The national voice for an efficient healthcare system in Canada.
Our purpose. Benefit organizations for the first time from a Canadian program completely and exclusively developed by a team of doctors, nurses, technicians, and healthcare professionals
In 2004, the World Health Organization launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. International Patient Safety Goals promoted by the World Health Organization have helped Canadian organizations and professionals to address specific evidence based areas of concern. The World Health Organization has promoted the Six Patient Safety Goals around the world as the most problematic areas and with the most evidence. Universities across Canada address such areas of concern in their courses for healthcare providers. Despite the multiple organizations in Canada and United States authorized to write healthcare standards, they all recognize the World Health Organization's top areas of risk for an accreditation award: Goal 1: Identify patients correctly. Goal 2: Improve communication. Goal 3: Improve the safety of high-alert medications. Goal 4: Ensure safe surgery. Goal 5: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections. Goal 6: Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls
What sets us apart: We believe Canadians deserve no more long wait times.
We are the only Canadian certification body working exclusively with the top hospitals and healthcare organizations.
* Other very recommended Canadian accreditation organizations: Carf Canada, Canadian Accreditation Council, Canadian Centre for Accreditation, CSA Group Testing & Certification, Bureau de normalisation du Quebec, Canadian General Standards Board, QMI-SAI Canada, LabTest certification, and Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.
Hospital News and articles:
St. John's surgeon warns hospital-only cataract surgery will mean longer wait times for patients
Dr. Christopher Jackman says patients facing two-year wait, leaving province for procedure
Mark Quinn · CBC News · Posted: Jun 05, 2018 6:10 PM NT | Last Updated: June 5
Dartmouth General, QEII meet provincial offload standard only 17% of the time
Michael Gorman · CBC News · Posted: Oct 10, 2017 7:00 AM AT | Last Updated: October 10, 2017
Capacity issues at some hospitals, such as the Dartmouth General, can lead to a backup of ambulances as paramedics wait to be able to transfer patients into the care of hospital staff. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
A memo sent to psychiatrists asks them to consider taking extra shifts and patients to relieve pressure
Kate Dubinski · CBC News · Posted: May 24, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: May 24
The London Health Sciences Centre's Victoria Hospital and Children's Hospital in London, Ont. (Dave Chidley/CBC)
London's mental health care system is so stretched, the city's largest hospital is asking psychiatrists to work extra shifts and look after more patients, a memo obtained by CBC News reveals.
Pamela Matthews, 45, died Aug. 18, 2009 in an air ambulance on the way to a London hospital, where was being sent for an emergency liver transplant.
Published on: May 8, 2018 | Last Updated: May 8, 2018 2:02 PM EDT
'We're tired, and we're stressed and we're burning out,' one Ontario nurse warns
Kas Roussy - CBC News
May 08, 2018
By Riley Denver
Let’s face it — no one likes to wait. This is especially true when you or a loved one can’t receive immediate care, whether it’s making an appointment with your family doctor or receiving more urgent life-saving surgery.
Staffing shortages widespread as province struggles to meet demand
CBC News · Posted: May 02, 2018 9:55 nhjlAM ET | Last Updated: May 2
Ontario follows national trend on wait times for medical procedures
Wait times increase for joint replacements and cataract surgery but remain stable for more urgent needs like radiation and hip fractures.
By THERESA BOYLE. Health Reporter.
Thu., April 12, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS TO CENTRAL ODONTOLOGICA DE YUCATAN (CODY) FOR ACHIEVING A CEHC FIRST LEVEL CERTIFICATION IN 2018.
CODY BECOMES THE ONLY CERTIFIED INDEPENDENT DENTAL CLINIC RECOMMENDED IN LATIN-AMERICA BY A CANADIAN ORGANIZATION.
Published Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:35AM EDT
Some Canadian couples struggling to get pregnant are giving up on Canadian fertility clinics and heading south for vacation packages with claims of successful fertilization.
CONGRATULATIONS TO AMERIMED HOSPITALS FOR ACHIEVING A CEHC SECOND LEVEL CERTIFICATION AND ITS JCI ACREDITATION IN 2018.
AMERIMED HOSPITAL CANCUN & AMERIMED HOSPITAL COZUMEL
Ottawa hospital monitoring outbreak of superbug MRSA
More from Elizabeth Payne
Published on: March 28, 2018 | Last Updated: March 28, 2018 5:07 PM EDT
The Ottawa Hospital is reporting outbreaks of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in two units at its General campus.
