Health Care Policy

Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced cardiac care
Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced
cardiac care

One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting for his life. The 41-year-old Barrie man and father of two young children had the mother of ...


Bringing diabetes guidelines to life
Bringing diabetes guidelines to life

Prefer to access the Guidelines on your smartphone or tablet? Download the CDA CPG App which is available for Apple and Android platforms. For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes ...


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

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 ...


Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care
Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care

(L to R) Sonny Kisch, Bonnie Catlin and Dr. Sean Virani. New patient resources and clinical practice tools around end-of-life planning and care are helping empower heart failure patients in BC. The first of their kind in Canada in terms of ...


The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme Court ruling
The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme
Court ruling

For the first time in his life, Dr. Donald Low was wrong.  The renowned Toronto Microbiologist who passed away from a brain tumour in 2013, thought physician assisted dying would take years to become legal in Canada.  He shared that ...


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 ...


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 ...


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