Health Care Policy

New partnership improves access to patient care
New partnership improves access to patient care

Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are serving an increased number of seniors, patients who often have multiple chronic conditions and visit the hospital ...

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

New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care
New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care

Janice, a GEM (Geriatric Emergency Management) Nurse uses CKHA’s new screening tool, the Assessment Urgency Algorithm (AUA) in consultation with Walter, a patient who presented at their Emergency Department. This tool helps the GEM nurse identify older patients who ...


A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital to home
A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital
to home

The partnership between Providence and Saint Elizabeth will result in positive outcomes: more patients will have the knowledge and confidence to return home safely and sooner. Two years ago Providence Healthcare, a leading provider of rehabilitative care in Toronto’s East ...


Improving care for patients with complex conditions
Improving care for patients with complex conditions

Anthony Bontje, one of the first Southwest York Region Health Links patients, with his daughter, Kris Hurley. For Anthony Bontje, a 86-years old Richmond Hill,ON resident who has a number of health challenges, including vascular disease, arthritis, lumbar stenosis and ...


Technology-enabled home care
Technology-enabled home care

The factors driving change to our health care system are undeniable and mounting. An aging population, increase in life expectancy, rise in chronic and life-limiting illnesses and shortages in health human resources are shifting care from institutions to care within ...


Getting patients home sooner
Getting patients home sooner

Once a patient is admitted to Runnymede, they meet with their care team and discharge planning begins. This is an important part of any admission as it plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth transition from hospital to ...


Researching patient safety at transition to home care
Researching patient safety at transition to home care

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with Accreditation Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the Canadian Home Care Association to commission a research study on patient safety at the transition of care. The successful candidate will receive $50,000 for the one ...

Posted: March 3, 2015|Health Care Policy, Research|1 comment

Building a health system that meets the needs of an aging population
Building a health system that meets the needs of an
aging population

Sylvia Purdon and Jim Macquire, married 27 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren between them, share a passion for bird watching, outdoor walks and travel. Originally a teacher and then a municipal politician, Sylvia spent the final six and what ...


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 ...


How one hospital is recruiting and retaining top talent
How one hospital is recruiting and retaining top talent

David Musyj is President and CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital At Canadian hospitals, the pressure to control expenses while at the same time, recruit and retain the best talent is getting more and more difficult.  One solution that Windsor Regional ...


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