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Start Your Engines!

Every day for nearly a month, patients, staff, physicians and volunteers at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) walked by a model racetrack with the words “START YOUR ENGINES!" written across the top – an unusual sight for those who weren't in the know.

Health System Reform: Lessons from the West

Sharing stories is part of what makes us human. In the case of health system reform in Canada, these stories can provide unique learning opportunities. With their pulse on what’s trending in healthcare, Longwoods recently hosted a Breakfast with the Chiefs session to offer insights into Ontario’s Health Teams, based on the lived experience of two diverse leaders.

Recommitment to Resilience

When we hear the word resilience we often think about ourselves – who we are as people, and how we recover from stressful situations. But in the insurance world, the definition of resilience is also applied to our teams, our organization, and the physical buildings we live and work in.

Bold: HIROC’s 2018 Year in Review

In the past year, HIROC‘s mission was to be bolder than ever before. In our 2018 Year in Review, this theme runs deep.

Released on April 29, our 2018 Year in Review profiles the path HIROC and its subscribers took over the course of the year. “The past year was quite an interesting one,” said HIROC’s CEO Catherine Gaulton (page 2). “One constant for each of us, has been the focus we maintain on safety.”

Ready or Not, Here Comes AI

A future with AI is coming. Read about what Brian Hodges, Executive-Vice President of Education and Chief Medical Officer at the University Health Network (UHN), has to say about it.

The Rule of Three

Kevin Smith, President and CEO of UHN, spoke at last month's Breakfast with the Chiefs on improving quality and safety in an overburdened healthcare system.

Staff Pick: 21 Questions

HIROC’s Jodi Carruthers shares 21 questions that healthcare boards should be asking their senior team about risk.