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cilities prima- “Toronto is fortunate to have the Rotman School’s unique
. However, the Finance Lab within our city. The Lab is available for all types
ns throughout of financial training, and finance-related activities. We hope
Finance com- that more people will take the opportunity to book the Lab
for training to enhance their finance-related skills.”
a yearly event Suzanne Viegas, Board of Economic Development,
ts from MBA City of Toronto
tates come to
zed, simulated “Our students enjoy using the Rotman Finance Lab for our
e students in courses. With the Lab’s state-of-the-art trading software, they
he University can implement the techniques we have taught them and
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Brian Kerr, Partner, Learn to Trade
h greatly com- “The Rotman School has an exceptionally well-equipped
ding exercises trading lab. It is an indispensable tool for teaching students
, dealing with about the market details that really matter.”
nd options, to Dr. Ryan Davies, ISMA Centre,
rket situations University of Reading, United Kingdom
d manage risk. “The resources and applications in Rotman’s Financial Research
and Trading Lab allow finance theory to come to life.”
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105 St. George Street integration of theory and practice not only in Lab courses Competing in trading competitions, managing port-
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E6 Today’s highly-competitive business environment demands but also in mainstream MBA courses and in extracurricu- folios using real-time data, and developing applications of
Telephone: (416) 946-5849 people who are intelligent, flexible, and global in their ori- lar trading competitions, including contests with other classroom material, are examples of activities that generate
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Web site: www.rotman.utoronto.ca/finance/lab we are redesigning business education to produce the lead- other learning resources attracts users and enquiries from for the work force. The Lab also provides a setting for
ers organizations require to win in the new millennium. local and national companies, as well as educational and students to interact with industry experts.”
The Rotman School is located in the heart of down- government institutions. Scholars and students from other This state-of-the-art, multi-function laboratory creates
town Toronto on the campus of Canada’s largest research universities can also arrange to use our Lab’s resources. It new opportunities for training, teaching, research, product
university, the University of Toronto. Rotman students are is an ideal place for hands-on learning about all types of and curriculum development. It provides a focal point for
trained just blocks from Bay Street, the hub of Canada’s a Financial Research and Trading Lab. This unique facility financial issues. research and training in a
www.rotman.utoronto.ca/finance/lab Their experience is enriched by their
business capital. gives students, staff, faculty members and others the oppor- “The Lab’s primary focus is to help students learn range of financial disciplines Tom McCurdy, the Lab’s
proximity to the business community and to the out- tunity to interact with the global financial community and through practical experience, giving them a way to imple- including: investment strate- Founding Academic Director
standing scholars, both at the Rotman School and in other access international resources in a real-time setting. For ment the material they learn in the classroom,” says Tom gy and portfolio management;
faculties of the University. students, it is a key venue for the kind of practical, hands- McCurdy, the Lab’s Founding Academic Director. “It pro- financial engineering and risk
on learning so essential to any business education.The Lab vides access to worldwide information on fundamentals, management; trading; and
is also available for outside groups to book on a pre- research, news and prices, and offers students the chance to analysis of the microstructure
ABOUT THE LAB arranged basis. If your organization is interested in using develop and use software applications common to the of markets.
the Lab, please contact us for more information. finance industry.” Lab Manager Daniel
In recent years, world financial markets have grown expo- The Rotman Finance Lab is one of the leading facilities Dupuis is aiming to increase
nentially in size and exposure.With increasing globalization, of its kind in North America. Its mission is to integrate both the exposure and usage
market and company developments require rapid, accurate, theory and practice by delivering hands-on experience to ABOUT THE BENEFITS of the facilities. “This is truly
and sophisticated in-depth analysis.To enhance its compet- Lab users. It houses a large, extensive collection of finance an outstanding environment
itiveness in this environment and to further its reputation databases and datafeeds. In addition, classroom material is According to McCurdy, the Lab’s main aim is to promote and we are using it to train
for academic excellence, the Rotman School has developed learned through Excel-based applications linked to those hands-on learning. “The Lab has evolved from being a tomorrow’s financial leaders.”
