Monthly Archives: November 2014

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,...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...