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Don’t let new health technologies catch you off guard
Don’t let new health technologies catch you off guard

With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it can be difficult to keep on top of all the new developments. We learn about new and ...

Posted: August 2, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Helping kids reach their fullest potential
Helping kids reach their fullest potential

President and CEO Julia Hanigsberg and Jillian, a client of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Photo credit: William Suarez Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. ...

Posted: August 1, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system
We have built a sickness care system rather than a
health system

 We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to the graduating class at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Chancellor, Mr. President, distinguished guests, soon-to-be MDs and their deeply ...

Posted: July 24, 2015|Editor's Note|0 comments

Hospital succession planning requires physicians to develop late career transition plans
Hospital succession planning requires physicians to
develop late career transition plans

In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. Many hospitals interpreted this to mean that they could no longer require physicians, based on age, to ...

Posted: July 2, 2015|Legal Update|0 comments

Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses
Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses

Jonathan Breslin runs J. Breslin Consulting, specializing in providing ethics services to hospitals and long term care organizations across Ontario. HIs column appears every month in Hospital News. The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case ...

Posted: June 30, 2015|Ethics|0 comments

Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers
Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic
foot ulcers

Pain in the female foot The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are the most ...

Posted: June 29, 2015|Evidence Matters|1 comment

Aging and brain health innovation investment a game changer for seniors’ health care sector
Aging and brain health innovation investment a game
changer for seniors’ health care sector

Dr. William Reichman is President and CEO, Baycrest Health Sciences. For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm our hospitals and long-term care homes in ...

Posted: June 26, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Recommendations to retain and recruit nurses in rural, remote and northern communities
Recommendations to retain and recruit nurses in rural,
remote and northern communities

David McNeil, VP Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive at Health Sciences North (left), and Louise Paquette, CEO of the North East LHIN, co-chaired RNAO’s task force that released recommendations for Coming Together, Moving Forward: Building the Next Chapter ...

Posted: June 1, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Smart-e-Pants for preventing pressure ulcers: A stimulating idea
Smart-e-Pants for preventing pressure ulcers: A
stimulating idea

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are a serious health problem for many patients. For those with reduced mobility or sensation — such as patients who spend long periods of time in a bed or wheelchair — the risk of developing pressure ...

Posted: May 31, 2015|Evidence Matters|1 comment

Planning for our healthy future
Planning for our healthy future

All of us in the health care sector work hard every day to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the patients and families we serve. At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), this mission of service and caring is our ...

Posted: May 29, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

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