19 episodes

The Canadian Health Information Podcast (CHIP), brought to you by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, offers in-depth conversations about Canada’s health systems featuring people and data you can trust. We speak to the people behind the health policy and data, as well as to those working hard on the front lines, and discuss the work being done to keep Canadians healthy.

Check out our website at www.cihi.ca/podcast

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The Canadian Health Information Podcast (CHIP), brought to you by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, offers in-depth conversations about Canada’s health systems featuring people and data you can trust. We speak to the people behind the health policy and data, as well as to those working hard on the front lines, and discuss the work being done to keep Canadians healthy.

Check out our website at www.cihi.ca/podcast

Vous préférez les balados français? Voyez le Balado d’information sur la santé au Canada.

    Nurse Practitioners in Canada — Cindy Fehr and Stan Marchuk

    Nurse Practitioners in Canada — Cindy Fehr and Stan Marchuk

    Expanding the use of nurse practitioners is one of the most discussed ways to mitigate the ongoing shortage of family physicians in Canada, especially in rural and remote communities. CIHI data shows that there are an estimated 8,000 nurse practitioners in Canada and that their number is growing, but they face roadblocks in the areas of compensation, whether they have enough autonomy and whether they need physician oversight. Host Avis Favaro is joined by Cindy Fehr, CEO of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba, and Stan Marchuk, a B.C. family nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing practice, to discuss what NPs do, what they need and the plan to get more of them in the field. 

    This episode is available in English only.

    • 27 min
    Low-value healthcare in Canada — Dr. Wendy Levinson and Dr. Janet Reynolds

    Low-value healthcare in Canada — Dr. Wendy Levinson and Dr. Janet Reynolds

    Overuse of medical procedures and tests is a serious concern that costs Canada’s health care systems a lot of time and money and can even be harmful to patients. Host Avis Favaro is joined by Dr. Janet Reynolds and Dr. Wendy Levinson of Choosing Wisely Canada to discuss the roots of this issue, the progress made since a previous report on the topic in 2017 and alternatives to reduce overuse.

    This episode is available in English.

    • 30 min
    Dr. Leigh Chapman and Dr. Doug Sinclair — Canada’s Health Workforce Crisis

    Dr. Leigh Chapman and Dr. Doug Sinclair — Canada’s Health Workforce Crisis

    Canada is facing an unprecedented shortage of health care professionals. COVID-19 is partly to blame, with some doctors and nurses simply burned out by the huge demands the pandemic has put on them. But there are several other key factors, including severe workplace stresses and a large cohort entering retirement age. On this episode of the CHIP, host Avis Favaro discusses the causes of these issues along with possible solutions with Dr. Leigh Chapman, Canada’s new chief nursing officer, and Dr. Doug Sinclair, the vice president of Medicine, Quality and Safety and former chief of emergency medicine at IWK Health Centre in Halifax.

    This episode is available in English only.

    • 27 min
    Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada

    Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed life as Canadians knew it beginning in spring 2020, and among the hardest-hit groups were children and youth. On this week’s show, host Avis Favaro digs into the data with CIHI’s manager of Health System Analytics, Liudmila Husak. She is then joined by Chris Daken of Fredericton, N.B., who talks about losing his 16-year-old daughter, Lexi, to suicide amid the pandemic; and by Dr. Chris Wilkes, the division head for child and adolescent psychiatry for Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary, on how mental health experts have been dealing with the effects the pandemic has had on our kids.

    This episode is available in English only.

    • 28 min
    Health care in Canada on Hold

    Health care in Canada on Hold

    The COVID-19 pandemic forced health care systems across the country to rapidly shift priorities to help save lives, but the result has been a huge backlog in care that will likely take a long time to fix. On this episode of the CHIP, host Avis Favaro chats with Laura Greer, who developed breast cancer while missing out on screening tests during the pandemic; thoracic surgeon Dr. Christian Finley of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kishore Mulpuri of BC Children’s Hospital; and family physician Dr. Michael Green of Kingston, Ont., about their experiences during the height of the pandemic, the challenges health systems face and what needs to be done to get things back on track.

    This episode is available in English only.

    • 36 min
    Introducing our new host

    Introducing our new host

    Season 3 of the Canadian Health Information Podcast is coming soon and here to introduce herself ia our new host, Avis Favaro.

    • 48 sec

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Raphael Trinidad ,

Very Insightful and Informative

I am a new CHIM student and find this podcast very informative. I hope they would make more episodes 🤞🏼it helps me understand further the Canadian Health Landscape.

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