Team-based care seems like an obvious and logical concept. There are lots of somewhat cheesy sayings like “Two heads are better than one”, “Less me, more we”, “Teamwork makes the dream work” etc, etc. Yet many of our experiences in
In my last post I talked about how Greg was an innovative thinker who loved to challenge the status quo. What I love about digital health tools is not that they are amazing innovations or extraordinary technological feats of genius
Greg wanted to have positive impact on everyone around him. There is a collection of quotes in a notebook he referred to as his “book of everything” “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never
The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) plays a critical role in our health system. As an independent body that takes a system level view and whose efforts promote and improve of patent safety and health service quality across Alberta
We are now early into 2017 and at a time when it is tradition to reflect on what was significant during the past year and what is expected and hoped to be accomplished in the upcoming year. 2016 Highlights For us,
Today marks the third anniversary of the release of the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s (HQCA) public release of the Continuity of Patient Care Study. It was their investigation of our son Greg’s tragic journey in Alberta’s health treatment “system”.
Throughout 2016 the College of Physicians and Surgeons have been working to address one of the recommendations from the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s 2013 Continuity of Care study (Recommendation #2). Starting in January 2017, physicians will have to meet new timeframes
The Alberta Legislature is now back in session after a number of months of the MLAs being away. While the Legislature was quiet, some important events came to light. On the health system front, there are some outstanding questions that
On July 18th, Alberta Health Services issued a report resulting from a joint investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and Alberta Health Services “into inadequate reprocessing and sterilization of medical devices” in the North Town Medical
We certainly appreciate very much the work that the team with the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) did to investigate what has been accomplished since the recommendations made in the first report the Continuity of Patient Care Study.