Conference: The role of government in health care delivery
Report from the second annual conference of the McGill University Health Centre's Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation (MUHC-ISAI)
August 19 and 20, 2009
What can government do to improve access to excellent and
safe health services?
Dr. Philippe Couillard, Québec Minister of Health and Social Services between 2003 and 2008, outlines a framework for government action.
Recent changes to health structures in Alberta
The Honourable Ron Liepert, Minister, Alberta Health and Wellness, explains his recent move to dissolve regional health authorities in the province and centralize health care delivery in the newly created Alberta Health Services.
Recent changes to health structures in New Brunswick
Mr. Don Ferguson, Deputy Minister, Department of Health, New Brunswick, details the perils of competing regional and local priorities, and outlines New Brunswick’s plan to work towards a sustainable health system.
Recent trends in European health policy
Dr. Kieke Okma, Associate Professor at the Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, looks at the core elements of health systems to identify key differences between countries.
In France: Public private coexistence
Dr. Alain Hériaud, Director General of the Bordeaux University Health Centre, presents the challenges of leading a public health centre in France, where government is highly centralized, public and private health services coexist, and performance incentives are gaining ground.
The Netherlands: government withdrawal from long-term care
Ms. Wilma Zwijnenburg, Vice President of Human Resources at Omring, describes how one of the largest long-term care providers in The Netherlands is adapting to recent policy changes.
Health system transformation: What becomes possible with health information technology (IT)
Dr. Rob Kolodner, Senior Advisor in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, on detail to the Department of Veterans Affairs, describes how health information technology can drive the shift to person-centred care.
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