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If an organization is narrow in the images that it directs toward its own actions, then when it examines what it has said, it will see only bland displays. This means in turn that the organization won’t be able to make much interesting sense of what’s going on or of its place in it. That’s not a trivial outcome, because the kind of sense that an organization makes of its thoughts and of itself has an effect on its ability to deal with change." Karl Weick 


Improving Population Health and Reducing Healthcare Expenditures in Canada - Dr. John Miller, Clinical Professor Emeritus, School of Population and Public Health UBC
The challenges to healthcare in Canada are well known: non-sustainable increases in expenditures which are eroding our capacity to address other pressing societal needs and a growing burden of chronic disease creating ever more expenses. In response to these realities, the Triple Aim has been widely adopted: improving population health; improving the patient care experience; and reducing healthcare expenditures.

Off The Cuff

The executive of the Ontario Medical Association has resigned en masse, a week after a non-confidence vote by members

Workplace violence is not part of a doctor’s job (CMAJ Editorial)

Better Standards, People-Powered Health Hallmarks of New Global Organization on the MoveIntroducing Health Standards Organization.

Leslee Thompson's introduction to Health Standards Organization

What does a 101 year old blog about? Click here to see.

Study says feds’ offer on health funding for provinces falls short

Doctors, nurses 'bring a lot of biases' to work with Indigenous patients, study finds

Should sneezing doctors stay home? The ‘big problem’ of doctors who work while infectious

Canadian Paediatric Society speaks out against Trump immigration order

Ontario to provide life-saving healthcare to children affected by U.S. travel ban

Canadian Nursing Students’ Association Launches New Environmental Stewardship Award


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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,  PwC 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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  • Dave Williams, President & CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre  to Retire in 2017, Newmarket, ON
  • Stephen McElroy to Partner & Healthcare / Life Sciences Practice Lead, Resonate Search Group, Toronto, ON
  • Enza Torchia to Access and Flow Leader, William Osler Health System, Brampton, ON
  • Hope Anderson to Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • A.M.T Downes to Brigadier-General, Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group and Surgeon General, Canadian Armed Forces, Ottawa, ON
  • Nader Sadeghi to Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Gordon McCauley to President and CEO, Centre for Drug Research and Development, Vancouver, BC
  • Chris Day to Director Marketing and Communications, Health Standards Organization, Ottawa, ON
  • Leslee Thompson to Chief Executive Officer, Health Standards Organization, Ottawa, ON


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