Quarterly Newsletter of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Fall 2020
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Message from Your Board Chair
ACHE Canada Members: Stay Tuned for our Branding Survey
New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare
ACHE Canada Member Spotlight: Gilles Lanteigne
Message from Your ACHE Regent- Fall 2020
What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World
ACHE Canada Member Spotlight: Tony Weeks
ACHE News | Q3 2020
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2020 Chapter Officers

Todd Stepaniuk

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Vice Chair

Guy Bourbonnière 

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Leslie Benecki, FACHE 

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Chair, Audit Committee

Guy Bourbonnière

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Chair, Communications 

Francisco Grajales

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Chair, Membership & Advancement

Allan Katz 

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Chair, Programs

Shawn Drake

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Chair, Nominations

Frances Roesch, FACHE 

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New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare

Here, we highlight a diverse selection of new and noteworthy articles, reports, data and tools of interest to Canadian healthcare leaders. To view previous issues of New & Noteworthy, click here


Recent Reports

    The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test, New York Times, Sept 2020

    Public health ethics framework: A guide for use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Government of Canada, June 2020

    Accessing additional public health support for First Nations and Inuit communities during COVID-19, Government of Canada, July 2020

    Virtual Care- Recommendations for the scaling up of Virtual Medical Services- Report of the Virtual Care Task Force, CMA, Feb 2020

    Literature Review on Virtual Visits with Infographic, by the Alberta Medical Association, May 2020


    Research Articles

    Conversational Agents in Health Care: Scoping Review and Conceptual Analysis, L Tudor Car et al, J Med Internet Res 2020;22(8):e17158

    Firearm-related injuries and deaths in Ontario, Canada, 2002–2016: a population-based study, D Gomez et al, CMAJ. 192(42):E1253-63. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

    The impact of dementia and language on hospitalizations: a retrospective cohort of long-term care residents, K Riad et al, BMC Geriatr. 2020; Oct 8 [Epub ahead of print].

    Estimated surge in hospital and intensive care admission because of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada: a mathematical modelling study, S Mishra et al, CMAJ Open. 2020; 8(3):E593-604. Epub 2020 Sep 22.

    Assessment of Health Conditions and Health Service Use Among Transgender Patients in Canada, A Abramovich et al, AMA Netw Open. 2020; 3(8):e2015036. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

    Data, Tools & Resources

    Download Canada COVID-19 Mobile App

    Virtual-Visit Patient Preparation Checklist by CPSI 

    During Your Virtual-Visit Patient Checklist by CPSI 


    Upcoming Releases / Events / News

    Canadian Patient Safety Week: Oct 26-30

    Canada Health Infoway's Digital Health Week: Nov 16-22


    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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    Oct 29-30, 2020 - 2020 BC Health Leaders Conference
    Attend the Canadian College of Health Leaders Virtual 2020 BC Health Leaders Conference, themed “Finding your compass: Leading through uncertainty,” October 29-30 to discover how leadership through innovation, creativity, and flexibility can help you find and trust your leadership compass.
    Innovative leaders inspire their teams to be creative in finding and navigating effective solutions to today’s complex challenges in healthcare. Each session will help you create an environment where everyone’s voice can be heard, and everyone’s perspective can contribute to effective solutions.
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    Nov 16-18, 2020 - Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s 2020 Annual Conference: Building the New Normal 
    This year’s conference theme, Building the New Normal, will be held virtually and will tackle the public sectors latest challenges and unique opportunities in the wake of COVID-19, including the rise of technology and digital services, pandemic responses and best practices at all levels of Government, the future of work, economic recovery, governance and leadership and much more. This year’s conference will also feature workshops and networking opportunities designed to help job seekers in a changing employment landscape. 
    ACHE is co-hosting the Plenary session on Monday Nov. 16 and there are 1.5 ACHE credit hours authorized. 
    Nov 24-Dec 18, 2020 - Virtual Board of Governors Exam Review Course
    The Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management (BoG Exam) is a comprehensive multiple-choice exam testing 10 core healthcare management knowledge areas. This multi-week virtual  review course provides the opportunity to gain insight and information into all 10 core knowledge areas; explore effective test-taking strategies; review sample test questions; and gain a better understanding of the exam’s content, structure and scoring.

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    The Canadian Chapter of ACHE is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

    Vision: To be the professional association of choice for Canada's health leaders.

    Mission: To promote exceptional professional development through partnerships, networks and access to national and international resources enabling health care leadership excellence.