“Did you know that the time of day when you take your blood pressure medication might be important? The University of Alberta is leading BedMed, a Canada-wide blood pressure study, to answer important questions on treatment for high blood pressure. With your help, we can find out.” (Bedmed Facebook Page.)
“Pharmaceutical companies gave at least $116 million to patient advocacy groups in a single year, reveals a new database logging 12,000 donations from large publicly traded drugmakers to such organizations….
The database, called “Pre$cription for Power,” shows that donations to patient advocacy groups tallied for 2015 — the most recent full year in which documents required by the Internal Revenue Service were available — dwarfed the total amount the companies spent on federal lobbying. The 14 companies that contributed $116 million to patient advocacy groups reported only about $63 million in lobbying activities that same year.
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Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your abstract for this year’s Quality Summit is on April 18th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MT. The theme of this year’s summit is “1 + 1 = 3,” with the goal being to create synergy to transform Alberta’s health system.
Abstracts will be accepted in the following two themes:
Stream 1: Transformation through Innovation
“This is for you rebels out there! Are you trying something completely new or different in your area; going boldly where no person has gone before? This stream is for you – we want to hear your radical ideas and emerging ways of how to improve care. You might only have limited results that your idea is on the right track, but we want to hear how you are breaking new ground, how you made it happen and what you believe is possible for the future! The summit is an opportunity to seek input, inspire collaboration, and motivate action at an early stage in your project.
The definition of innovation that we are hoping to showcase is: New ideas that oppose and contradict our accepted ways of delivering health care services.”
Stream 2: Successful Quality Improvement Projects
“If you have implemented a successful quality improvement project and want to show it off, this is the category for you! We want to hear about your evidence-based improvement projects for delivering healthcare services and advancing a culture of patient and family centered care. Your journey doesn’t necessarily need to be complete – just show us what you’ve done so far and what could be possible in the future.”
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***Remember, the deadline for submissions is April 18th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MT***
When an on-duty paramedic walks into a building, it is typically to provide medical care and services to someone. However, when the paramedic is Adam Loria and the facility is the Whitehorn Village, something else may be occurring.
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“Stakeholders within a system have within them the creativity and wisdom to confront even the most difficult challenge” –Juanita Brown
What are you doing on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. MST? Why not take part in this exciting opportunity to innovate our health system! Click here to register for this free event.
Do you live or work in the province of Alberta and are you:
- an older adult (65 years of age and over),
- a caregiver of an older adult (spouse; family member; friend; neighbour), or
- a clinician or health/social care provider (doctor; nurse; care aides; allied health provider; pharmacist; social worker) working with older adults?
If so, the Scientific Office of Alberta’s Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network invites you to complete the following survey. By responding to the survey, you will be helping to determine the direction/priorities for future research and initiatives in the area of seniors’ health. Thanks in advance for your participation.
Are you are resident of Alberta? Are you interested in helping to improve the healthcare system in Alberta? If so, why not become a member of the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s Patient and Family Advisor Committee. Click here to find out more.
Deadline to apply is March 18th, 2018.
Currently, we are seeking your response in terms of how you want your healthcare supported. Please consider casting your vote and letting your voice be heard.
How do you want your health/healthcare supported?
1. One-to-one with doctor – in-person office visit with optional phone calls and virtual contact.
2. Team of health professional- in-person office visit with optional phone calls and virtual contact. #healthcare #AMA
— Patients 4 Change (@Pts4Chg) February 12, 2018