Understanding the Gap. A Pan-Canadian Analysis of Prescription Drug Insurance Coverage

December 8th, 2017

From the Conference Board of Canada At a Glance Currently, the proportion of uninsured Canadians in Canada is 5.2 per cent. The bulk of this population without access to prescription drug coverage lives in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. As of January 1, 2018, with the introduction of OHIP+ in Ontario, this number will drop [...]

How Digital Technology is Transforming Health and Social Care

November 3rd, 2017

A Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions report claims that in the UK the health care funding gap is set to reach £30 billion for 2020-2021, with the rise in chronic health conditions expected to cost £5 billion a year by 2018. “The global healthcare market faces the dual challenge of ageing population and chronic diseases,” [...]

Social Innovation in Healthcare

November 2nd, 2017

How Smarter Health Technology is Improving Quality of Care There’s no doubt that increasing costs, coupled with an ageing population, are putting unprecedented pressure on health care systems across the world. According to Frost & Sullivan’s Social Innovation in Healthcare report, the number of people aged 65 or older is projected to grow from an [...]

Canadian Healthcare System Must Brace for a Technological Revolution

November 1st, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Imagine being examined for a possible health condition by a medically ‘trained’ robot and examined immediately afterwards by a physician. The physician disagrees with the robot’s diagnosis. Who or what do you believe? It’s just one fundamental doctor-patient dilemma envisaged in a new report from [...]

Measuring Up 2017

October 20th, 2017

Measuring Up 2017 is Health Quality Ontario’s yearly report on the performance of Ontario’s health system.  The report is based on the Common Quality Agenda, a set of 50 health system indicators, and includes stories of Ontarians’ experiences with the health care system.  This year’s Measuring Up marks the 11th year of Health Quality Ontario reporting on the performance [...]

The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada, 2012

October 16th, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada Report by Alexandru Dobrescu, Abhi Bhandari, Greg Sutherland, Thy Dinh This report is an update of the mortality and costs of tobacco use in Canada and in all provinces and territories using up-to-date reference information and data from the year 2012. Document Highlights Tobacco use is one of the primary [...]

Digital Health for Canadians the Focus of Infoway Partnership Conference

October 12th, 2017

Digital health leaders from around the world are coming together with a common goal of advancing digital health at the annual Infoway Partnership Conference November 14 and 15.  Participants will gather in Calgary to join this forum for knowledge exchange, debate and discussion. In the past, the conference emphasized modernizing the health care system by [...]

Annual Report 2016–17: uOttawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

October 5th, 2017

uOttawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics is pleased to release its 2016–17 Annual Report. Click here to download the full PDF. Breakthroughs in the health sciences offer tremendous hope to patients and the public. But with progress come new legal, policy, and ethical challenges. The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and [...]

Physicians in Canada, 2016: CIHI Report released September 28, 2017

September 28th, 2017

This report contains information on the supply of physicians in Canada, physician service utilization and payments to physicians that are administered through the provincial and territorial medical care plans. Data on the supply, demographics and mobility of physicians is as of  December 31, 2016. The service utilization and payments data is for fiscal year 2015–2016. [...]

Advanced Health Leadership Program – Rotman School of Management

September 22nd, 2017

          The Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy and Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce the upcoming 12th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program. The program will be taking place as follows: Module I: February 12 – 16, 2018 Module II: April 23 – [...]