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Longwoods eLetter October 7, 2008

Longwoods eLetter October 7, 2008
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“I wouldn't rush to say that this is the nail in the coffin of public health care.'' Prof. Terrance Sullivan commenting on the availability of Wait Time Insurance.
Steven Lewis Interviews Party Leaders in Election Mode 2008. Click here.
FEATURED PRESENTATION: Improving Access-the Governance Challenges
Dr. Alan Hudson is Lead of Access to Services/Wait Times for the Health Results Team, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He was recently appointed as Chair of eHealth Ontario. This presentation was made at Breakfast with the Chiefs in the Imperial Room held Tuesday, September 16, 2008.


Ever have to write a recruitment ad for a healthcare leader? Find lots here.

Urgent Care Centres: is this a model for Canada? Here are some references: (Search for more)

  1. Emergency Department and Walk-in Clinic Use in Models of Primary Care Practice with Different After-Hours Accessibility in Ontario
  2. Features of Primary Healthcare Clinics Associated with Patients ... When the usual clinic is not readily available, the ER may be the principal alternative for both minor and major urgent care needs
  3. Missed Opportunity: Patients Who Leave Emergency Departments ... What are the characteristics that may increase the risk of patients leaving EDs before being seen.
  4. Quarterly Letters: A Response to Stories about Wait Times for ... At a hospital level, the need for urgent care and diagnostic testing is being accomplished well
  5. Organizing Primary Care for an Integrated System: Urgent care would be provided by the members of the physician group on a 24-hour -a-day/7-days-per-week basis

Salary Disclosure 2008 (Disclosure for 2007):

  • Hospitals and Boards of Public Health (Ontario). DOWNLOAD PDF. This category includes Ontario Hospitals and most Boards of Public Health
  • Ministries (Ontario). DOWNLOAD PDF. This category includes Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Crown Agencies (Ontario). DOWNLOAD PDF. This category includes Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)

B.C. Heath Authorities (Report for Fiscal Year April 1, 2007 – March 31, 2008. Includes salary disclosure)

Other Health Employers (Fiscal Year April 1, 2007 – March 31, 2008 includes salary disclosure)

Coming to OHA HealthAchieve2008? The Job Bulletin Board has new Career Opportunities. Just like at the Laundromat. Organizations who want to post their job opportunities can contact Susan Hale.

A new model for Magnet Hospitals. Download PDF. The fount of knowledge and expertise for the delivery of nursing care globally: flexible, and constantly striving for discovery and innovation. they will lead the reformation of health care; the discipline of nursing; and care of the patient, family, and community.

Healthcare Quarterly, in collaboration with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and other national sponsors, is pleased to announce a fourth issue of Patient Safety Papers for publication in Spring 2009. This follow up to the first three issues will again provide real-time overviews of patient safety initiatives from the field and research projects on important patient safety topics.

Guest Editor, Professor G. Ross Baker, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto invites organizations and/or individuals to submit papers and case studies with a particular emphasis on contributions that highlight Canadian or comparative efforts to measure or improve patient safety. Descriptions of demonstration projects and interventions would be welcomed along with strategies for engaging patients and clients in improving safety.

Please submit abstracts or summaries of no more than 200 words to Dianne Foster Kent, Editorial Director, Longwoods Publishing, no later than Friday, November 7, 2008. Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial team and a selection of authors will be invited to prepare full manuscripts for publication.


This issue of the Journal of Nursing Leadership Volume 16. No. 3. Read about nursing leadership in medical circles. Made available at no charge courtesy of Accenture . Read the complete issue online, download and save the papers, send them to colleagues. Effective until midnight October 21, 2008.

The following issue of the journal HealthcarePapers Vol. 4 No. 1 2003 | Leadership Development is available at no charge courtesy of McKesson. Read the complete issue online, download and save the papers, send them to colleagues. Effective until midnight October 21, 2008.

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