Driving Innovation: Reinventing Ambulatory and Community Care

Report on the Sixth Annual CEO Forum

Full report (PDF, 917 KB) | CEO Forum website

The story of healthcare in Canada today is one of growing numbers of chronically ill patients poorly served by a system designed for acute, episodic care. Changing that story is essential. But is it possible? And how?

The solution, it’s generally agreed, lies in community-based, multidisciplinary teams dedicated to the care of chronically ill people who face multiple health challenges but respond to well-managed, co-ordinated care. Integrated care delivered by teams with a patient-centred focus that emphasizes self-management is the key to keeping the chronically ill from the recurrent crises that send them back to hospital. But how can that world be created?

This was the subject of the 2012 CEO Forum, organized by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Medical Association, and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations. Each year, the forum brings together health leaders from across the country to share strategies for improving healthcare.

The 2012 CEO Forum was held in Montréal, Quebec, hosted by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation in partnership with the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Medical Association. This was the sixth annual forum, an invitation-only event that brings together CEOs, policy-makers and experts to explore key issues in Canadian healthcare.

 

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