HIROC has the pulse on what’s new and trending. Our aim is to share your knowledge and best practices with subscribers across Canada. Our news is tailored for you, to help inspire you to move the dial on healthcare safety.

The Property Top Three

Three ways to minimize risk at your facility.

From small facilities to large hospitals, every organization should be thinking about facility maintenance and risk mitigation. Property incidents can happen without warning and can result in costly claims. 

The Pulse of the Community

How the Toronto Birth Centre maintains a focus on partnership and education.

At the Toronto Birth Centre, a long history of midwifery plays a role in programming and care delivery today. For Executive Director, Roberta Pike, looking to the past is, on one hand, about celebrating the advances since the regulation of Ontario midwifery 25 years ago. But it is also about honouring those midwives, especially Indigenous midwives, who practiced long before.


A Partnership Rooted in Shared Values

The AOM and HIROC celebrate not one, but two milestones.

The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) and midwives across the province are valued subscribers, and one of HIROC’s best examples of a positive and collaborative partnership.

This spring HIROC was honoured to celebrate with Ontario’s midwives as they marked the 25th anniversary of publicly funded, regulated midwifery, and the restoration of indigenous midwifery in Ontario.

Better Outcomes Together

The 2019 HIROC Conference offers delegates a glimpse into the future of data, communication, and healthcare safety 

Canada: The Country to Beat

At the 2019 National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) in Toronto, over 800 healthcare leaders descended on the city, just minutes from the famed Jurassic Park.

This year’s conference created a seismic shift in energy. Between talks of healthcare innovation, and the fact that almost every session and many hallway conversations were also peppered with buzz from the NBA playoffs – NHLC 2019 was certainly one to remember.

It Takes a Village

Have you ever thought of yourself as a little transport unit for healthcare organizations? I hadn’t until I heard Huda Idrees, Founder of Dot Health, speak at InnovationEX last month. She talked about patients who carry stacks of papers and binders with their health information from hospital to clinic, from provider to specialist.

Not Goodbye, But See You Soon

This month Polly Stevens will be retiring from her role as Vice President, Healthcare Safety & Risk Management at HIROC. Over the course of Polly’s 35-year career in clinical operations, quality, patient safety and risk management, she has made an incredible impact on healthcare in Canada.

Luckily Polly won’t be going too far, as she shifts to a new role dedicated to strategy, learning and leadership development at HIROC.

The Power of Storytelling

"What unites people?” asked Tyrion Lannister in the Game of Thrones series finale. “Stories. There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story.” Tyrion was on to something. When told well, stories are sticky, they are memorable, and most of all… a good story can drive change.