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Small Changes with Impact: The Third Chair in Triage™

As President of Patients Canada, I’m excited to share the work we’ve been doing on Key Performance Targets (KPTs) with those of you following my blog. 448 more words

Sholom Glouberman

QAPI: A Steep Learning Curve for Many

I am becoming increasingly concerned that many, if not most, post-acute/long-term care organizations are poorly prepared to embrace the requirements of the looming Quality Assessment Performance Improvement… 555 more words

Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Policy: Medicare

We hear about the behemoth that is medicare – insurance for the elderly and those with permanent disabilities funded by the federal government. We know that much of the funding for graduate medical education comes from Medicare dollars, that many of our patients rely on this service for their healthcare needs, and that it comprises a significant proportion of our national healthcare expenditure. 45 more words

Healthcare Policy

Law School. Check. Bar. Check. Job...

Everyone has their life planned out in their head to work out perfectly at every stage of their life.  Once we finish high school we plan to get into the college of our choice without having to worry about how to fund our education.   642 more words


Redesigning hospital rooms from the patient perspective

Last Friday, an article in the New York Times described the patient rooms in the new University Medical Center of Princeton, New Jersey. The architect is Michael Graves who is in a wheelchair after suffering from meningitis some years ago. 368 more words

Canadian Healthcare

Moving Away From Sick Care

There is a saying that goes, “America doesn’t have a healthcare system – we have a sick-care system.” I don’t know whether that quote is attributable to an individual or not, but the connotation is that what for decades has served as a healthcare delivery system belies the underlying premise that the individuals benefitting from that system’s value proposition are, indeed, healthy. 441 more words

Healthcare Reform