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"Healthcare is unsafe and outcomes are poor. But there is no single measure of a doctor’s or hospital’s quality that will fix those problems."  Scott Wallace, a visiting professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.


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Specialist Wait Times
More specialists per 100,000 Canadians equals longer wait times.
29% of patients waited more than 2 months to see a specialist
11% waited 3 months or longer in 2003 – 17% in 2013
91 specialists per 100,000 Canadians in 2003  – 108 in 2013

Doctors make charter challenge on right to refuse care on religious grounds

Assembly of First Nations to Host National Mental Wellness Policy Forum tomorrow

Doctors team up with hackers to improve healthcare in Ontario

Canadian Nurses Association disappointed with short-sighted Respect for Communities Act

Nine Ontario healthcare organizations selected to join the ranks of RNAO's Best Practice Spotlight program to advance excellence in patient care

Join the Hacking Health Design Challenge Over 8 weeks, healthcare experts, designers, developers, engineers, patients, and mentors will collaborate and co-create solutions and digital health prototypes to pressing healthcare challenges. 

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

A full version of the Ontario Government’s Progress Report (2014) for Healthcare

Longwoods' Events

Breakfast with the Chiefs - Register here - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Interview: Dr. Michael Guerriere in conversation with Deputy Minister Dr. Robert Bell
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National Telemedicine Conference – April 27-28, 2015. Evolving the Future of Healthcare Delivery in Canada. Clinician-led case studies from across the country will provide hands-on, practical advice on how to plan, implement and manage Telemedicine programs.

Mental Health in the Hospital Setting Conference – Toronto, May 21-22, 2015. Effectively assessing and managing the continuing care of mental health patients in hospitals across Canada.

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March 26-27, 2015: Vancouver, BC. Canadian Obstetrical Malpractice Conference
March 27, 2015: Victoria, BC. Transforming Healthcare, Improving Care: Technology Showcase
April 7, 2015: Online: eHealth Systems 101: Essential Concepts
April 9, 2015: Online: Introduction to Terminology Services
April 18-21, 2015: Vancouver, BC. GE3LS & Health Services and Policy Research Conference
April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual Conference
April 21 & 28, 2015: Online: Essentials of Healthcare Organization Change Management
April 24-25, 2015: Vancouver, BC. Thriving in Complexity: Physicians Enabling Transformational Change
April 27-28, 2015:  Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual National Telemedicine Conference
April 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual Activity Based Funding Conference
April 30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual National Patient Relations Conference
May 7, 2015: Toronto, ON. MaRS HealthKick 2015
May 13-14, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual e-Medication Management Conference 
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 21-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Managing Mental Health in the Hospital Setting Conference
May 26-28, 2015: Montreal, QC. CAHSPR Conference
May 26-27, 2015: Dartmouth, NS. The Atlantic Learning Exchange 2015
May 26-29, 2015: Ottawa, ON and Online. The Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course
May 27-29, 2015: Toronto, ON. OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2015 Conference
May 27-29, 2015: Toronto ON. Achieving Excellence Together
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
June 9-10, 2015: Halifax, NS. 2nd Annual Emergency Department Management Conference
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference
June 15-19, 2015: Toronto, ON. Equipping community health system leaders for the future
September  29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. PSEP – Canada Become a Patient Safety Trainer Conference
October 26-30, 2015: Across Canada. Canadian Patient Safety Week
October 28-30, 2015: Online. Canada’s Virtual Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


  • Frank Techar to Chair, Board of Directors, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Michael J. Norris, Outgoing Chair, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Ron Sapsford to step down as CEO of the Ontario Medical Association Medical Forum, Toronto, ON 
  • Jeff Watson to Chair of Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Toronto, ON
  • Ed Dybka to President and CEO of AstraZeneca Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON
  • Joseph Lo to President, Medisys, Toronto, ON

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