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"It's past time for the health professions to get into the water, pool their courage and resources and engage a modern Abraham Flexner to help them figure out what and how to change to meet the challenges of the digital revolution that is the hallmark of the 21st century."  Duncan G. Sinclair - It’s Time to Revisit Flexner


Open Letters
Leadership “inaction” or Leadership “in Action”—The Change Dilemma by Dr. Graham Dickson
The old adage that everyone wants change but no one wants to change is alive and well in Canadian healthcare. Governments call for transformation, yet are not willing to transform their own behaviour.

Off The Cuff

Is Public Health Ready to Participate in the Transformation of the Healthcare System?
Towards Reconciliation of Several Dualities in Physician Leadership
From Me to We and Back Again: Creating Health System Transformation through Authentic Collaboration within and beyond Nursing

Health System Transformation through Research Innovation
Building Canada's mental health hospital of the future: Announcing CAMH's hospital transformation partner

HealthcarePapers Vol. 16 Special Issue September 2016 : Health System Transformation through Research Innovation

Healthcare Quarterly |  Vol 17 No. 2 2014 : Special Focus On Lean In Healthcare

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Canadian docs say they've discovered a new way to beat superbugs – for now

These 12 superbugs — including ‘nightmare bacteria’ — pose greatest threat to human health: WHO

Critical incidents: Manitoba report details deaths and misdiagnoses while in care

International Women's Day: CMA recognizes over 150 years of leadership and excellence among female physicians

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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
Topic: Better NOW - Better HOW?
Location: Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
SponsorsCFHIIBM, Medtronic, PwC and Sinai Health System
Register here

Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
  • Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Accreditation Canada
  • Peter Pisters, President and CEO, University Health Network.
  • John Daniels, Global Vice President, Healthcare Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics
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Les Vertesi

Breaking the Deadlock: Towards a New Intergovernmental Relationship in Canadian Healthcare     
William Gardner, Katherine Fierlbeck and Adrian Levy

Healthcare Policy
A Review of Discharge Prediction Processes in Acute Care Hospitals     
Anna de Grood, Kenneth Blades and Sachin R. Pendharkar

Nursing Leadership
Implementing a Just Culture: Perceptions of Nurse Managers of Required Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes     
Michelle Freeman, Linda A. Morrow, Margo Cameron and Karen McCullough

World Health and Population
Resource Allocation in Pakistan's Health Sector: A Critical Appraisal and a Path toward the Millennium Development Goals     
Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Irum Ejaz, Arslan Mazhar and Assad Hafeez



More | Add your conference


  • Jerome Quenneville to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Wallaceburg, ON
  • Lisa Northcott to Vice President and Interim Chief Nursing Executive, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Wallaceburg, ON
  • Dr. Françoise P. Chagnon to President, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Michel Bilodeau of Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital to Special Advisor, James Bay Hospitals, Cochrane, ON
  • Jennifer Wright to Philanthropy Officer, Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, ON
  • Tom Thomas to Medical Director, Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ
  • Dov Klein to Director, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Plexxus, Toronto, ON
  • Kim Kohlberger to Director, Program Operations - West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Denis Roy received a Community Builders Award in the Health Care Category, Sudbury, ON
  • Deborah White appointed Dean and Chief Executive Officer of University of Calgary in Qatar
  • Dr. Thomas Starzl, first surgeon to perform a liver transplant, dead at 90, Pittsburgh, PA


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