dealers and other contribu- The terminal has Research databases Custom Excel Applications:
tors in more than 100 three levels: •Datastream This software package,
countries provide news and •Compustat designed at Rotman,
Hardware Software with Moneyline’s Telerate analysis covering informa- •Broad markets •CRSP facilitates the decision-
The Rotman Finance Lab is Outstanding software package, which features tion on fundamentals •Individual •NYSE’s TAQ making process in portfolio
equipped with the latest in resources provide the fuel real-time datafeeds and (financial statements, securities/indices •FP and risk management
state-of-the-art hardware, for the Lab‘s day-to-day software applications research, etc.) and quotes •Cross-reference analysis •TSE’s CFMRC by utilizing measures such
including: activities. These resources including links to a wealth associated with over-the- between securities and • IBES as Value at Risk and
keep the operations run- of information on stocks, counter (OTC) markets. indices tools that enable efficient
•30 dual flat screen ning in real time, to simu- bonds, currencies, deriva- Applications portfolio diversification.
workstations late an actual trading envi- tives (including futures, Bloomberg terminals If you are familiar with Carnegie-Mellon Financial
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•integrated audio and from more than 250 supplement Moneyline understand how much it into a virtual market where database system allows
video system Moneyline Telerate Plus stock exchanges around Telerate Plus resources with contributes to the lab’s students can apply theor- analysis, valuation model-
•2 datawalls Each terminal in the the world. In addition, a full-feature Bloomberg array of resources. etical concepts to trading ing, and preparation of
Finance Lab is equipped 450 news and research terminal that students can simulations and compete in reports for equities traded
sources, plus 3,000 banks, use for research. various trading cases. on U.S. markets.
LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS
bringing new energy and excitement to schools
IN LTTA, MATH STUDENTS MUST THE MATTHEWS FAMILY CENTRE
CLASS HAS THE BE ENGAGED IN FOR INTEGRATIVE EDUCATION:
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Toronto. The planned Telus Centre for Performance and Learning will
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strategies and activities which marked growth in the percentage of LTTA
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our classrooms, right alongside the core academic heartbeat in ways that are deeper and more complex, providing for professional development for both the study – from all kinds of elementary Mrs.
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children face in the real world.” come alive.” program design and meeting at Oakdale Park
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Having a primary care provider is important for patients. It promote partnerships and enhance service delivery across financial resources wisely. This means avoiding extra costs ChapTer 5
gives them coordinated access to important screening and
preventive tests. It helps them get proper management of
North Simcoe Muskoka which will save time, money, stress
and lives. The ALC Resource Matching and Referral project
such as providing treatment and care in a setting that
exceeds the patient’s needs.
Framework for planning
chronic diseases and allows referrals to specialists. It also will monitor how patients get from hospital to care settings
Delivering the right care in the right place at the right time
IHSP 2010-2013: Our Plan for Building Better
helps them connect with other health-related resources in in the community. It will track patterns of patient referral. Health Care Together
makes sense: dollars and cents.
the community. The end goal for patients will be that they get the right care,
in the right place, at the right time. The Ontario government created 14 regional organizations
We recognize that people here also need advice, information Daily Cost of Care in North Simcoe Muskoka – LHINs. They give communities more say in local health
and care after hours. Among options are Telehealth Ontario, Working Together to Achieve Better Value $143.62 Long-Term Care Bed care. The LHINs’ role is to plan, integrate and fund local
Health Connect, Care Connectors, telemedicine and walk-in/ health services. Their goal is to meet the specific needs and
after-hours clinics. The North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN funds a wide range of
$155.23 Transitional Care Bed in Retirement Home priorities of their communities.
