Quarterly Newsletter of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Summer 2019
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Message from Your Board Chair
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2019
Elections Process for 2020 Board of Directors
Call for Nominations: 2019 Regent's Award for Canada
Improved Communication Leads to Higher Patient Outcomes, Lower Readmission Rates
ACHE Canada Member Spotlight: Danielle Swerhone
New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare
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2019 Chapter Officers

Frances Roesch, FACHE 

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Vice Chair

Todd Stepaniuk   

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Leslie Benecki, FACHE 

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Chair, Audit Committee

Guy Bourbonnière

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Chair, Communications 

Paula Neves, PhD

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Chair, Membership & Advancement

Todd Stepanuik   

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Chair, Programs

David Matear, FACHE

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Regent &

Chair, Nominations

Danielle Swerhone, FACHE

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New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare

In this new feature of the quarterly newsletter, we highlight a diverse selection of new and noteworthy articles, reports, data and tools of interest to Canadian healthcare leaders. We welcome your feedback. If you have comments or suggestions, please email achecanada@achemail.net.


Recent Reports

    A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire, Public Health Agency of Canada, Jun 2019

    Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, Final Report & Recommendations, Jul 2019

    A Prescription for Canada: Achieving Pharmacare for All. Final Report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, Jun 2019

    National Report: Apparent Opioid-related Deaths in Canada, Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses, Public Health Agency of Canada, Jun 2019

    The Future of Connected Health Care, Reporting Canadians’ Perspectives on the Health Care System, CMA, Aug 2019

    The Price of Public Health Care Insurance 2019, Fraser Institute, Aug 2019

    Health and Safety Report, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Aug 2019

    Violence Facing Health Care Workers in Canada, Report of the Standing Committee on Health, House of Commons Canada, Jun 2019.

    Research Articles

    Prescription drug coverage in Canada: a review of the economic, policy and political considerations for universal pharmacare. Brandt, Jaden, Shearer, Brenna,  Morgan, Steven J. Pharm Policy Pract. 2018; 11: 28.

    The associations between staffing hours and quality of care indicators in long-term care. Boscart, V et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018; 18: 750.

    Immigration factors and potentially avoidable hospitalizations in Canada. Laberge, Maude and Marc Leclerc. SSM Popul Health. 2019 Apr; 7: 100336.

    The impact of the adoption of a patient rostering model on primary care access and continuity of care in urban family practices in Ontario, Canada. Singh, Jatinderpreet et al, BMC Fam Pract. 2019; 20: 52.

    Factors Influencing Delays in Patient Access to New Medicines in Canada: A Retrospective Study of Reimbursement Processes in Public Drug Plans. Salek, Sam et al. Front Pharmacol. 2019; 10: 196.


    Data, Tools & Resources

      Your Health System | Quick Stats, CIHI

      Health Reports, Statistics Canada

      International Health Care System Profiles, Commonwealth Fund


      Upcoming Releases / Events

      Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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      Do you have a resource or publication that should be featured in future editions of New & Newsworthy? Please email your recommendations for future content to achecanada@achemail.net.

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