2014 Conference Summary - Creating Strategic Change in Canadian Healthcare

Report — July 02, 2014

Creating Strategic Change in Canadian Healthcare is the second in the three-part Queen’s Health Policy Change Conference Series. A joint initiative of Queen’s School of Business and Queen’s University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Public Studies, this collaborative forum asks the question, what is the potential for a Canadian healthcare strategy? Hosted in Toronto on May 15-16, 2014, this conference builds on consensus developed at the first conference, Toward a Canadian Healthcare Strategy. In particular, it focuses on four themes identified as needing pan-Canadian collaboration: pharmacare, health human resources, electronic health records, and integrated care.

Welcoming the 150 senior Canadian healthcare leaders participating in the event, Queen’s University Chancellor David Dodge, reiterated the motivation behind the conference:

“What we’re here to talk about is the future of Canadian healthcare and our health system. In order to move forward to meet the challenges that are ahead, we need continued innovation. It is important in every field and every segment of the economy, but perhaps not more than in healthcare, because doing so will pay enormous dividends for the health of the population and the strength of the economy. 

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