February 2017

Improving Population Health and Reducing Healthcare Expenditures in Canada

The challenges to healthcare in Canada are well known: non-sustainable increases in expenditures which are eroding our capacity to address other pressing societal needs and a growing burden of chronic ...

January 2017

The Leadership Imperative: Champion Change to Drive System-Wide Improvement

Being trusted is a precious attribute. How trusted are we by those we serve that we have a plan and will execute the changes needed to improve and modernize our ...

January 2017

What’s Old is New Again

The future of healthcare will increasingly be driven by advancements in technology; allowing patients to visit healthcare providers from their own home. Patients able to manage their own health information ...

January 2017

Dear Class of 2020

The future of healthcare is defined not by a linear trajectory of “progress,” but by a series of competing tensions that our decision-makers will need to navigate. These tensions can ...

January 2017

Challenging the Orthodoxies of Health System Design and Management

As healthcare leaders, we see firsthand the multiple challenges health systems face in this country. From reorienting services around patients and finding ways to address waitlists, to optimizing use of ...

January 2017

“Nothing About Us Without Us”: Taking Action on Indigenous Health

The inequities in the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis are well-known and long-standing. They are built on Canada’s colonial past, and fed by the on-going resistance to reconcile ...

December 2016

Oral Presentation to the Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly on Bill 41

The government has created a closed loop system. It creates the policy, it delivers the services, it manages the daily oversight, it audits itself, it eliminates any appeal mechanism and ...

December 2016

Emotional Courage: Reversing Gravitational Pulls That Subvert Real System Change

Why it is difficult to have performance improvement changes in healthcare notwithstanding the availability of financial firepower, requisite skills, influence and determination? The answer is a know-do gap ~ the ...

November 2016

Project Management Skills At The Point of Care Can Empower Staff and Drive Change

At any given time in healthcare organizations point of care clinicians are working on quality improvement projects. Project management skills can help immensely.

November 2016

Harnessing Simple Rules for System Thinking in Healthcare Transformation

The author cites three problems when stressing the importance of building innovation on an evidence foundation for health system improvements.