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The case for more strategic hospital-CCAC partnerships

With good reason, an emphasis on partnering to address the health system’s thorny issues endures. After all, if health care organizations work together and,...

Ebola: Is Canada prepared?

Since March of 2014 an epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been spreading in West Africa. This is the largest EVD outbreak ever...

Infection control: How to educate and motivate

For most health care workers, infection control is a topic that doesn’t generate much excitement. And for many healthcare workers, infection control training consists...

New portal enhances patient safety

One of the main barriers to enhancing patient safety is the failure to learn from safety incidents. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a Patient...

Healthcare that (almost) makes house calls

A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic for not only the patient but also family members and caregivers. Feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, anger or...

Ultraviolet and HVAC: Keys to reducing hospital acquired infections

The use of ultraviolet light systems is becoming more widely used in healthcare facilities for disinfecting patient and operating rooms.  Yet, ultraviolet lights systems...

Hospitals weigh-in on flu shot or wear a mask policies

More than voluntary and less than mandatory: What some hospitals have learned so far about implementing ‘get a flu shot or wear a mask’...

Patient satisfaction is served

Patient experience surveys in Ontario consistently find a link between satisfaction with hospital food and overall patient satisfaction. Comprised of different backgrounds, cultures and...

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are we doing no harm?

Ongoing stomach and digestive problems can be miserable for patients – and are a common cause for visits to a health care professional. Patients...

Putting patients at the helm of symptom management

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is completing the Systemic Therapy Ambulatory Toxicity Management (AToM) Pilot which takes a patient-centred approach to improve how treatment-related toxicities...

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