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As a way to measure wait times, it's "preposterous. Why not use a thermometer rather than asking people for their opinion about the weather? Physicians are inundated with surveys, so they pick and choose. It's also plausible that the most frustrated physicians respond, representing the worst of wait-time experiences." Steven Lewis, a health policy consultant based in Saskatoon.


Project Management Skills At The Point of Care by Peter Ash
At any given time in healthcare organizations point of care clinicians are working on quality improvement projects. Project management skills can help immensely.

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Now that you have survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday don’t forget that today is @GivingTuesdayCA #GiftsofHope
Please join us for the launch of the book “Patient Engagement – Catalyzing Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare

Drug Policy and the Opioid Crisis

Government of Canada Introduces New Tobacco and Vaping Products Legislation

Fraser Institute's wait-time survey: Does it still count if most doctors ignored it?

Patients still waiting too long to see ER doctors: Health Quality Ontario

One in five willing organ donors in Ontario have their wishes vetoed by family — and doctors don’t argue  
Regulation in Whose Interest? A Review of Private Profits versus Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State 

Vaccine Safety is everyone’s business - a bulletin from Public Health Ontario

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“…over 1,100 additional patients have been taken off the public wait list Hon. Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter, in response to Federal Minister of Health Jane Philpott asking for an end to policy that provides private MRI’s in Saskatchewan.
Congratulations to:
Lori Grant, President, Klick Inc.ON
Dianne Carmichael, Managing Director, Health Innovation & Ventures, MaRS Discovery District; CEO, Carmichael Worldwide Inc. – ON
Natalie Dakers, President & CEO, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator – BC
Inez Jabalpurwala, President & CEO, Brain Canada Foundation – QC
Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, Professor, Medicine & Community Health Sciences; Director Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, The University of Manitoba – MB
Georgina Black, Partner & National Industry Leader, Health & Life Sciences, KPMG LLP – ON
Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation – BC
Tracy Kitch, President & CEO, IWK Health Centre – NS
To be listed in Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.


Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 
G. Ross Baker, Patricia O'Connor, Petrina McGrath and Maria Judd

Topic: Patient Engagement - Catalyzing Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare
Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Sponsors:  CFHI, and SickKids
Register here. This event is open to the public, anyone can register for free.

Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
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
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  • Paula Keays to President of McKesson Canada, St.Laurent, QC
  • Nancy Lum-Wilson to Registrar and CEO, Ontario College of Pharmacists, Toronto, ON
  • David White to President, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Mississauga, ON
  • Alicia Yang to Project Assistant, Covenant Health Canada, Edmonton, AB
  • David Pichora to Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queens University, Kingston, ON
  • John Kurvink to Interim President and CEO Georgina Bay General Hospital, Midland, ON
  • Mitchell Goldenberg to ICRE Chief Resident 2017, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Erin Rayner-Hartley to ICRE Chief Resident 2017, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Vancouver, BC
  • Simon Fleming to ICRE Chief Resident 2017, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, London, UK
  • Dianne Martin received the Premier's Award for Ontario College Graduates, Health Sciences., Mississauga, ON


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