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2013-10-28 08:30:12

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is proud to celebrate this year's Family Physicians of the Year with the announcement of the 2013 recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Award. Since 1972, the College has acknowledged family doctors for their outstanding patient care, significant contributions to the health and well-being of their local communities, and their commitment to family medicine, teaching and research. The award recipients...

2013-09-17 12:29:53

Actuarial Research Shows Just How Fast Action is Needed OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Actuarial analysis of the Canadian health care system concludes that, at current growth rates, costs will eventually be at levels such that provinces and territories will be required to spend the major part of their budgets on health care - at the expense of other programs such as education, social welfare and infrastructure. Using the current Canada Health Transfer (CHT), health care...

2013-07-30 20:22:42

CALGARY, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) applauds the work of the Canadian Medical Association, and the many Canadians they consulted, towards the creation of their recently released town hall report. The resultant 12 recommendations related to income, housing, nutrition and food security, and early childhood development are far-reaching but attainable--particularly if governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and...

2013-05-27 12:20:54

Participants report more than 3 million uses as award recipients announced OTTAWA, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Infoway's ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge participants serve as examples of how the adoption and use of digital solutions that improve health care can be increased across Canada, according to Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. Some 43 teams from across Canada with a range of innovations took part, from online access to lab test results in B.C. to tools...

2013-05-22 08:27:14

CALGARY, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Wait times in the Canadian healthcare system have been manufactured by out-of-date and technically corrupt approaches to capacity management and planning. That's the conclusion of "Full House", the feature article of the latest Six Sigma Forum, a peer reviewed publication of The American Society for Quality. "Every provincial jurisdiction in Canada has its own wait time creation myths," says author Robert Gerst of Converge Consulting Group. "In Alberta,...

2013-04-25 12:26:32

-- Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes to ride her bike coast to coast to coast to talk about mental health with schools and community organizations in every province and territory -- Starting next March 2014, Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk will span more than 100 days and 12,000 kilometres - concluding in Ottawa on Canada Day 2014 -- Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk is supported by leading...

2013-04-16 08:25:51

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Priority Health is laying the groundwork to become the first health plan in Michigan to publish specific, regionalized health care costs and quality information by procedure, facility and physician. The company announced today it has signed a contract with Healthcare Blue Book to publish costs associated with more than 300 health care services most utilized by members of Priority Health. (Photo:...

2013-04-02 15:22:56

Seeing a doctor within a month of an emergency room visit for chest pain significantly reduced the risk of heart attack or death among high risk patients, according to research published the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Chest pain is the most common reason people go to the emergency room in developed countries and accounts for more than 5 million ER visits each year in the United States. The study is the first to demonstrate the importance of follow-up care for chest...

2013-03-25 08:26:33

The Health Council releases newest report on quality improvement in Canada TORONTO, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada's newest report on quality improvement, Which way to quality? Key perspectives on quality improvement in Canadian health care systems, calls for the establishment of common and measureable goals to achieve quality improvement in Canada's health care systems. While many Canadians believe we have one of the best health care systems in the world,...

2013-01-31 12:28:01

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Health care is a large and essentially recession-proof part of Canada's economy, creating more than 10 per cent of the country's total gross domestic product (GDP) annually and supporting more than two million jobs, according to a Conference Board of Canada analysis for its Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care. ------------------------------ HIGHLIGHTS -- At over 10 per cent of GDP, the health care industry in Canada...