Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) – Annual Report 2016-2017

April 2nd, 2018

Continuing to Make Progress for Canadians  Infoway is committed to openness and transparency in reporting about digital health progress resulting from investments made with taxpayers’ funds. Since 2001, the federal government has provided Infoway with $2.15 billion in six separate grants. Infoway has used these funds to co-invest in 436 projects with the provinces, territories [...]

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) – Annual Report 2016-2017

April 2nd, 2018

CFHI’S STRATEGY 2016‒2017 Goals and objectives Execute, analyze, evaluate and communicate widely the results of CFHI’s improvement collaboratives. Create opportunities and strategic partnerships to move from spread of improvement to scale up, including analysis of policy changes to enable the scale up of innovation. Deliver CFHI’s EXTRA program. Analyze, evaluate and disseminate widely improvement project [...]

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – Annual Report 2016–2017

April 2nd, 2018

Shaping CIHI’s Future — A Commitment to Action A global view International comparisons at CIHI  How does Canada fare in relation to international benchmarks and targets? Which countries have the best results and how can we learn from them? It’s our job to help answer these questions. International Comparisons at CIHI, released in February, provides [...]

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) – At a Glance 2016-2017

April 2nd, 2018

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Real Need Real Action CCSA Annual Report 2016-2017

April 2nd, 2018

A new regulatory framework for the non-medical use of cannabis is imminent in Canada.  What are the potential health and social consequences? What kinds of provisions should new policies include to protect against possible risks and negative outcomes? And once the new legislation is in place, what should be monitored to determine its impacts? The [...]

Fit For Purpose: Findings and Recommendations of the External Review of the Pan-Canadian Health Organizations

March 28th, 2018

Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest and Dr. Danielle Martin In October of 2017, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor launched an external review of federally funded pan-Canadian health organizations (PCHOs). The Minister appointed expert advisors Pierre-Gerlier Forest and Danielle Martin to lead an independent and forward‑looking review and report back with options for reconfiguring the PCHOs to [...]

Interpreting Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Legislation

March 1st, 2018

Institute for Research on Public Policy  Uncertainty about the meaning of specific terms in the Canadian MAiD legislation puts Canadians at risk in a number of ways. Eligibility for MAiD may be determined too broadly or too narrowly, and there may be arbitrary inequality of access when the various MAiD assessors and providers interpret the [...]

Ms.Understood: Heart & Stroke 2018 Heart Report

February 5th, 2018

Women’s hearts are victims of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them. The 2018 Heart Report reveals how we got here and why it’s urgent that we smash this glass ceiling. Click here to download the full PDF

Living with Cancer A Report on the Patient Experience

January 29th, 2018

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has released Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience. This groundbreaking report reflects the voices of over 30,000 Canadians and is the country’s largest accumulation of patient data on the experiences of people living with, and beyond, a cancer diagnosis. The report shows that while their cancer may be [...]

Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers

January 25th, 2018

 by Colin Busby, Ramya Muthukumaran and Aaron Jacobs In international performance surveys, Canada’s healthcare system fares poorly compared to peer countries. Since provinces are responsible for delivering most health services, they also bear the responsibility for the poor performance. Although some provinces’ performance is buoying up Canada’s national results, none of the provincial healthcare systems [...]