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A Practical Approach to Competency-based Education in Your Residency Training Program: From Concept to Implementation
COA
A Practical Approach to Competency-based Education in Your Residency Training Program: From Concept to Implementation will be held on April 25, 2014 in Toronto. Chairs, program directors and educators of residency programs in North America are encouraged to attend this workshop. More information can be found at: www.competency-based-training.com/
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Saskatchewan emergency room wait times some of the longest in Canada
Leader-Post
It appears Saskatchewan's big city emergency rooms had some of the longest wait times in Canada in 2012-13. Half of the patients who visited ERs at Regina's two hospitals and Saskatoon's three hospitals spent 3.2 hours or less there — from the time they registered until the time they left. Nine out of 10 patients waited 9.8 hours or less, according to a report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
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EOS imaging : annonce une 4ème installation de son système au sein du réseau Shriners Hospital for Children aux Etats-Unis
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EOS imaging, le pionnier de l'imagerie médicale orthopédique 2D/3D, annonce l'installation du système d'imagerie EOS au sein du Shriners Hospitals for Children de Philadelphie. Il s'agit de la quatrième installation effectuée auprès des établissements Shriners, un réseau hospitalier spécialisé dans la prise en charge d'enfants atteints, entre autres, de pathologies musculo-squelettiques. Cette quatrième installation souligne l'adoption de la technologie EOS comme standard de soin au sein de l'organisation.
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Electronic health record pilot project attracts thousands
CBC News
The province says it's overwhelmed with the number of people that signed up for a pilot project to give patients online access to their health records, attracting thousands more than expected. Alexa Thompson is one of 5,000 of people taking part in the $1.5 million pilot — $1 million of which was funded by the federal government.
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New X-ray app can be used for testing and training worldwide
BBC News
A group of medical consultants in Belfast have teamed up with IT specialists to develop a mobile app that can identify where a doctor is going wrong when interpreting X-rays. The app helps medics develop their skills. It also identifies areas of weakness that can be worked on in training and that could potentially save lives. According to those behind the training tool, it is the first of its kind in the world.
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In Canada, hospital bed wait time averages 8.8 hours for patients
Huffington Post
A new report says one in 10 Canadians who goes to an emergency department and requires admission to hospital has to wait more than 28 hours for a bed. The report says nine of 10 people who transfer into hospital from the emergency department do so in under 28 hours, and for them the median wait was 8.8 hours for a hospital bed.
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Many hospitals operate at or above capacity
Sun News Network
Ontario hospitals are running so overloaded that patient safety is compromised, experts warn. While many countries keep hospital bed capacity at 85 per cent or less to manage surges in demand, some Ontario hospitals are operating near or above 100 per cent — a jam that risks patient care and backs ups emergency departments.

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Study: Specialist wait times longer than thought
The Hamilton Spectator
Wait times for specialists in Ontario are much higher than previously thought. New research shows patients face waits of up to nearly 2.5 months just to see specialists for initial consultations. They then face further waits for treatment such as surgery.

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Why the long wait for foot, ankle surgeries in Nova Scotia?
The Chronicle Herald
Dr. Mark Glazebrook says there's a popular misconception in this province about wait times for foot and ankle surgeries. Many people may think it will take a decade or so to get an operation done, he said recently, but it takes that length of time just to get an appointment with him. He's the only full-time foot and ankle surgeon in Nova Scotia; another specialist in New Glasgow does the surgeries on a part-time basis, devoting half of his practice to foot and ankle surgery.

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