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The Status of mHealth in the Hospital Setting

Fri, 2013-08-02 10:45

So we’re all going to have mHealth, it seems. A major March 2012 report by consultancy PwC and representatives of the global mobile operator industry predicted the worldwide mhealth market is expected to reach $23 billion (EUR 18 billion approximately) by 2017, with Europe the biggest sector ahead of Asia Pacific. Meanwhile, one supplier estimated to us that there are at least 12,000 ‘health’ mobile apps on the Apple iTunes store already.

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A Management Approach to Healthcare

Fri, 2013-08-02 10:15

The demands in today’s healthcare environment require those clinically prepared to have managerial and leadership skills that are not learned in traditional training. The delivery of healthcare services is ever more complex, interactive and team-oriented. A thorough understanding of the whole field and all aspects of delivery are critical to contain costs and errors as well as to improve patient outcomes.

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Class Collaboration Aiming to Save Lives

Fri, 2013-07-05 10:06

A group of students from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal recently won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to field test an ingenious and low-cost water purification device that could potentially save millions of lives in developing countries.

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Simple Copper Device Could Save Millions of Lives

Fri, 2013-07-12 10:43

A simple copper device based on an ancient method for storing water may save the lives of millions of children around the world, experts say.
The device, now undergoing year-long tests in Kenya and India, is a coil of electric copper cables that is suspended in water. It has been proven in the laboratory to kill the pathogens.

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Dr. Joanne Liu Elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Wed, 2013-07-10 11:20

Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL Module 4 participant) has been elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, effective October 1, 2013.  

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How Can Doctors Prepare for New Roles in Clinical Commissioning Groups?

Wed, 2013-06-12 10:30

Changes in how health care is delivered, the absence of significant new money for the foreseeable future, and ageing populations threaten to overwhelm our UK health system if we don't change.

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Low-cost water purifier wins Canadian $100,000 grant

Tue, 2013-06-04 10:06

In developing countries, particularly in rural villages and urban slums, people can hardly afford water-purification systems. The consequences are fatal, with infectious diarrhoea causing around 2.2 million deaths every year, most of which are children under the age of five from countries like Kenya and India.

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IMHL Collaborators Win Grand Challenges Canada Grant

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:05

Students in McGill University’s International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program -- Drs. Padma Venkat, Caroline Kisia and Ahmad Firas Khalid -- are pleased to announce that a low-cost copper device, which has been proven in the lab to kill deadly water-borne pathogens, will be field-tested in poor urban and rural households in India and Kenya with a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) Phase I Proof-of-Concept Grant as part of the 2013 Global Health Stars.

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Leslie Breitner

Leslie Breitner
Faculty Lecturer, IMHL Director, IMPM, Accounting

D.B.A., Doctor of Business Administration, Boston University, USA
MBA, Simmons College, USA
BA, University of Wisconsin, USA

+1 514 398 3430
Fax Number: 
+1 514 221 4700
Email Address: 
leslie [dot] breitner [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
francine [dot] veronneau [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Room 630
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5

Office Hours: 
By Appointment

ACCT 471 Non-Profit Accounting 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Areas: 
Health Management
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Pearlman, Leslie K. and David W. Young "Managing the Stages of Group Practice Cost Accounting", CPA Health Niche Advisor, August, 1993.
Young, David W. and Leslie Pearlman, "Managing the Stages of Hospital Cost Accounting", Health Care Financial Management Journal, April 1993.
Young, David W. and Leslie Pearlman, "Management Accounting in Hospitals: Lessons from Manufacturing", in Diagnosis Related Groups in Europe: Uses and Perspectives, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 1993.

Books and Edited Volumes

Breitner, Leslie K. and the late Robert N. Anthony, Essentials of Accounting, 11th Edition and Essentials of Accounting Review, Prentice Hall, 2013.
Breitner, Leslie K. and the late Robert N. Anthony, Core Concepts of Accounting, Prentice Hall, 2013.
Anthony, Robert N. and Leslie K. Breitner, Essentials of Accounting, 7th–10th Editions, and Essentials of Accounting: The Review (formerly Core Concepts in Accounting) Prentice Hall, 2002-2011.
(Adaptation to on-line, interactive program, with Robert N. Anthony), Teach Yourself Essentials of Accounting, CD-ROM version of the book with the same name, Ivy Software Company, 1998.
(Adaptation to software, with Robert N. Anthony), Teach Yourself Essentials of Accounting, the software version of the book with the same name, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1995.

Chapters in Books

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 


2005: Teacher of the Year, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

2004: Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

1992: Doctoral Dissertation Grant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Agency for Health Care Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

1976: Simmons College Graduate School of Management, Beekhuis Prize for graduating first in M.B.A. class


1993: Ph.D. Dissertation Workshop Fellow, Northeast Regional Section of the American Accounting Association, Providence, Rhode Island

1991: Doctoral Consortium Fellow, American Accounting Association Annual Doctoral Consortium, Lake Tahoe, California


2009-2010: Unicef Budget and Fiscal Analysis Training – Co-PI - Project Enhancing Social Protection and Inclusion of Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Capacity Develop to Strengthen Fiscal Planning for Children’s Services

2009: Azerbaijan Needs Assessment for Executive Education - In-country needs assessment for the development of an executive education program focused on public management

2009: Regional Transportation Funding Project - Central Puget Sound Region Transportation Finance Study

2008-2009: Afghan Scholars Training Program - Training program at the University of Washington for two cohorts of MPA students from Kabul University

2006-2008: South Carolina Institute, State Budget and Control Board - Consulting teaching/training in public and financial management

2006-2007: FEMA

"Extraordinary" Canadian Physician Wins National Award for Contributing to Global Health

Wed, 2013-03-06 09:32

Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL participant), FRCPC, winner of the 2013 Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian award! Dr. Liu is a Montreal-based emergency pediatrics physician who has had an extraordinary career with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She has worked in such countries as Haiti, Sudan, Congo, has acted as president of MSF Canada and is currently a board member with MSF Geneva. Learn more about her amazing contributions to global health.

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