If Canada had a System-Wide Healthcare Strategy, What Form Could it Take?

Adopting a balanced scorecard approach and corporate governance would be a good start
If Canada had a System-Wide Healthcare Strategy, What Form Could it Take?

Are there credible calls for a national healthcare strategy? If so, what does having a strategy mean, and what form could it take? 

In this discussion paper, Scott Carson, director (2011-2015) of The Monieson Centre for Business Research, builds the case for a pan-Canadian healthcare strategy. He proposes that the balanced scorecard approach is well suited not only to frame a Canadian strategy but also to be used as a strategic management tool. He sets out two governance models, collaborative governance and corporate governance, and shows why the latter has advantages over the former in providing a basis for governance oversight of a Canadian system-wide strategy.

The paper was prepared for the Creating Strategic Change In Canadian Healthcare conference staged in May 2014 by The Monieson Centre.

The paper will be incorporated into a forthcoming book on healthcare reform in Canada, to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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