Health Care Policy

Taking action against childhood obesity
Taking action against childhood obesity

A generation ago, “after school” was a time when most children looked forward to being outside, running around and playing until they were called inside for dinner. Flash forward to today, when school-aged children, teens and even toddlers spend most ...


Ontario votes
Ontario votes

 On June 12th Ontarians will vote in the provincial election. Here is what the party's have to say about healthcare     Christine Elliot   Like so many families throughout Ontario, my own has had to rely on our public health care system and ...

Posted: June 9, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy|0 comments

It’s time to start using the M-word
It’s time to start using the M-word

The secure growth chambers at CanniMed. To prevent contamination, anyone entering the growth area must shower, and wear supplied clothing, footwear and hairnets. Credit: CanniMed Ltd. In many ways, Marion Albaum of Toronto, 38, is your typical Canadian mom. She cheers ...


The determination of death and organ donation
The determination of death and organ donation

Recent coverage in the media on death determination and organ donation has left some Canadians with the false impression that there is an unclear understanding of death in this country. Inferences were made that donation and transplantation procedures occur before ...


An open letter to the producer of Fifth Estate
An open letter to the producer of Fifth Estate

The President of The Canadian Critical Care Society has sent a letter to the producer of The Fifth Estate in response their episode "Dead Enough" March 25, 2014 An open letter to the Producer, 5th Estate CBC - fifth@cbc.ca Re: March 21 2014 ...


New program helps to reduce readmission rates
New program helps to reduce readmission rates

Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant Carol Hylton-Ehlers gives physiotherapy to a patient. Rouge Valley's new CATCH program will target specific patients once they are discharged, providing improved support, and helping to prevent future readmissions. A new program implemented at Rouge Valley Health ...

Posted: March 24, 2014|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

Ontario Health Study a chance to improve public health
Ontario Health Study a chance to improve public health

A health study participant has blood drawn at the assessment centre. Photo credit: JP Moczulski, CP Images. Nearly 225,000 Ontarians have helped advance the public health of future generations right from their computers by taking the Ontario Health Study’s (OHS) ...


Your EMR is in place – now what?
Your EMR is in place – now what?

Dr. Chris Hobson The health care system is constantly changing and at present, health information technology solutions are at the heart of a major shift in Canada. The use of an electronic medical record (EMR) is no longer a new ...


Creating a high performance work culture
Creating a high performance work culture

Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj focuses on fostering transparency as a way to build organizational trust. He may be best known for handing out his personal contact information to staff and patients, inviting them to contact him directly ...


ED wait times due to access block
ED wait times due to access block

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) released “A Snap Shot on Life in the Emergency Department” today, highlighting the current situation in Canadian Emergency Departments. ED Wait Times due to Access Block is a major problem that was highlighted from ...


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