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Public feedback is crucial to improving the quality of care

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has come so far in its 2½-year existence that there was an unmistakable tone of confidence and optimism at our CIUSSS’s second annual Public Information Meeting earlier this month. I only wish that members of the public had attended in larger numbers. I’m not suggesting that we wanted a bigger turnout to garner more compliments for our performance in 2016-2017. Rather, I had hoped to hear from people whose expectations were not fully met. Ever since our CIUSSS was launched, we embraced the philosophy that improvement can happen only if we understand where, how and why we …

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Today’s fanciful speculation could well be tomorrow’s breakthrough

Try, if you can, to imagine a miraculous future where the heart of a recently deceased patient is implanted into the ailing body of another person. Where doctors use a robot to perform surgery that might otherwise be impossible. Where a patient’s medical data can be instantly viewed on the screen of a light-weight, portable computer. No, I’m not stuck in a time warp. I’m trying to illustrate the truth behind the cliché—overworked, but nonetheless valid—that yesterday’s science fiction often manages to enter our daily lives more quickly than we’re willing to believe. For example, a recent article in The …

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