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Dec 232013

Why Change is Hard

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There are few universal constants in life (aside from death and taxes), but one pervasive truth exists: change is hard. There are many reasons for this; inertia, taking comfort from familiar routines, and a misdirected desire to function at peak efficiency are just some of the reasons that people resist change. In the end, we are all creatures ...

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Dec 232013

What is a Clinical Pathway?

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Clinical pathways, a.k.a care pathways, critical pathways, care maps or integrated care pathways, are a widely accepted and highly utilized way to set out all the decisions and services involved in treating a condition. These pathways use the current best evidence and best practice gained from systematic reviews, as well as input from ...

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Dec 172013

Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network Newsletter

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Hot Off the Press Read the December 2013 Edition of the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network quarterly newsletter to learn about the latest developments in bone and joint health in Alberta. Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to read the newsletter. Share:

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Canada Needs to Move out of the Shadows of the Industrial Age of Medicine and into the Information Age
Nov 222013

Canada Needs to Move out of the Shadows of the Industrial Age of Medicine and into the Information Age

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Deborah Marshall tells leaders of Canadian business, industry and government that public health care needs to move out of the shadows of the Industrial Age of medicine and into the Information Age. The shift is needed – and quickly – as chronic illness, which requires long-term, tailored care and active patient participation, takes ...

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Oct 232013

Cochrane Award for Research Recognizes Deborah Marshall’s Outstanding Work

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Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Director of Health Technology Assessment, has recieved the Cochrane Award for Research – a faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award from the Faculty Promotions Committee, University of Calgary. Deborah, who is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of ...

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Aug 052013

Watch Dr. Don Dick on Innovating for Patients – YouTube

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Innovative thinking and determination by physicians is changing health care in ways that benefit millions of Canadians. Watch Dr. Don Dick, orthopaedic surgeon and vice-chair of ABJHI’s Board, in this Canadian Medical Association television ad on innovating for patients.   Share:

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Aug 052013

Cy Frank Awarded The Order of the University of Calgary

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  Cy Frank, ABJHI’s Chief Medical Advisor, was awarded The Order of The University of Calgary during convocation ceremonies for the faculties of medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on May 9. Dr. Frank received the award for his distinguished service to the university. Cy has been a faculty member at the University of Calgary for ...

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ABJHI’s Chief Medical Advisor Appointed Alberta’s First Health Council of Canada Representative
Aug 052013

ABJHI’s Chief Medical Advisor Appointed Alberta’s First Health Council of Canada Representative

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Dr. Cy Frank, ABJHI’s Chief Medical Advisor, has been appointed by the Alberta government as its representative on the Health Council of Canada. He is the province’s first representative on the council, which was formed to monitor and report on the progress of health care renewal in Canada. “Dr. Frank’s credentials, international ...

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May 032013

Healthy, wealthy and wise: we need to recognize that health drives wealth

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Is the formula for Canada’s success to be wealthy, healthy and wise or to be healthy, wealthy and wise? The difference may appear subtle, but it gets to the heart of a question that has serious implications for the future of publicly funded health care: have we Canadians been missing out on the opportunity to use health care system as an ...

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Feb 012013

Efficiency Initiative Helps Hip, Knee Clinic Reduce Wait Times

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CALGARY – Patients seeking pre- and post-operative care at the city’s busiest hip and knee clinic have seen their wait times cut almost in half thanks to a wait-time reduction initiative jointly supported by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and other partners. In a one-year period, the wait time between referral to the surgeon-owned Alberta ...

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