Tag Archives: Access
2013-05-09 20 by 20 Kelly Simo

20/20: What is possible in health care? – Kelly Simo

A new session format that we tried for the first time at the 2013 Saskatchewan Health Care Quality Summit turned out to be one of the most highly attended and talked about features of the two-day event. In this session, entitled 20/20, five different physicians were each allowed 20 slides, and 20 seconds per slide, […]
Queue 2012-12-11

…or you could just get rid of the queues

I hate it when someone cuts ahead of me in line.  But I’ve done it.  Have you? While campaigning earlier this year,  Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta, made a promise that if her Conservatives won the provincial election, a public inquiry would be held into allegations of physician intimidation, political interference and queue-jumping within the […]
Bales in winter storm 2012-11-04

Old problems, new ideas: Improving primary health care in rural, remote Saskatchewan

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” Mark Twain Okay, there’s not much we can do about the weather here in Saskatchewan. But improving work-life balance for physicians is a different story. It just depends on how open-minded we choose to be. This past April, our province’s physician recruitment agency, […]
2012-08-17

Hairdressers do it. Why can’t doctors?

Thanks to readers who weighed in on my last post (That’s none of your damn business!). Your comments suggest it’s high time we stop asking patients The Question. A suggestion from Steven Lewis serves as a great segue to the topic of making appointments online: “…come to think of it, we book plane and theatre […]