Health Care Policy

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 ...


The role of the Nurse Practitioner in Ontario
The role of the Nurse Practitioner in Ontario

Claudia Mariano is a Nurse Practitioner in Pickering. While many people believe Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are relatively new to the Ontario health care scene, they have been providing exemplary care to patients for over 40 years. As this year marks ...


Tapping into workplace culture
Tapping into workplace culture

Like any organization committed to a quality workplace, you need to take the time to gauge how employees feel about the organization in order to nurture an engaged employee community. This is doubly true in healthcare, with its ever-changing landscape, and ...


Capacity building for transformation: A strategic and adaptive challenge for health care leaders
Capacity building for transformation: A strategic and
adaptive challenge for health care leaders

Ted Ball is a Transformation Capacity-Building Coach at Quantum Transformation Technologies. He blogs @ TedBall.com There is lots of rhetoric around about some big event being planned for our health care system called "transformation". At Queen's Park, they even set ...


Ten ways to help protect hospital workers
Ten ways to help protect hospital workers

The health care sector has more workplace injuries than any other in Canada. According to the most recent numbers from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), health care workplaces had over 40,000 accepted lost-time claims in each ...


Can Canada tame its aging tsunami?
Can Canada tame its aging tsunami?

Although aging is inevitable, the proportion of the population entering ‘old age’ has never been greater. As the boomers start turning 65 this year, this demographic imperative will continue well into the future, doubling in the next two decades. While it ...


Bluewater Health launches strategic plan: for Emily
Bluewater Health launches strategic plan: for Emily

At the strategic plan launch, Barb O’Neil, Chief Nursing Executive, introduces Emily - a composite image of staff, physicians and volunteers - to exemplify that each of us contributes to patients’ and families’ experiences of care at Bluewater Health. Strategic ...


Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future
Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future

Recently, a young woman in her mid-30s was referred to me by her family physician. She is a mother of two children under the age of seven who had discovered a lump in her breast. Our team at North York ...


A journey to better men’s healthcare
A journey to better men’s healthcare

Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) had identified a need to establish a Regional Comprehensive Men’s Health Program. Male health needs such as disorders of the urinary tract, prostate cancer, and sexual dysfunction have not been well serviced in the Erie St. ...


Minding the gaps in quality improvement in Canadian healthcare
Minding the gaps in quality improvement in
Canadian healthcare

John Abbott What can Canada gain by upping its investment to advance the health quality improvement (QI) agenda? And, in what areas should it invest? A lot, in my opinion; and the focus needs to be on increasing the capability ...

Posted: December 26, 2013|Health Care Policy, Research|0 comments

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