point: Five Questions For Patient Engagement by Dr. Joshua Tepper and Hugh MacLeod. Exploring questions to effectively implement patient engagement

Do you like to write essays? Do you have a special interest in healthcare, human resources, innovation, new ideas and more For starters read this: Author Guidelines for Essays.  Everything is subject to editorial and the publishers review.

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From Theory to Practice: Implementing Value-Based Healthcare Around the World Breakfast with the Chiefs video with Medtronic Chairman and CEO, Omar Ishrak

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Launches Call for Innovations in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Good news, Valentine: Chocolate may be good for your heart

Variation in Heart Attack Mortality in Canada (2006) by Jacinth Tracey, Jennifer Zelmer, Maraki Merid and Audrey Boruvka

2016 Report on Health: Canada is failing our heart failure patients

Medication protocols not followed at nursing home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer worked

Health charities rebrand in effort to stay relevant, counter cynicism

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Practical Improvement Science in Health Care. Learn the skills and tools of improvement science to make positive changes in health, healthcare, and your daily life.
Remote consultation is quickly emerging as an effective solution for enhancing primary care access to specialist consult and improving provider-to-provider communication. The Specialist is Always In: Better patient care through remote consultation, a CFHI On-Call webinar March 8th.
Israel: A case study in national connectivity for better health


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Patient Engagement: Catalyzing Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare

Part of the challenge in designing successful healthcare systems arises from the obvious truth that effective healthcare at its heart relies on human interactions.
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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Monday, February 27, 2017
Dr. Robert Bell, Deputy Minister of Health & Long-Term Care, Ontario
Planning Local Healthcare is Best Done Locally
Location: University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management, Desautels Hall, 2nd Floor, South Building, 105 St. George Street. Toronto, ON
Sponsors: CFHICernerHIROCIBMLough BarnesNational Research, Novari Health,  PwCSantis Health and Rotman
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Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
  • Danielle Martin, VP Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women's College Hospital and Maureen O'Neil, President and CEO, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Accreditation Canada
  • Peter Pisters, President and CEO, University Health Network.
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