In recent articles , ‘what leads to leadership’ and ‘what do people think of leaders?’, I discussed key elements that may help capture the elusive nature of leadership. We all know it exists and we all experience it at some point. Some of us also feel the calling to invest ourselves in it. When one […]
Managing complexity in health care
All subject matters related to the structures, processes, tools, philosophies and trends of health care governance, leadership and management.
Leadership is elusive. In a previous article , I stress the fact that leadership is more of an art than a science; that it is more intimately tied to the individual. Vision, personality, style and ways of doing things are all but a few examples of leadership traits that people refer to. But what is […]
The pandemic generated waves of direct and indirect consequences. As the fight against it unfolded, many parameters of responsible behavior were affected. When under attack, our good habits gave way to expedient solutions in order to deal with the threat. In that context, evidence of the magnitude of what our pandemic response meant for the […]
North American negative demographic trends have been flagged years ago and have become common knowledge as a potential threat. These trends can also be identified elsewhere in the world where the “baby boomer” wave occurred, which came with a significant demographic dip to happen afterwards. We are now in it. This state of affairs deeply […]
The pandemic hit hard in early 2020. So hard that it felt like the entire world was collapsing: countries were shutting down, stock markets were plummeting and people were running scared. Healthcare systems were in crisis management mode. All hands were on deck to fight the virus; its spread and damages. Capacity-building and mitigating measures […]
Easy access to care is one of the most critical problems that needs to be addressed in our health systems. This is further exacerbated by the fact that not everyone has a family physician. Access to family physicians is, indeed, also a challenge in itself as up to 25% of provincial populations do not have […]