Health Care Policy

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

Labour and birth information from BC hospitals made available to public
Labour and birth information from BC hospitals made
available to public

Labour and birth information for each hospital in British Columbia is now available to expectant mothers, their families, the general public, and health care providers. Perinatal Services BC (PSBC), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, has provided this information ...


Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale
Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale

OB nurse Jessica Kershaw, and she's reviewing the OTAS tool. OR the group who designed the OTAS London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has developed a new tool to improve patient care by better managing the triage process for expectant mothers ...


Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care for seniors
Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care
for seniors

Stella Cruz, Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics, in the Medicine inpatient unit at St. Joe’s. A new Nurse Practitioner role with a special focus on Geriatrics is helping the most frail and complex patients at St. Joseph's Health Centre return home safely ...


Working together to expand Ontario’s health care infrastructure
Working together to expand Ontario’s health
care infrastructure

Since its inception in 2005, Infrastructure Ontario has been working with hospitals and other health care partners to renew and expand existing facilities or to build new hospitals. Projects completed to date have delivered substantial benefits to communities across Ontario, helping ...


New data suggests important improvements in infant and maternal health
New data suggests important improvements in infant and
maternal health

  Since BORN was formed in 2009, health care providers and decision makers now have improved tools to continue working together to collect and use data about the health of infants and mothers in Ontario. This data has led to important ...

Posted: December 15, 2013|Health Care Policy, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

More News