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Traditional suppliers … were of some value, but little. They couldn't help, they had nothing. Their answer was: You're on allocation, that's it.
Anne W. Snowdon and Michael Saunders
COVID-19, Workforce Autonomy and the Health Supply Chain (Healthcare Quarterly, 2021)


Keeping It Personal: In-Person Connection for Effective Knowledge Sharing in a Virtual World

Giovanni Salas

Now that a great number of people in the US and Canada have been vaccinated against COVID-19, organizations find themselves at a defining moment. The choices they make regarding if, when and how to bring their employees back to physical offices will have implications for how well they are able to work together to remain innovative and competitive.

Off the Cuff

University Health Network to fire unvaccinated employees by October 22nd

Vaccine mandates without teeth are just performative promises: André Picard

David Fisman resigns from Ontario's COVID-19 science table, alleges withholding of 'grim' fall projections

The vaccine procrastinators: Why some 20- to 29-year-olds aren't in a rush to get the jab

Before COVID-19, governments ignored warnings Public Health wasn't ready for a pandemic

'It could hit crisis levels': Pressure on Alberta emergency room capacity worsening, doctors say

More doctors suffering burnout throughout pandemic, OMA says

Stop the violence against healthcare workers

With September looming, parents across Canada call for pandemic-era safety measures and supports

As Delta spreads in Ontario, here’s what we know about the risks to kids, and how to limit them

More from the Longwoods Archives: Top Articles accessed via Facebook*

  1. Paramedics Have Untapped Potential to Address Social Determinants of Health in Canada
  2. Anti-Mask Protests and Racism: What Is the Link?
  3. In Their Own Words: What do Healthcare Workers Want from Their Organization during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
  4. COVID-19-Related Occupational Burnout and Moral Distress among Nurses: A Rapid Scoping Review
  5. New Data on Access to Mental Health and Addictions Services and Home and Community Care

*Jan-Jul 2021


Longwoods Breakfast Series

The Longwoods Breakfast Series is a year of healthcare learning briefings. Each season we provide monthly educational sessions that provide invited leaders in healthcare the opportunity to share new ideas, policies and/or best practices with colleagues 

Speakers coming in the 2021/2022 season include:

  • Kwame McKenzie, CEO, The Wellesley Institute
  • Geoff Martha, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic and Neil Fraser, President, Medtronic Canada
  • Vivek Goel, Chair, Expert Advisory Group on the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy

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Click here to see videos of past speakers.


Healthcare Rounds

Keynote SpeakerDr. Bob Bell, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSE (hon)

Panel Discussion: moderated by  Lydia Lee, Partner, KPMG Canada

Register here - Registration Fee $0 (Enabled by our Sponsor, Workday)

Missed an event?

Watch Dr. Mark Britnell, Global Chairman & Senior Partner, Healthcare, Government & Infrastructure, KPMG International, at Longwoods Breakfast Series, June 12, 2019: Human: Solving the Global Workforce Crisis in Healthcare 

By 2030, the world will be short of approximately 15 million health workers - a fifth of the workforce needed to keep healthcare systems going. Harnessing technology, how can we reimagine new models of care and workforce agility in ways that drive economic and human prosperity?

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Breakfast Series: Human: Solving the Global Workforce Crisis in Healthcare with Mark Britnell

June 4, 2019. By 2030, the world will be short of approximately 15 million health workers - a fifth of the workforce needed to keep healthcare systems going. Harnessing technology, how can we reimagine new models of care and workforce agility in ways that drive economic and human prosperity?

Coming this September!

Building Post Pandemic Resilience in Healthcare: Nurses’ Perspectives

A limited podcast series on nursing during a pandemic. Conversations with health leaders and researchers hosted by Kathleen McMillan – a nurse leader with 50 + years in clinical practice, academia, administration and policy.


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Editor's Pick

Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 24, No. 4, 2021

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health System Use in Canada
Alexey Dudevich and Jennifer Frood

Health system data compiled by the Canadian Institute for Health Information was used to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s healthcare system. Information was aggregated from four distinct sectors of care: emergency department visits, in-patient hospital stays, physician care and home care.


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