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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,...

2013-02-14 12:24:56

EDMONTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada welcomes Dr. Cy Frank as its newest Councillor, appointed by the province of Alberta. Dr. Cy Frank is currently Professor in the Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Calgary; the McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis Research; Executive Director of the provincial Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute; and VP, Research Strategy, Alberta Health Services....

2012-11-07 08:27:53

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Health Council of Canada is appearing before the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to make recommendations on the post-approval monitoring of prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada. Health Council representatives include Dr. Ingrid Sketris, Councillor and pharmacist, and John G. Abbott, CEO. "We're pleased to see the Senate Committee tackle this important issue" said Abbott. "We hope our input can contribute...

2012-09-21 02:23:49

Councillors and Quebec's Commissaire meet to exchange ideas on public reporting of health reform on September 24 QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada and the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec will convene for a joint meeting on September 24 in Quebec City. This collaboration is part of an ongoing relationship between the Health Council and the Commissaire, in an effort to exchange ideas and...

2012-04-16 02:28:10

The Health Council of Canada releases a new report on home care in Canada TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the Health Council of Canada released Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada?  The report provides the first cross Canada snapshot on the needs of home care clients and their caregivers. The report looked at data from five regions including Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Yukon...

2012-04-03 06:26:16

Report calls for continued federal leadership towards transforming our health care system to meet the objectives set out in the 2004 accord  TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Health Council of Canada welcomes the recent report issued by the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. The committee reviewed the remaining work that is needed to meet the goals of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. The resulting document, Time for Transformative...