July 2018

Seven “STOPS and STARTS” for Healthcare Transformation

Today’s healthcare leaders must not only lead well but also lead differently. That means accepting a shift in the drivers of the healthcare from care providers to individuals and communities, ...

June 2018

Don’t be distracted by intra-professional squabbling

More than anyone else, patients and their families know the expertise, skill and compassion Registered Practical Nurses bring to the bedside every single day. RPNs are at the heart of ...

June 2018

Value-Based Healthcare - The Role of the Vendor Community

Value is in the eye of the beholder! Successful organizations understand that marketing, selling and delivering value is their responsibility.

May 2018

A Balanced Scorecard for Your Third Act

For those of us in the baby boomer generation, Shakespeare’s sixth, if not seventh, stage is now upon us. In particular, as we struggle with the possibility, or reality, of ...

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?