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.

Carol Annett: There’s No Place like Home

Thank you to Carol Annett, President and CEO of VHA Home HealthCare and our Guest Editor for the December issue of The HIROC Insider. Carol looks to the year ahead and the importance of having an open and inquiring mind, a big heart, and the courage to take risks.

Five HIROC Subscribers Named 2019 Safety Grants Recipients

This year HIROC received an impressive 47 proposal submissions to the 2019 Safety Grants Program

The 2019 program focused on obstetrical-perinatal harm – a significant medical-legal and patient safety issue for healthcare systems and for those they serve, newborns and their families. 

Of the 47 applications, five HIROC subscribers have been named 2019 Safety Grant recipients. They are:

Preparing for Winter

Strategies to avoid or reduce the impact of common property claims in winter

Helping the Helpers

Rocky Prosser on keeping staff, patients and facilities safe at Kingston Health Sciences Centre

How to Move Ahead After a Data Breach

Over the last few months, hundreds of thousands of Canadians have had their personal information stolen or exposed online. This year, in particular, several multinational organizations discovered and reported data breaches involving the personal information of Canadians (e.g. Capital One SIN no. breach, Desjardins breach). While these organizations had significant resources dedicated to protecting themselves against such breaches, they were not immune. 

Windows 7 Support to End on January 14, 2020

As your trusted healthcare safety advisor, we wanted to bring an important software issue to your attention. This article is intended to raise awareness of an upcoming deadline for Windows 7

We encourage you to share this article with anyone at your organization who oversees technology and security.