The Ontario government is expanding its low back pain strategy through a $2.3 million pilot project aimed at enabling primary care organizations to deliver timely, appropriate, high-quality low back pain services.
Sept. 3, 2014 – A rheumatology clinic in Edmundston, N.B., is using interdisciplinary care and telemedicine to cut down on travel for patients living with arthritis in the region. “This new clinic is a good example of how, by working in teams and using technology, we can bring specialized care closer to patients, in the language of their choice, no matter where they live,” said Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé on behalf of Health Minister Hugh Flemming.
In 2012, the Global Burden of Disease report, published in the journal The Lancet, cited low back pain as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
June 24, 2014 – The federal government has launched an advisory panel on health-care innovation aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of Canada's health system. Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the official launch of the panel in Toronto as members held their first meeting to discuss how various innovations could bring the greatest value to Canada's health-care system.
The bleachers and box suites at major games are occupied by thousands of enthusiastic and excited spectators.
June 2, 2014 – Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says he'll hand decision making in Ontario's health-care system to doctors and nurses rather than bureaucrats. Speaking at a hospital in St. Catharines Saturday, Hudak repeated his promise to eliminate the ``bloated'' bureaucracy he says is siphoning funds from patient care.
May 16, 2014 — The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto and The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) has signed an articulation agreement, creating a new academic pathway for qualified students to concurrently complete a Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology degree (Honours) and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in seven years, instead of eight. It is the first agreement of its kind in Western Canada.
Ontario is moving ahead with several integrated health-care initiatives, and chiropractors are among the professionals expected to be involved.
As I write this article, I reflect on what has been exactly 11 years of private practice.
Jan. 9, 2014 — About $240 billion is spent globally on medical studies each year, but only about half of the results end up being made public for use by other researchers and doctors treating patients.
Convenience and integration are two words we hear a lot today.
Oct. 17, 2013 — The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will soon be releasing a call for proposals for a primary care low back pain (PCLBP) pilot program that will support interprofessional health-care teams in providing more effective management of low back pain.
The Health Council of Canada (HCC) has released its latest report on a decade of health-care reform in Canada. The results, according to the agency, are disappointing. The report, issued Sept. 19, found that, with some exceptions, health-care reforms in Canada have not kept up with the evolving needs of Canadians.
July 8, Palmyra, WI — Standard Process, an organic whole foods supplements manufacturer, is focused on teaching the teachers with a nutrition symposium targeting chiropractic educators.
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