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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 ...


Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate cancer research
Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate
cancer research

Three Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) scientists won Movember Discovery Grants from Prostate Cancer Canada. The awards are worth $200,000 over two years and support promising new directions in prostate cancer research. Prostate Cancer Canada approved 40 of the 154 applications ...

Posted: December 17, 2013|Oncology, Research|0 comments

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

Identifying the care needs of women living with HIV
Identifying the care needs of women living with HIV

The face of HIV has changed dramatically from the early days of the epidemic. Women now comprise more than half of all people living with HIV around the world. In Canada, an estimated 16,600 women are living with HIV/AIDS out ...


Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive care for patients post-treatment
Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive
care for patients post-treatment

Medical oncologist Dr. Farrah Kassam (second left) and nurse practitioner Brenda Wilks meet with breast cancer survivors, Patricia Pernokis and Margaret Holdsworth, who are participating in Southlake's Breast Cancer Surveillance Program. Photo credit: Jim Craigmyle Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis ...

Posted: December 10, 2013|Oncology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to the bedside more quickly
‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to
the bedside more quickly

The tumour biobank is being housed in the Lawson Health Research Institute lab of Dr. Muriel Brackstone, centre, a surgical oncologist with the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph's Hospital in London and a scientist with Lawson. She is ...


How healthy is our health care system?
How healthy is our health care system?

The average cost of a hospital stay across the country. Higher cost means a hospital or region spends relatively more per patient stay for a similar patient. Access to doctors and treatment. Safe, quality care. Value for money. Better outcomes. These ...


Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a tremendous success
Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a
tremendous success

Barry Grennan of Move4Parkinsons with CherryVogt Ward, a volunteer at the conference who is living with Parkinson’s Disease. While many volunteer programs centre around local areas and require long term commitment, this October the World Parkinson Congress was a great ...

Posted: November 23, 2013|Featured, Neurology, Research|0 comments

Volunteer offers personal experience and scientific knowledge
Volunteer offers personal experience and
scientific knowledge

Jennifer Boyle not only understands the pain of living with arthritis—intimately—but she is also familiar with the pain experienced while applying for research grants. Jennifer Boyle volunteers hundreds of hours to the arthritis community and lives with psoriatic arthritis. That’s because ...

Posted: November 8, 2013|Featured, Research|2 comments

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