Professional Order of Medical Technologists warned about need for tighter security in 2017
CBC News Posted: Mar 20, 2018 7:02 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 20, 2018 7:25 AM ET
A hidden camera investigation by Radio-Canada has revealed lax security at the hematology and biochemistry lab of the Hull Hospital, despite a 2017 warning from Quebec's professional order of medical technologists calling for the institution to restrict access. (....)
Former patient's hallucinations included a swarm of fruit flies
Kas Roussy · CBC News · Posted: Mar 20, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 20
Robert Van Herpt was 53 when he decided to overhaul his life. A heavy drinker and smoker, he quit both at once cold turkey. He started a new antidepressant. It was, in many ways, a new beginning.
But it didn't go according to plan. Before long, Van Herpt stopped sleeping. And that's when he started seeing things. The fruit flies came first.
Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:37PM EDT
HALIFAX -- Lindsey Hubley was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease four days after giving birth and is now a quadruple amputee, has undergone a total hysterectomy and has been forced to spend the first seven months of her son's life in hospital.
Many Quebec Doctors Don't Want More Money, They Want Their Health-Care System Fixed
They say continual pay increases are "shocking" in light of the working conditions that nurses face.
One Quebec doctor says she does not want any more raises — she just wants the province's health-care system to improve.
"We want to serve the patient, and having more money will not do that, because we work in a system that has problems," Dr. Elisa Pucella told HuffPost Canada.
Why should physicians give up pay raises to subsidize government waste?
It's noble that some Quebec doctors want to forgo pay bumps. But all that does is let government off the hook
Until our elected officials prove that they will invest taxpayer dollars wisely and demonstrate robust returns, the suggestion that individual citizens should give up even more is a tall ask. (Goodluz/Shutterstock)
Adam Kassam · for CBC News · Posted: Mar 14, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 14
Published Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:54PM EST
The new Ontario Autism Program (OAP) was intended to improve wait times to get kids with Autism Spectrum Disorderthe intensive therapy they need to thrive.
Hospital wouldn't comment specifically on Ayesha Riaz's case, but confirms 3 cases of infection in February
They'd just had their first child when Riaz's life was cut short after she acquired streptococcus in the childbirth unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital. (Submitted by AhmShanifa Nasser · CBC News · Posted: Mar 08, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 8
Ayesha Riaz, right, and Ahmad Saleem met seven years ago, marrying in 2013.
10 people dead after strep infections in 2017, Toronto Public Health confirms
Deadly form of strep infection primarily strikes homeless people in shelters, experts sayAdrian Cheung
Group A Streptococcus is a strain of bacteria that lives in many people's noses, mouths and skin but can become dangerous and cause severe illness if it enters a person's bloodstream (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Associated Press)
"The question that haunts me is whether Stuart would still be with his family if he had been transferred to Ontario last Saturday, when he was cleared for travel"
Stuart Cline, 71 in Mexico before he collapsed last week.
New Brunswick mom seeking answers after infant daughter dies with respiratory virus
By Gabrielle Fahmy, CBC News Posted: Mar 06, 2018 4:00 AM AT Last Updated: Mar 06, 2018 1:10 PM AT
Tessa McAllister and Cody Hay believe their daughter Blayke could have been saved had she been admitted to the Miramichi Regional Hospital. (Gabrielle Fahmy/CBC)
'There's a big shortage of staff and we have no time to take care of people like we want to'
CBC News Posted: Feb 19, 2018 2:04 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 20, 2018 11:10 AM ET
Our rapidly aging society will place even greater pressure on the already expensive and mediocre Canadian health-care system. (Shutterstock)
Full article: https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/
Canada ranks 9th out of 11 countries in The Commonwealth Fund ‘Mirror, Mirror 2017’ report.
And it’s not just accessibility that is the problem. Against measures of effectiveness, safety, coordination, equity, efficiency and patient-centredness, the Canadian system is ranked by the Commonwealth Fund as
mediocre at best. We have an expensive system of health care that is clearly under-performing.
Chris Simpson, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine; David Walker, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Executive Director of the School of Policy Studies; Don Drummond, Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies; Duncan Sinclair, Professor of Health Services and Policy Research; and Ruth Wilson, Professor of Family Medicine.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.
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