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9000 Points of Care: Improving Access to Affordable Healthcare

1942
Many of Canada’s pharmacists, community pharmacies, drug manufacturers, and pharmaceutical distributors, are acutely aware of how challenges facing the delivery of care affect the quality of life of the people our health system is designed to serve: Canadians. Building on the growing need for practical and implementable solutions, we as leaders in Canada’s broader pharmacy community have chosen to collaborate – as business leaders, healthcare professionals, and as Canadians – to share our knowledge and experience. Out of this collaboration has come Broader Pharmacy’s Plan for Improving Access to Affordable Healthcare. It outlines five key initiatives that seek to improve patient outcomes, contain costs, and ensure the sustainability of our healthcare system for the sake of the patients of tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sustainable Solutions Report: A Focus on Immunization

1941
The Sustainable Solutions Report: A Focus on Immunization is the second in a series of reports that will be issued by Shoppers Drug Mart exploring different ways pharmacists can contribute to reforming our health care system through cost-cutting, wait times reduction, improving patient care and generally making Canadians healthier.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sustainable Solutions Report: A Focus on Managing Complex Chronic Diseases

1940
The Sustainable Solutions Report: A Focus on Managing Complex Chronic Diseases is the first in a series of reports that will be issued by Shoppers Drug Mart exploring different ways pharmacists can contribute to reforming our health care system through cost-cutting, wait times reduction, improving patient care and generally making Canadians healthier.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sustainable Solutions Report: A Focus on Pharmacist Medication Reviews

1939
In this document, we examine how pharmacists, as medication experts, are well-positioned to help Canadians better manage their medications. A medication review can improve health outcomes by educating patients on the safe and effective use of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and natural health products. Medication reviews can also facilitate better communication among health care providers, including physicians and pharmacists, resulting in improved patient care.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada

1937
A Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy calls for governments, insurers, policy makers, and pharmaceutical companies to recognize that the present hybrid system we are using to fund prescription drug purchases isn’t working. As Dr. Marc-André Gagnon’s paper makes clear, our current system is unfair, inequitable, and wastes money in many different ways, from excessive administrative fees to government tax subsidies, to unnecessary and expensive treatments. Reform in the current context isn’t radical; rather, it’s the rational, responsible choice we need to make.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

1935
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) provides timely, informed and unbiased assessments of urgent issues affecting the health of Canadians. These assessments, which are based on evidence reviews and leading expert opinion, provide conclusions and recommendations in the name of CAHS. CAHS Fellows are those who have a history of outstanding performance in the academic health sciences in Canada.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Women’s College Hospital

1934
Women's College Hospital is well established as a leader in women's health - our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years - the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women's College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women's health in an ambulatory care setting. We are the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. As a teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, we support research in women's health and will lead the way in training health-care providers within an ambulatory setting.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Health Matters

1933
MyHealthMatters.ca seeks to improve the health of Canadian women by offering age-specific health information, resources and tools across a wide range of devices including desktops, tablets and smartphones. The information is provided by Women’s College Hospital through the WomensHealthMatters.ca website which is Canada’s trusted source of information, news and research findings on women’s health. Both MyHealthMatters.ca and WomensHealthMatters.ca are proudly sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart’s WOMEN program.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wait Time Alliance Report Cards: 2006 -

1929
Each year, the Wait Time Alliance releases a report card to evaluate governments’ performance in reducing health care wait times, highlight the issues contributing to long waits, and provide recommendations on how these issues should be addressed. Governments pay attention to our report cards which are often referred to in Parliament and provincial legislatures. - See more at: http://www.waittimealliance.ca/wta-reports/#sthash.2sR8XwTu.dpuf
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time to Close the Gap: Report Card on Wait Times in Canada (2014)

1927
For the past two years the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) has reported a worrisome trend of little to no progress in reducing waits for a range of necessary medical care in Canada. A review of the 2014 provincial wait-time data reveals that some provinces have or are beginning to make substantive and sustained progress to reduce wait times in the four initial areas where benchmarks exist — notably Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan. See more at: http://www.waittimealliance.ca/wta-reports/2014-wta-report-card/#sthash.hK4DRQb0.dpuf
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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