Psychiatrist Janet McCulloch and opthamologist Don Smallman are among the Kingston-area doctors raising alarm over cuts to fees paid to physicians. (Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard)Read More
Outpatient-based cardiac care in Ontario is on the brink of collapse due to drastic and ill-considered budget cuts by the Wynne government. These cuts, imposed unilaterally by the Wynne government in February, April and October without input from the Ontario Association of Cardiologists (OAC), have begun to damage the infrastructure that supports access to outpatient…Read More
There’s a misconception that when it comes to heart disease women aren’t affected as often as their male counterparts. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Fact is, heart disease and stroke kills more women than men each year in Canada, but 87% of women don’t identify it as their leading health risk.Read More
2015 SCFEA Pre-Budget Consultations – Presented by:James Swan, President, Ontario Association of CardiologistsRead More
On January 20, The Medical Post, a subscription based magazine published an article on the prospect of the Ontario government publishing OHIP billing data in Ontario. This issue had been raised previously by The Toronto Star in December 2014. OAC President, Dr. Jim Swan, sounds a cautionary note advising that without explanatory wording to help the public better…Read More
On January 10, 2015, The Globe and Mail published a story regarding the status of health care negotiations in Ontario.
The story centres on a leaked email from the OAC President, Dr. Jim Swan, to cardiologists who have not yet joined the Ontario Association of Cardiologists.
The issues of quality and cost of cardiac care services in Ontario are always on our minds and the OAC re-engaged its Communications agency (McLellan Group) to develop and deploy a communications package consisting of refreshed website, video storytelling and an OAC members bulletin board.Read More