Education and Professional Development

Workplace pensions aid in recruitment and retention
Workplace pensions aid in recruitment and retention

At a time when most experts are concerned that there will be a future retirement income crisis – given the fact that two thirds of Canadians lack any kind of pension coverage at work – jobs with pensions are highly ...


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 ...


HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological innovation in patient care settings
HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological
innovation in patient care settings

If necessity is the mother of invention, patient care organizations are fertile grounds for the development of innovative technologies.  Since 2012, over 6,000 news stories from the top five per cent of the most frequently read print media sources in Canada featured ...


Next generation of doctors prepare for ‘silver tsunami’
Next generation of doctors prepare for
‘silver tsunami’

Martha Spencer is completing her final year of subspecialty training in geriatric medicine. There’s a “silver tsunami” forming — and it’s set to hit the shores of British Columbia sooner than you think. “The silver tsunami is a real epidemiological phenomenon ...


Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for cardiovascular care
Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for
cardiovascular care

Dr. Joe Ricci, medical director of the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Centre for Scarborough-Durham, in the cardiac care learning centre with OTN connectivity. Regional cardiac program videoconferences weekly rounds across Ontario’s Central East Cardiologist Dr. Jason Burstein is delivering ...


Employee engagement an essential step towards better healthcare
Employee engagement an essential step towards
better healthcare

In every hospital, each manager believes they lead in a manner that engages employees.  No one goes to work thinking they want to manage poorly.  Yet, we all know a manager that acts in a way that makes us – ...


Making staff wellness a top priority
Making staff wellness a top priority

Dr. William Chen, a Barrie family physician and surgical assistant at RVH, makes time for a workout inbetween cases. Dr. William Chen is in between surgical cases so he grabs his pager and quickly leaves the operating room. Will he ...


Students as agents for change through quality improvement
Students as agents for change through quality improvement

Medical student Florentina Teoderascu poses with the storyboard outlining her award winning quality improvement project at The Hospital for Sick Children. A few years ago, a pediatric patient in the intensive care unit at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) ...


‘Dragons’ Den’ program links innovation with improved patient care
‘Dragons’ Den’ program links innovation with
improved patient care

‘ St. Joseph’s President and CEO Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, left, unveils the patient tracking system monitor with project leads Michelle Soave and Karen Rogers. Dragons’ Den’-style granting program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London yields bumper crop of innovative ideas, each ...


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