Integrated Health Service Plan 2010 - 2013 ehealth – Going electronic
health service providers which spans the entire health care
continuum in North Simcoe Muskoka. $180.00 ER Visit The North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN is responsible for making
Working Together to Achieve Our residents and resources are spread out in North Simcoe
Muskoka. Information technology is a key to helping us keep
In 2009/2010, we allocated a total of about $700 million to $240.13 Transitional Care Bed in Hospital
local health care delivery more coordinated. They put
local health dollars where they are most needed based on
these local health system partners:
Better Health, Better Care, Better Value connected and win the waiting game. • 7 Hospitals $486.98 Acute Care Bed in Hospital community priorities. That way, residents receive the care
they need now and in the future.
We need options like the Diabetes Registry, Wait Times • 1 Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
Information System and electronic health records. They will • 38 Community Support Service organizations (CSS) What’s the right place? This Integrated Health Service Plan will guide the LHIN
over the next three years. It will help the LHIN to plan
• 27 Long-Term Care homes (LTC) • Acute care beds in hospitals – patients needing critical
2009/10 Health Sector Budget as a percentage of total budget and integrate local health services. It will help the LHIN to
• 3 Community Health Centres (CHC) care to stabilize urgent conditions.
allocate resources responsibly. It is supported by the LHIN’s
for North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN • 16 Community Mental Health and Addictions • Transitional care beds – patients in a hospital bed that
ongoing long and short-term planning. Over the next three
agencies (MH&A). need care while waiting for placement in long-term care,
Hospitals (67%) years how the system performs will be closely measured.
the community or at home.
The LHIN does not directly provide health care services. It To succeed, the plan requires the involvement of all health
Community Care • ER – patients needing emergency care and assessment
works with health service providers, social and community system partners in making improvements.
Access Centre (10%) to determine if they need to be admitted for acute care
care providers, together with municipalities and the public. Local Conditions and resources
Community or released.
It sets priorities, plans, and funds health services delivered
Support Services (2%) • Long-term Care (LTC) beds – patients needing The North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN aims to ensure that:
in North Simcoe Muskoka. The LHIN provides leadership,
Long-Term spurs change, and fosters collaboration among all health long-term care, or short stays to get them well enough • quality care is delivered to meet local needs
Care Homes (16%) system partners. Those include health service providers in to go home. • local health care dollars are spent wisely and appropriately
the LHIN, plus primary care and public health professionals. • New Solutions – patients needing care at home or in • care is accessible, well coordinated and sustainable.
Centres (1%) To achieve better value it is important to align available
Mental Health and health services more closely to the health expectations and Getting it right will make today’s health care dollars provide
Addiction Agencies needs of our residents. We must strive to spend our limited better care, better health and better value.
• focusing on controlling costs by improving coordination ChapTer 6 The issue of moving ALC patients to Plan 2010-2013 er/aLC Strategy
12 Integrated Health Service more appropriate care Working Together to Achieve Better Health, Better Care, Better Value North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN Working Together to Achieve Better Health, Better Care, Better Value Integrated Health Service Plan 2010-2013 13
across the continuum of care and by reducing duplication,
waste and overuse of services
priorities and Strategic settings must be addressed. Otherwise, any strategy to
reduce emergency room wait times will fall short. GOal INDIcatOr POPulatION
• building capability to integrate health care, public health Directions for the Local how will we achieve this?
how do we achieve better health, better
care, better value?
how will we measure success? Who will benefit?
and social care on behalf of the local population. health System Reduce emergency room demand
reduce er demand • Fewer eR visits overall • Seniors at risk
The Triple AIM Framework puts the patient at the centre of • Fewer patients in the eR who don’t • individuals who experience mental
Access to Appropriate Care – Emergency Room / Focus on diverting people from the ER. need to be there health challenges (including addictions)
every effort to improve the health system and engages all
health system partners in that process.
