April 2018

Don't Call Me "Dear"

Those over the traditional retirement age of 65 have always been around, so the sudden alarm at our numbers and the care we might require should not come as a ...

February 2018

A Healthcare BHAG

The level of healthcare spending in Canada amounts to more than $242 billion dollars, according to the latest data published by the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). Too high ...

February 2018

Facing Disruption Head On: Digital Reinvention in Healthcare

New and emerging technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and 3D printing, among many others – are converging to change not ...

January 2018

Strong foundations: making medications safer and more effective

In Canada, we like to believe that our health system is among the best in the world. In many ways, it is. But there are aspects of our ...

November 2017

Living With Alzheimer’s — Like Living With a Child?

Alzheimer’s is a disease in which the goal posts move. Things can change from month to month, or even hour to hour. Frustration is part of the package. There will ...

October 2017

From Prescription Pad to Patient: Canada Must Close the Medication Gap

The Canadian healthcare system and all its stakeholders could usefully focus on one fundamental question – how do we close the medication gap?

October 2017

Not just another day…

Every day we can make a difference if only we can see where we are needed and address our own fears.

October 2017

Are Hospital Employees’ Work Experience and Patient Experience Related?

The more engaged employees are, the more positively they rate their hospital as a place to work, the more they trust their organization, the higher the perceived quality of patient ...

October 2017

The Case to Build “Un-Hospitals” in Ontario

What if one day, everyone became healthy and no one needed to visit any hospital? What if the population did not need so many hospital beds and the huge associated ...

September 2017

Bicycling on Sidewalks

As a general rule of thumb, it’s not a good idea to encourage bicycling on sidewalks. There are, of course, the occasional exceptions. This document will review the crash data, ...