The September edition HMF is devoted to change management. The Guest Editor for this edition is Nancy Sears, RN, CHE, PhD. Nancy is a Professor of the School of Baccalaureate Nursing at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Listen to Alan Forster , MD, and his team discuss how The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) developed a Just Culture. They describe the concept of a Just Culture, why TOH initiated this transformation, and some of its early impacts. Forster is the VP of Innovation and Quality at the TOH.
Read Dan Cutfeet’s blog entry about the Namgis First Nation and health transformation in Alert Bay. Cutfeet is an MD in Alert Bay who often writes about the physicians’ perspective on how healthcare is provided in that area.
On October 1, look for the blog entry from Bobby Gheorghiu, MHSc, as he talks about a national prescribing service called PrescribeIT™ and how it enables community-based prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription to a patient’s pharmacy of choice. Gheorghiu is a Manager of Trending and Performance with Canada Health Infoway.
Watch as Carl Balcom , RN, CHE, talks about how his hospital used the LEAN methodology to expedite the treatment of acute ischemic stroke in the emergency room. Balcom is a registered nurse working in Texas, USA.
Participate in a tweetchat on September 17 at 8:30 p.m., EST, as an author discusses: How can non-clinical people be involved in organizational change? We have partnered with Colin Hung, co-founder of the healthcare leader community #HCLDR. The Special Guest will be Mike Heenan, CHE, PhD (cand.), Executive Lead of Health Transformation at the Ontario government.
Watch a preview of the article by Heenan as it outlines an 8-day study on patient flow as part of the Brant Community Healthcare System. He shares what non-clinical staff learned from observing the patient journey, how it changed their understanding of clinical workflow, and how it would impact their future approach as non-clinical professionals.
Join us on September 24 (12:00-1:00 p.m., EST) for a webinar with Ron Lindstrom, FCCHL, PhD, and his team as they describe the process taken to develop the recently-launched Emergency Medicine Network in British Columbia. Lindstrom is the former Editor-in-Chief of HMF and is a professor at both UBC and Royal Roads universities.
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