Friday, September 28, 2012

Sweden - A Star Performer in the Eyes of an Emerging Health Leader / La Suède : Un des pays les plus performants aux yeux d’un leader montant en santé

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders, ARAMARK Healthcare and Emerging Health Leaders are pleased to jointly release Zahida Esmail’s report: Sweden - A Star Performer in the Eyes of an Emerging Health Leader: Lessons in Quality and Patient Safety.

Zahida Esmail, BSc (Pharm), MHA was the recipient of the 2012 Emerging Health Leader Scholarship and was invited to participate on the Sweden Study Tour, which was held from April 22 – 27, 2012. The study tour brought together a small group of Canadian health care leaders to explore the current developments in Sweden’s health services policy and the organization of their health care system. The intent of the study tour is to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and experiences that will foster relationships between Canadians and their Swedish counterparts.

Spotlight on: The Mentorship Award and the Innovation Award for Healthcare Leadership / En vedette: le Prix pour le mentorat et le Prix pour le leadership innovateur en soins de santé

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The 2013 National Awards Program boasts 14 awards honouring leaders in healthcare, including senior executives, emerging leaders, administrative and operational teams, nurses, students and more.

Over the next few issues of Communiqué we will be profiling the various awards and calling for your nominations. Award recipients will receive paid travel and accommodations, and a complimentary registration to attend the National Health Leadership Conference. Award presentations will be held at the College’s National Awards Gala, the Annual General Meeting and at the National Health Leadership Conference. All events are being held in Niagara Fall, Ontario June 9 – 11, 2013.

Call for Nominations: 2013 National Awards Program / Appel de candidatures : Programme national des prix 2013

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The College is now inviting nominations for the 2013 National Awards Program.

To nominate a program, individual or team for an award, please download the appropriate award template, available on the College’s web site. The award template includes everything you need to complete your nomination, including the award criteria, the nomination form and the report template.

The ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge: September 2012 update / Le Défi Résultats ImagiNation : Mise à jour de septembre 2012

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The ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge: Learn from Health IT Trailblazers

Since its launch in the fall of 2011, the ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge has sought to accelerate the use and spread of innovative solutions in health care information and communication technologies (ICT) with the potential to improve health care quality and the patient experience in Canada. Through this team-based Challenge, Infoway is offering one million dollars in awards to teams whose solutions are used most and those with the strongest growth in users from January 2012 to March 2013 in four Challenge categories: e-scheduling, patient access to health information, clinical synoptic reporting and medication reconciliation.

New members: July, August, September 2012 / Nouveaux membres: juillet, août, septembre 2012

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Period of June 15, 2012 to September 14, 2012 – listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

Gregory D. Hoffort
Executive Director, St. Joseph's Hospital of Estevan (Estevan, SK)

Barbara E. Thompson
Director of Mental Health and Addictions Services, Sunrise Health Region (Yorkton, SK)

College members on-the-move: July, August, September 2012 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche: juillet, août, septembre 2012

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Period of June 15, 2012 to September 14, 2012 – listed by Chapters:

Derry G. Martens
FROM:  Chief Executive Officer, Churchill Regional Health Authority (Churchill, MB)
TO: Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Hospital (Gravelbourg, SK)

Anthony M. Weeks
FROM:  Lead, Change Management and Performance, Health Shared Services Saskatchewan (Regina, SK)
TO: Vice President, Change Management and Performance, Health Shared Services Saskatchewan (Regina, SK)

Membership renewal: September 2012 / Renouvellement de la cotisation: septembre 2012

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The College will launch our 2013 membership renewal campaign on October 1st, 2012. Throughout the year, the College has made it a priority to be visible and accessible to our members, chapters and partners. As a result, the profile of the College is growing and there is increasing interest in the College as an important vehicle for professional development and leadership issues in the Canadian health care system.

HPRS™: 2013 Schedule of Events / SEPSMD : Calendrier des événements 2013

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At our recent meeting on September 7th, 2012, the Corporate Advisory Council approved the 2013 HPRS™ Schedule of Events. Dates are now available. We ask our corporate members to secure their space at their earliest as events are filling up quickly!

Corporate membership renewal launch / Campagne de renouvellement d'adhésion

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The College will be launching its 2013 corporate membership renewal campaign in mid-October. Look for your renewal notice coming soon!


Le collège lancera sa campagne de renouvellement d'adhésion pour l'année 2013 à la mi-Octobre. Votre avis de renouvellement est à venir bientôt!

National Health Leadership Conference: Call for Abstracts / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé : Appel de présentations

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Call for Abstracts Now Available!

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (College) and the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) are pleased to co-host the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed From rhetoric to action: Achieving person and family-centered health systems, the conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 10-11, 2013.

Volunteers for the NHLC abstract review / Bénévoles pour l’examen des résumés pour la CNLS

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From rhetoric to action: Achieving person and family-centered health systems

The Planning Committee for the NHLC seeks volunteers who are knowledgeable about the conference theme and sub-topics and willing to help with the abstract review process for the 2013 conference. Please click here for more information on the Call for Abstracts.

HealthAchieve 2012

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Presented by the Ontario Hospital Association
November 5-7, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario

This conference is offered in English.

One of the largest and most prestigious healthcare gatherings in North America, HealthAchieve aims to inspire ideas and innovation with over 50 informative and engaging educational sessions along with its award-winning exhibit floor, where close to 300 exhibitors showcase the latest healthcare products, services and technologies.

Advancing Clinical Practice – Knowing is Better / Progression de la pratique clinique – Vaut mieux savoir

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The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in health care is gaining momentum. Health care professionals in many parts of the country are already working with electronic systems and seeing easier access to information needed for care, improved communication and coordination with colleagues, more efficient ways of working, and other benefits.

EXTRA Program - 2012 Congratulations / Programme FORCES - 2012 Félicitations

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The College would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to all members who completed the EXTRA program in 2012.

As a partner with CHSRF's Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Program, the College has established a strategic alliance whereby the EXTRA cohorts who are members of the College will be eligible for a subsidized rate when they enroll in the CHE Program. For information on applying to this program, please visit CHSRF.

Healthcare Management Forum : Summer feature article abstract / Forum Gestion des soins de santé : Résumé de l’article de fond de l’été

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Finding Canada's healthcare equilibrium
D. Wayne Taylor, PhD, FCIM

Economic equilibrium, in which demand for health services is in balance with supply, is an elusive phenomenon in advanced healthcare systems worldwide, yet some countries have come closer to economic stasis than Canada. In 2008, the Euro-Canada Health Consumer Index ranked Canada 30th out of 30 countries studied for value for money. Wait times were Canada's weakest spot, and, in terms of system design, context, and economics, there was clear evidence that Canada's healthcare system was out of equilibrium.

Our history: Study Circle Program to begin in June / Notre histoire : Début des cercles d’étude en juin

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Study Circles are small group, participant-led programs which examine a health administration topic over the course of six to eight meetings. Each meeting lasts between two and three hours. The content for the meetings come from a variety of readings outlined in a Study Guide provided to each member of the circle. Each selection is read by a single member, who prepares a report for the rest of the group. Discussion focuses on the practical application of the material covered.