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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 ...


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 ...


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