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Changing How We Train Others

Recently I was listening to a great Harvard Business Review podcast interviewing Salman Khan, of the Khan Academy. He said something that really resonated with the way I think and react to meetings and learning. If people are meeting, they don’t need a lecture; if you don’t need them to interact, information should just be in […]

Big Data is Powerful

Data is a collection of individual pieces of information. Those pieces of information come together in different ways and with consideration and analysis create knowledge, insights and innovation. There are a lot of people who believe in openness. I tend to be on the open side of the fence. Others counter sayings that privacy is […]

Human-computer Cooperation

Why digital tools won’t replace healthcare workers

Often in discussions about healthcare and technology eventually the conversation leads to robots replacing humans. There are a number of funny clips that “innovation experts” like to play of robots moving around hospitals seeing patients or operating. Many healthcare providers may wonder if their job is going to be at stake. In some cases yes, […]

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The CICC: A cluster of innovation in complex care

On Tuesday I stopped by the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, at UHN’s Toronto General Hospital. It was not my first time coming by their weekly innovation rounds, and it definitely won’t be my last. Three years ago I came across the teams work while exploring other innovation focused groups during my time at the Health Strategy […]

free oha social media webinar

OHA Webcast Series

Thanks to the hard work of the two awesome members of the Ontario Hospital Association team – Katie Bryne and Ashley Weinhandl the webinar on Social Media are now live. There are 4 different perspectives on social media from various perspectives (Manager, MD, RN, Communications). If you sign up you can view any of the four videos you are […]

Robert Fraser's Nursing Ideas website

Websites do not get better with age

After talking about avoiding perfectionism, talking about complacency is important too. Complacency is just as damaging to online projects. I learned this lesson the hard way, with my website Nursing Ideas. When I recently looked at it, I wasn’t proud. I’ve been rightly distracted by a lot of other things. Between working at York University, […]

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Avoid perfectionism

Perfectionism can sink a website or online project. Although it takes time to make a website perfection can stop it from moving forward and keep things offline for too long. Many organizations and individuals hold back on projects for weeks, months or years because it is not perfect. Perfectionism is especially dangerous within groups. Different […]

Rob Fraser Web Development

Deadlines

Well done is better than well SAID. -Benjamin Franklin Important words to remember. Talking about doing something is easy. Starting something, and finishing it is hard! Being able to start and push something through to completion is one of the biggest reasons for success for many people. Unfortunately, many of use struggle with this, at […]