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 – [...]

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017 – Fraser Institute

September 21st, 2017

Comparing the performance of different countries’ health-care systems provides an opportunity for policy makers and the general public to determine how well Canada’s health-care system is performing relative to its international peers. Overall, the data examined suggest that, although Canada’s is among the most expensive universal-access health-care systems in the OECD, its performance is modest [...]

Opioid crisis having “significant” impact on Canada’s healthcare system: CIHI

September 14th, 2017

The federal government says at least 2,816 deaths in 2016 were linked to the opioid crisis and that number “will almost certainly” surpass 3,000 in 2017. Nearly three-quarters of the Canadians who died of opioid-related causes last year were male, while 84 per cent of the deaths involved another intoxicating substance such as alcohol, cocaine [...]

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Annual Report 2016-17

August 21st, 2017

Introduction The following Financial Statement Discussion and Analysis (FSD&A) should be read in conjunction with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) audited financial statements and accompanying notes for the year ended March 31, 2017. The responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of the FSD&A rests with the management of CIHR. The purpose of the [...]