The following is a review of developments affecting health care in CanadaThe information is updated the first week of every month - so ... make this a regular stop in your information gathering activities.
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Healthcare in Canada - October 2003
The $30-million McGill University/ Genome Quebec Innovation Centre was opened in September. The goal of the centre is to advance the work of the human genome project, develop a protein cell map and offer genetic bone research. The centre, located at 740 Dr. Penfield on the McGill University campus, is funded by Genome Canada and Genome Quebec is expected to become the headquarters of Canada's effort in the international human genome project, the Hapmap, and the human proteome project's cell map. The centre provides genomic and proteomic services to academic and commercial clients in North America, including genotyping, sequencing, and microarray and proteomic analysis.
Saskatchewan has initiated a Health Quality Council, established by the province as an independent agency to report on and recommend innovative ways to improve the quality with Saskatchewan's health infrastructure and services it provides. Council members include doctors, nurses and other providers, planners and policymakers who will identify system-wide problems then work together to solve them.
Healthcare in Canada - September 2003
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