Alternate Level of Care Strategy Start with people who can be better served in other care • Fewer eR visits by seniors due to falls • People with multiple and complex
settings. Of those, a few groups need the most intensive ER
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has set targets • People who have had falls including
Changing our health system requires communication, resources. They include seniors at risk and individuals who
for how long people should reasonably expect to wait for orthopedic trauma (such as a hip
collaboration, coaching, commitment and empowerment. experience mental health challenges (including addictions). fracture)
treatment when they come to the ER. For less urgent or less
Those tactics enable people to make informed decisions in the They also include people with multiple and complex chronic
serious conditions, it should take no longer than four hours build capacity and improve • admitted patients stay in the eR less • health system partners– including
way they do things day to day. diseases, and those who’ve had falls, such as a hip fracture.
to see an ER physician. In such cases, people usually leave performance within ers than 8 hours hospital staff, physicians, community
This framework will equip our health system partners with These are the groups most likely to be admitted from the ER • Patients who require less urgent care care access centres, emergency medical
the ER having received the care and treatment needed.
to hospital and then be deemed ALC. stay in the eR less than 4 hours. services, community support services,
the tools and skills they need to change. It will enable us to More than half of all ER visits in North Simcoe Muskoka are long-term care, and other health service
shift from a fragmented system focused on individual services considered not urgent. • Patient satisfaction increases
Invest in enhanced community services, collaboration with providers
to a smoothly coordinated system centred on the needs of primary care, and integrated systems for service delivery. • Patients coming to the eR and/or
For more urgent and serious conditions, admission to a admitted to hospital
patients in North Simcoe Muskoka.
hospital inpatient bed is required. Patients should reasonably That will enable clinicians to focus more on patients with
expect to wait no longer than eight hours in the ER for the Improve bed utilization – allocate • Patients who don’t need to be in a • Seniors at risk
Planning Framework for Integrated Health System serious needs in the community.
patients to the right levels of care hospital bed represent less than 10% of • Long-term care patients who require
treatment and tests needed. However, time spent there is
in North Simcoe Muskoka Investments in this area will support: for their conditions
the total patient days in hospital care in either home or institutional
longer for two reasons. First, more medical investigations • Patients wait less than 60 days for setting
• targeting health care users who use the most resources
ER HEALTH and interventions to stabilize the patient’s condition may be
B ET T
placement in a long-term care home • Patients who require convalescent /
required. Secondly, there may be a wait for a bed to become • integrated intensive case management teams in • aLc patients stay in hospital less than rehabilitation, or restorative care
Integrat 30 days
ent ion available before the patient can be moved out of the ER. the community • Patients who require end of life or
ga Wellne • tele-home care to monitor persons with chronic disease palliative care
e Establish a baseline for developing this design.
Ca r Unfortunately, throughout the province, as well as in North Regional health programs will work across sectors where
• outreach teams, led by nurses, to people in long-term care health care is traditionally delivered. Those include care in Work with health system partners to:
Simcoe Muskoka, patients are currently waiting much longer
People of than these recommended times. • regional programs about preventing falls the community, primary care, hospital care and long-term • develop shared principles and definitions for how to plan
• new partnerships with primary care providerswill we achieve this?
how and teams Designing an Integrated Future State of the care. It may also include services beyond those sectors, such
Muskoka an integrated health system
About 1 in 5 patients in North Simcoe Muskoka hospitals
from different sectors. They will work together through as public health. We will tailor our regional programs to the • identify the main building blocks and determine factors
Health System in North Simcoe Muskoka
have completed the acute portion of their treatment and Improve how diabetes care is delivered in North Simcoe Muskoka
AR E Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres. needs of target groups in our community. Those include that are critical to success
ilit en could be receiving an alternate level of care in another • education
These alliances will develop and/or improveImprove the design of the delivery system for diabetes North Simcoe Muskoka: Our Local priority
y& seniors, people with mental health challenges and addictions,
Perfo gem • understand the current health and health-related services
rmance Mana setting. Freeing up these ALC hospital beds would allow
about chronic disease and self-managementcare. Adopt a diabetes integrated model for the local
programs in Over the past 3 years, the people in North Simcoe Muskoka and those with specific chronic diseases such as diabetes. We
those waiting for admission to be served more quickly. in North Simcoe Muskoka
the community. They will also support referrals forsystem. It will enhance self-management practices
have shared ideas with their health service providers in will create a common framework to govern and account for
and supports across all stages of care. • update the review of the health status of our
the LHIN. They’ve explored what an integrated health care these programs.
