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How do Ontarians experience integrated care compared to other provinces and countries?
How do Ontarians experience integrated care compared to
other provinces and countries?

Many of the greatest risks to quality take place as patients move through different parts of the health system – across care settings and various health care professionals. During these ‘hand-offs’, patients are arguably at their most vulnerable and need ...

Posted: June 23, 2015|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

Smartphones help to improve the patient experience at home
Smartphones help to improve the patient experience
at home

Recently, many home care organizations have jumped on to the mobile information highway as a way of connecting workers out in the community with their administrative support staff back in the office. While improved connectivity and instant access to visit ...


Canada’s Academic Health Science Networks: Transforming health systems
Canada’s Academic Health Science Networks:
Transforming health systems

Just a few days before the release of the federal budget, leaders from across Canada’s Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSNs) met in Ottawa for a two-day Symposium. “AHSNs may not be a familiar term for everyone, but these entities, which ...

Posted: June 20, 2015|Health Care Policy, Research|0 comments

Game changer: A Health Link success story
Game changer: A Health Link success story

At their Monday morning meeting, Lisa Richardson, CKHA Health Links Care Manager (R), shows Nancy Snobelen Co-chair, Chatham-Kent Health Link (L), that the Med-GPS system is showing two high users are currently in the hospital. This real-time monitoring of ...


Telemedicine cuts travel time and enhances care
Telemedicine cuts travel time and enhances care

Dr. Bryn Pressnail, oncologist at RVH’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre (SMRCC) has been such an avid supporter of telemedicine that he is among the first to receive a Champion of Telemedicine Award from the Ontario Telemedicine Network. Carse Harman ...


E-sharing for better health
E-sharing for better health

Knowledge sharing is a vital component of a strong health care system. That’s why at Accreditation Canada, we help organizations get the word out when they’ve created solutions they can share with others. We call these solutions Leading Practices, and ...


New partnership prevents suffering and saves money
New partnership prevents suffering and saves money

A new partnership between the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences will improve the outcomes for patients having high-risk surgery and potentially save the health care system millions of dollars each year. CANM ...


Real-time ultrasound navigation helps see brain shift
Real-time ultrasound navigation helps see brain shift

This new technology allows for real-time monitoring of brain shift during brain tumour removal surgery Brain tumour surgery has undergone significant changes in recent years thanks to new and improved tracking and imaging technologies. Now, ultrasound imaging can be used ...


Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind
Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind

Nurses Roy Ostil (left) and Sandra Azan-Hyman (right) care for patient Mike Koyanagi during a Two-Day Chemotherapy appointment. New chemotherapy model improves patient satisfaction A new Two-Day Chemotherapy Model at Trillium Health Partners (THP) is providing patients with a more personalized ...

Posted: June 11, 2015|Featured, Oncology|2 comments

Looking for the answers to ovarian cancer
Looking for the answers to ovarian cancer

Miriam Porter went public with her story to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Miriam Porter of Toronto has always considered herself a private person. But the night before she had preventive surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries, she ...

Posted: June 10, 2015|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments