Health Infrastructure

787 articles:
by Wendy Glauser

Breaking down barriers: Learning health system connects researchers, health professionals and communities

Too often, health-care innovations don’t actually improve health systems – the innovators haven't collaborated with patients, and doctors, and other stakeholders. But a different approach, the learning health system, is trying to change that.

by Madhav Sinha

Quality management principles lacking in health-care planning

Canada's response to the pandemic has ignored the principles of quality-control planning and quality management. Having one could have saved us over $100 billion.

by Yuliya Rackal Nadha Hassen

Tackling racism in health care

Health-care institutions must reflect critically on whether they're ready to make the commitment necessary to do antiracist work by investing time and money to bring about systemic change. Anything less is performative.

by Laura Shoots

Health-care workers’ safety: it’s time to prioritize us, too

We should be doing everything we can to prevent every single case of health-care worker illness, and this includes fully vaccinating them as soon as possible.

by Brandon Tang

Healing Assembly Line Medicine

How "deep work," work performed in a state of intense focus, can improve a health-care system that leaves patients dissatisfied and physicians burned out.

by Paul Taylor

Patient Navigator: Hospital program aims to boost vaccination rate among health-care workers

Paul Taylor responds to people asking why hospitals aren't requiring health-care workers to get vaccinated – or get placed on unpaid leave.

by Maeve Gamble

‘Do we have space to pump’: Another barrier for female physicians

More than half of Canada’s young doctors may be women, but our hospitals force breastfeeding physicians into shower stalls, bathrooms, hallways and makeshift lactation spaces.

by Danielle Cruise Julia Dobrowolski

‘Our hearts are breaking’: Disparities in access, funding put IVF treatments out of reach for many Canadians

Despite the praise Canada receives for its universal health-care system, the current patchwork of financial coverage and unequal distribution of IVF clinics is failing too many people.

by Natasha Milijasevic Shannon Maier Terence Tang

Joy in work on a COVID Unit? Yes, Really

The leadership team knew that without creating a safe environment for our healthcare workers – both physical and psychological – we would not achieve the goals we had set for the newly implemented COVID wards

by David To

The challenges of health privacy: From the ER to virtual care

Though health privacy is now a larger focus in training, it can be hard to put into practice, causing systemic privacy breaches.

by John Fralick Michael Fralick Robbie Goldstein

TBT – Dr. Robbie Goldstein on COVID-19

Throwback to our interview - how Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston prepared, and adapted, to a massive influx of patients with COVID-19.

by Danyaal Raza Edward Xie

Let’s turn wealth into health with a 1% tax on the rich

by Melissa Lem Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers

Healthcare’s alarming carbon footprint can no longer be ignored

by P. Andrea Lum

Taking action on physician wellbeing

by Graham Hudson Rebecca Cheff Mylini Saposan Arnav Agarwal

COVID-19 exposing cracks in our universal healthcare

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