• Improve self-management supports for chronic disease. current population
system could be. They made a commitment to work together how will we achieve this? • identify changes in our population and their
Create a regional process to identify and refer patients.
16 Integrated Health Service Plan 2010-2013 Working Together to Achieve Better Health, Better Care, Better Value North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN to design a model system Health meets local, regional and
that Service Plan 2010-2013 17 characteristics (e.g., age and gender) projected into
North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN For example, Together to Achievewill teach them how to take Value
Working to programs that Better Health, Better Care, Better Work with people in the community to develop the plan.
provincial needs. the future
better care of themselves and prevent complications. Our partners will include:
• Develop local diabetes networks, one in each of the five What do residents and health service providers in North • local and regional health service providers • note patterns in how health services are delivered and
geographic areas of the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN. Simcoe Muskoka want? They want a system of coordinated • the public across the five geographic areas in North used across North Simcoe Muskoka. Compare those to
• Strengthen partnerships amongst the continuum of care health care services and self-care options. That system Simcoe Muskoka leading health care practices around the world
from wellness and prevention to illness care, rehabilitation should keep people healthy and take care of them when they • determine and verify projected population service needs,
• those who represent areas that help to determine or affect
and supportive care. become ill. It should provide a supportive environment to gaps and overlaps throughout the local health system
a person’s health such as housing, employment, education,
help them maintain better health through all stages of life. • establish plans to address and improve how we attract and
• Support the roll-out of the current Ontario social supports, poverty and physical environments.
Diabetes Strategy. Strategy keep human resources in health care
We will also explore expertise on health system development
• draft plans to create better medical care pathways
Improve the quality of diabetes care and how it’s managed in The Integrated Health System Design is a 10-year plan which from around the world.
North Simcoe Muskoka will set out short, medium and long-term goals. It will outline
• Start using the provincial electronic diabetes registry here what that system will require and how it can be successfully
when it’s ready. Urge patients and providers to use it. achieved in North Simcoe Muskoka. The Continuum of Care
• Help service providers use common tools, processes, Regional health programs must support the delivery of care and services across the full continuum:
The Integrated Health System Design will identify core local
education and screening for diabetes. Focus on high-risk services that are required in each of the five geographic areas
and isolated groups. Wellness care Illness care rehabilitative care Supportive care
in North Simcoe Muskoka. It will specify regional health care and services to help care and services to help care and services to help care and services to help
Investments in this area will support: programs across the LHIN. It will also identify the specific people foster the best health return people to the best people regain their strength, people to live with as much
services to be included in each program. Those programs by preventing disease or health after a serious bout mobility and independence comfort and the best quality
• Expanding and improving integrated diabetes care in limiting its spread once or worsening of chronic of life possible
step with other efforts, such as the provincial Diabetes and and their services will each span the continuum of care to established conditions
eHealth Strategies, the Chronic Disease Prevention and focus on meeting the projected needs of people here. The
Management Framework, along with local projects continuum of care for people ranges from wellness care
to reduce ER wait times. to illness care, rehabilitation and supportive care. We will Adapted from “The Family Physician’s Role in a Continuum of Care Framework for Newfoundland and Labrador, a Framework for Primary Care Renewal”.
determine specialized care required in our region. As well,
we will identify specialized care that needs to be accessed
outside of North Simcoe Muskoka. North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN Working Together to Achieve Better Health, Better Care, Better Value Integrated Health Service Plan 2010-2013 21
20 Integrated Health Service Plan 2010-2013 Working Together to Achieve Better Health, Better Care, Better Value North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN
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K P M G
w i n t e r f e s t 2 0 0 7
with the Barenaked Ladies
and The Michele Lawrence Quartet • AlterEgo
saturday december 1
Metro Toronto Convention Centre • South Building
reception 6:00 dinner 7:00