Post Tagged with: "Cancer Care Ontario"
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 are managed. Population-based studies within Ontario and in other jurisdictions have shown that a high percentage ...
A guide to better health at your fingertips
Smart phone apps help screen for cervical cancer. For many of us, having a smartphone or tablet allows us to check our email, update our social status or even tweet a friend, anytime or anywhere. But now, having a smartphone or ...
Progress against Cancer
It’s been three years since Bluewater Health first saw an opportunity to transform its cancer program and refocus priorities on the needs of patients and families beyond just treatment. In that time, the hospital’s cancer services have touched thousands of lives ...
Regional “Breast” Practices developing for
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has provided funding to all regional cancer programs in the province to develop and implement a sustainable strategy to transition follow-up care for breast cancer patients. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women ...
A transformation is under way in the world of cancer
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), in partnership with more than 400 pathologists and 100 cancer treating hospitals across Ontario, has implemented a new system and process that standardizes cancer pathology reports. This breakthrough will significantly improve the quality of cancer diagnosis and ...
Nurses’ navigation gets two thumbs up from
It was the kind of picture Sue Stein would love to see from all of her cancer patients. In the photo was Art Lochead, an 85-year-old grandpa from Forest, Ont., who recently underwent numerous rounds of chemo and radiation for lung ...
Winning Rouge Valley proposal to help prioritize
patients’ surgical procedures
An innovative computer program to prioritize surgical procedures at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) has earned the hospital a $10,000 grant from Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). The winning proposal was submitted as part of CCO’s ‘The Operating Room’ competition, which was ...
Easing the cancer journey
RNs who work as patient navigators ensure those diagnosed with cancer aren’t left feeling lost or forgotten in Ontario’s health care system. Over a year ago, Krista Vance’s life spun out of control. In the spring of 2010, she began bleeding ...
Latest technology gives instant access to cancer
Unlike many patients who develop cancer and require chemotherapy treatment right away, it was six years before Marie Nelson needed any medication or treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. “I was very lucky,” says the 64 year-old retired school teacher. “For ...
New diagnostic assessment program launched in London and
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” This quote, penned by the late John Lennon, resonates with Carole Hanks. Carole understands how easy it can be to get caught up in daily activities and dismiss ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →