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 [...]

Connecting for Digital Health

January 18th, 2018

The Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) 2017 Partnership Conference was a resounding success, hosting a record number of 339 attendees who came together in Calgary, Alberta from November 14-15 to network, share experiences and Connect for Digital Health. We chose Connecting for Digital Health as the conference theme because Infoway and its partners are now focusing [...]

2018 Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute

December 19th, 2017

The 2018 Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute will be held May 22-25, 2018. For more information please Download the 2018 Brochure!. Register Online Register by Fax or Mail You can also call us at 416 426-7229, or email us!

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 [...]