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What is financial planning anyway?
What is financial planning anyway?

Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning.  The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between someone dressing up a product sale as a financial plan versus doing proper financial planning. In my view, ...


Hospital workers: This tax season, be victors, not victims
Hospital workers: This tax season, be victors,
not victims

As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are looking for bigger deductions to lessen our tax burden. Considering that many hospital workers such as nurses ...


The future of healthcare and the role of medtech
The future of healthcare and the role of medtech

At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising costs of healthcare. Alternate funding models are being considered, including paying for outcomes, rather than paying for ...


This volunteer could be your next family doctor
This volunteer could be your next family doctor

Gang Zhou is a volunteer at Lakeridge Health and hopes to become a doctor. Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to Canada. It was a ...

Posted: April 14, 2015|Patient Care|0 comments

Last chance to nominate your Nursing Hero!
Last chance to nominate your Nursing Hero!

COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and compassion of an outstanding nurse? Do ...

Posted: April 13, 2015|Featured|1 comment

Research improves air ambulance planning and dispatch
Research improves air ambulance planning and dispatch

The Ornge Operations Control Centre. Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario's highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner.  To do this effectively requires seamless coordination between staff in the dispatch centre, ...

Posted: April 11, 2015|Emergency Medicine, Research|0 comments

HOOPP posts strong return for 2014
HOOPP posts strong return for 2014

Jim Keohane is the CEO of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest sector to retire from, if ...

Posted: April 10, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

Volunteers helping push research forward
Volunteers helping push research forward

Concussion Research Centre volunteer, Tracy Fabri, and a research participant at the dual-task station in the Ontario Science Centre Concussion & You exhibit. Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility ...

Posted: April 9, 2015|Featured, Research|0 comments

Moving towards different health care funding models
Moving towards different health care funding models

The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible value. In particular, wait times and access to health care services are two of the most prominent topics ...

Posted: April 8, 2015|Data Pulse|0 comments

The broken telephone Pictionary during transition of care
The broken telephone Pictionary during transition of care

The process of coordinating Medscheck and medication reconciliation to ensure continuity of care during a patient’s transition through hospital stay. (ISMP Canada) Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next ...

Posted: April 7, 2015|Safe Medication|0 comments