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Health Provider Action & Media Coverage of IFHP Reform by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The proposed Interim Federal Health Program cuts (discussed further here ) have not only motivated individual physicians to action, but also mobilized groups of health ... Read on »
Interim Federal Health, Bill C-31, Jason Kenney & Refugee Health – a Primer by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has been a very busy man as of late. In less than five months, he has sought to redefine Can ... Read on »
The Politics of Health by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As the newest member of the Open Medicine blog team, you can expect posts from me that focus on the intersection of health and elected politics. If I had started pos ... Read on »
Drug-Pushing and Bribery at the American Academy of Neurology by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I recently returned from a university-sponsored junket to New Orleans, where I attended the 2012 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.  I learned a few thing ... Read on »
Baseball Forbids Pay for Performance – A Lesson for Healthcare? by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Steven Lewis President, Access Consulting Ltd., Saskatoon SK Canada Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Simon Fraser University Steven.Lewis@sasktel.net Sta ... Read on »
The Puck Stops Here: Kaizen and the Art of Goaltending by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mark Wahba, Emergency Room Physician, Saskatoon Health Region mywahba@mac.com One of best parts about hockey is the goalie mask. Jacques Plante introduced it ... Read on »
The Trouble with Preventive Care by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I love CBC radio. I play it loud with the windows down while driving through quiet residential neighbourhoods. The content and production values surpass anything els ... Read on »
The more things change... by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My name is Wajid Sayeed. I graduated from UWO medical school in 2010, and started a Neurology residency program at the University of Manitoba shortly thereafter. Whe ... Read on »
Western's EM program takes another crown: Open Med Ed by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy EM London 's video rounds just hit 2500 views, and soon I'll be uploading the 20th video. Despite issuing a challenge for anybody to take the Rounds Crown from us, ... Read on »
“Footy's on, Footy's here again”: Why Systems Thinking is good for your health and... by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Alan Shiell, CEO, Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science Melbourne, Australia alanshiell@ceips.org.au * By way of explanation for those ... Read on »
Patient-Centred Care: Is It In the Cards? by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mark Wahba Emergency Room Physician, Saskatoon Health Region mywahba@mac.com Remember when you were a kid and you or a sibling collected sports cards?  They ... Read on »
Improvement on Ice: Curling and Quality Improvement Science by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mary Smillie, Health Quality Consultant, Saskatchewan Ever heard of ?  The ? No?  Well, I’m guessing you’re not Canadian. They’re Canada’s national curling champ ... Read on »
Feta Compli: In Praise of Dullness by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mark Wahba, Emergency Room Physician, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon SK Canada mywahba@mac.com In 2004 Greece stunned the soccer world by winning the Unio ... Read on »
Do Clinicians Need Spring Training? by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Steven Lewis, President, Access Consulting Ltd., Saskatoon Canada It begins in February and runs to the end of March. Raw rookies and twenty year veterans, ben ... Read on »
Opening up medical education: Is this the first Open Access video series of Grand Rounds? by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This week, the in London, Ontario, Canada, released our . There's really nothing new about the idea - well-done archives of grand rounds videos truly are . But - ... Read on »
What Joe Paterno Could Have Learned About Disclosure from Health Care by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Steven Lewis, President Access Consulting Ltd., Saskatoon SK Canada Happy Valley it ain't.  Penn State University is aflame, its President, two senior off ... Read on »
What Health Care Can Learn from Skating by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When performance measurement fails, bad things happen. Figure skating learned that lesson the hard way. Its performance measurement system has evolved from an arbitr ... Read on »
You're Either Drafting or Pulling: What Health Care Can Learn From Cycling by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Alan Cassels, Drug Policy Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Human and Social Development, University of Victoria, Most people think cycling, and by that I spe ... Read on »
How to contribute to the MASH blog by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The MASH blog is intended as an open forum that welcomes contributions from anyone interested in making meaningful analogies in sports and health. We will shortly be ... Read on »
Coming to Terms with Performance Data: My Hero, Duke Snider, Was Not As Good As Mickey Mantle and... by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Duke Snider died at the end of February. He was my first sports hero. I grew up in a family of Brooklyn Dodger fans, and the Duke was their star center fielder from ... Read on »