It is impossible today not to recognize that our healthcare challenges are also those of the world. When one nation supports another in its quest to build local healthcare capacity, it brings home a new appreciation for different cultures, healthcare practices and resource utilization. The articles in this section examine the many ways that globalization is raising the bar on health system performance for those who are successful in establishing collaborative relationships.

Globalization, innovation and institutional capacity

Jean-Louis Denis, Canada Research Chair on Governance and Transformation in Health Care Organizations and Systems, presents a vision to guide global collaborations and outlines the challenges for academic health centres.

November 2012

A strategic approach to globalization for Québec

Mr. Bernard Lord, Special Advisor, MUHC-ISAI, brought together four distinguished experts at the 2012 conference of the MUHC-ISAI to explore what actions need to be taken to enable healthcare institutions in Québec to strategically expand their international activities and partnerships. Panelists were Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Director General of the CHU Sainte-Justine; Ms. Lise Denis, Director General of the AQESSS; Ms. Maria Mastracchio-Lafontaine, Co-chair of the MUHC Users’ Committee; and Dr. Wendy Thomson, Director of the School of Social Work, McGill University and Chair of the Expert panel on activity-based funding.

October 2012