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5 ways to talk with your staff about PPE

Alexander Polyak September 24, 2020

As the possibility of an autumn surge of Covid-19 cases looms large, so does the continued need to ensure adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). But if there's one lesson workforce leaders have learned about PPE, it's that simply procuring enough PPE doesn't make staff feel safe—you also have to communicate how you're keeping them safe.

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The 3-step framework for managing your waiting list

Paul Trigonoplos September 17, 2020

If long wait lists were a problem before Covid-19, then they've become a full-blown disaster amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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57% of health care consumers are more proactive due to Covid-19. Here's how you should respond.

by Asya Igmen September 3, 2020

In June, we surveyed 1,000 Australians to understand how health care consumer preferences have changed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How a primary care 'matchmaking service' kept practices alive in Ontario amid Covid-19

by Rebecca Soistmann and Paul Trigonoplos August 27, 2020

Last year, the Ontario Ministry of Health passed legislation calling on all providers to form integrated health systems—called Ontario Health Teams (OHTs)—to provide defined populations with health and social care under a single funding envelope.

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3 ways health care executives can build a more inclusive culture

by Maggie Vanschaayk and Rachel Zuckerman August 20, 2020

This is the third instalment in our 'Global perspectives on racism in health care' series. Read the first instalment here and second instalment here.

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How population health management helped one system respond to Covid-19—and build resilience

by Rachel Zuckerman August 6, 2020

Organisations with robust population health management (PHM) capabilities handled the initial Covid-19 outbreak more efficiently than those without such capabilities—and they're better positioned to contain future outbreaks and build resilience for a post-pandemic world, our research shows.

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How can you keep innovating during a pandemic? Follow these 3 strategies.

Vidal Seegobin July 30, 2020

The majority of my conversations with health care chief executives over the last two months have gravitated to one common theme: 'In the early stages of the pandemic, we developed new solutions to key problems like bed capacity, staff flexibility and cross-continuum partnership. I want to hold onto those improvements. I want to accelerate them. I don't want us to go backwards.'

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Do your partnerships keep failing? It's time to address these 3 risks.

Vidal Seegobin July 2, 2020

One of the unintended positive consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has brought a shared purpose to organisations both inside and outside of health care: to successfully mitigate the impacts of the novel coronavirus.

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