Health Care Policy

Technology-enabled home care
Technology-enabled home care

The factors driving change to our health care system are undeniable and mounting. An aging population, increase in life expectancy, rise in chronic and life-limiting illnesses and shortages in health human resources are shifting care from institutions to care within ...


Getting patients home sooner
Getting patients home sooner

Once a patient is admitted to Runnymede, they meet with their care team and discharge planning begins. This is an important part of any admission as it plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth transition from hospital to ...


Researching patient safety at transition to home care
Researching patient safety at transition to home care

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with Accreditation Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the Canadian Home Care Association to commission a research study on patient safety at the transition of care. The successful candidate will receive $50,000 for the one ...

Posted: March 3, 2015|Health Care Policy, Research|1 comment

Building a health system that meets the needs of an aging population
Building a health system that meets the needs of an
aging population

Sylvia Purdon and Jim Macquire, married 27 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren between them, share a passion for bird watching, outdoor walks and travel. Originally a teacher and then a municipal politician, Sylvia spent the final six and what ...


HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological innovation in patient care settings
HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological
innovation in patient care settings

If necessity is the mother of invention, patient care organizations are fertile grounds for the development of innovative technologies.  Since 2012, over 6,000 news stories from the top five per cent of the most frequently read print media sources in Canada featured ...


How one hospital is recruiting and retaining top talent
How one hospital is recruiting and retaining top talent

David Musyj is President and CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital At Canadian hospitals, the pressure to control expenses while at the same time, recruit and retain the best talent is getting more and more difficult.  One solution that Windsor Regional ...


Physicians engaged to lead on organ donation in Ontario
Physicians engaged to lead on organ donation in Ontario

Organ and tissue donation benefits society as a whole.  It gives a second chance at life to patients waiting for transplantation and positively contributes to the lives of their families and friends.  It also is a source of comfort to ...


Health stories that made headlines in 2014
Health stories that made headlines in 2014

Ebola The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. ...

Posted: December 24, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy|0 comments

Strong relationships ensure safe medication transitions
Strong relationships ensure safe medication transitions

Last year at Runnymede, 100 per cent of patients had medication reconciliations completed at admission and discharge. Preventable, drug-related hospitalizations cost the Canadian health care system approximately $2.6 billion per year; according to a joint report from Accreditation Canada, the ...


How are Ontario hospitals measuring up?
How are Ontario hospitals measuring up?

Provincial health care advisor Health Quality Ontario recently released a comprehensive report on Ontario’s health system Health Quality Ontario (HQO) recently released Measuring Up, its yearly report on how the province’s health system is performing. Based on the Common Quality Agenda (created ...

Posted: December 8, 2014|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|1 comment

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