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Healthcare Papers Call for AbstractsValue in Healthcare – Designing Integrated Value-Based Healthcare Systems. With the launch of a series focusing on value in healthcare, Healthcare Papers will explore a range of issues related to value in Canadian and international health systems.

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  • Chris Simpson of Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Queen’s University
  • Toni Dedeu, Interim CEO, International Foundation for Integrated Care with Jodeme Goldhar, The Change Foundation and Walter Wodchis, IHPME
  • Hartley Stern, Executive Director and CEO, Canadian Medical Protective Association

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Healthcare Papers Vol. 18, No. 1, 2019

Reflecting on Choosing Wisely Canada at Five Years
Karen Born, Tai Huynh and Wendy Levinson 

Five years after it was launched, Choosing Wisely Canada has fulfilled its original mission of reducing overuse and improving quality, with significant penetration among clinicians. However, the overuse problem still persists. The authors propose that it is time for a concerted approach to tackling overuse.


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  • Sandy Buchman to inaugural Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Care and Medical Director of the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care, North York General Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Sara Simone to Project Lead Onboarding and Integrated Training, Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Brian Thompson to Executive Director, Health Affairs, University Advancement, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Paul Nichols to Board Chair, Board of Directors of the Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Campbellford, ON
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  • Jackie Houston to Manager, Program Development Unit, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care, Toronto, ON
  • Ivanka Kasabov to Nursing Professional Practice Leader, William Osler Health System, Brampton, ON
  • Ian Chan to Chief Radiology Resident, Western University, London, ON
  • Doreen Armstrong-Ross to Chief Executive Officer, Dryden Regional Health Centre, Dryden, ON
  • Daniel Belliveau to Dean of Science, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
  • Jane Alcorn to Dean, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

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