Leadership Accountability in Canadian Healthcare: Creating the momentum to improve quality

February 16, 2011 in Montreal, at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

Leadership and Accountability

Report from CEO Forum 2011

“Canada needs to move away from its piecemeal approach to accountability.” This is one of five main messages found in the report from the fifth annual CEO Forum, held Feb. 16 in Montreal. The report is a summary of presentations and discussions that included 150 CEOs, policy-makers and experts from across Canada and around the world.
» Read the report
» Find out about the 2012 CEO Forum

The 2011 CEO Forum, titled Leadership Accountability in Canadian Healthcare: Creating the momentum to improve quality, will provide healthcare CEOs, policy-makers and experts from across Canada the opportunity to share experiences, challenges and emerging practices on measures to improve healthcare quality and performance.

The CEO Forum assembles the best evidence on key health policy issues and offers a rare opportunity for healthcare leaders from across Canada to connect with their peers and other key players in Canadian health services.

The day-long event engages Canadian and international experts to promote dialogue on:

  • leadership accountability,
  • quality improvement initiatives,
  • the politics of health improvement,
  • variations in care,
  • integrated health systems, and
  • “disinvestment” strategies.

» Full program (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Includes a series of interviews titled "Leaders' perspectives on accountability for quality," as well as three briefing documents: "Examining geographic variations in healthcare services delivery," "Improving transitions across the continuum of care," and "Improving allocation efficiencies in healthcare."

» Interviews: Leaders’ perspectives on accountability for quality
To stimulate dialogue at the 2011 CEO Forum, we asked five leaders from across Canada to comment on accountability for quality in healthcare.  So what do they tell us? Among other things, they make the case that they need support to accelerate improvements in our delivery system—whether that support is local, regional or across the country.

» National Health Leadership Survey on Performance and Quality Improvement
Conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers for CHSRF, February 2011 

Speakers and biographies & audio

Keynote: Excellent Care for All

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario.
» audio (MP3)

Keynote: Transformation Strategies

Helen Bevan, Director of Service Transformation, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, U.K.
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (2.43 MB) | Why we need to build the mobilisation movement for quality and cost improvement (100 KB) | From Compliance to Committment (89 KB) | Reference List (64 KB)

Jeffrey Turnbull, President, Canadian Medical Association
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (1.37 MB)

Keynote: The Politics of Health Improvement

Dennis Kendel, Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan 
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (128 KB)

Denis-Richard Roy, President and CEO, Sudbury Regional Hospital, Ontario
» audio (MP3) (available in French only) | PDF presentation slides (144 KB)

Robert Salois, Health and Welfare Commissioner, Government of Quebec
» audio (MP3) (available in French only) | PDF presentation slides (899 KB)

Moderator: André Picard, Public Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail

Session I: Variations in Care

Kimberlyn McGrail, Associate Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, B.C.
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (2.21 MB)

Thérèse Stukel, Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ontario
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (101 KB)

David C. Goodman, Director, Center for Health Policy Research, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Co-PI, Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare, New Hampshire
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (1.10 MB)

Facilitator: Owen Adams, Vice-President, Health Policy and Research, Canadian Medical Association

Session II: Integrated Health Systems: handoffs in the continuum of care

Dianne Doyle, President and CEO, Providence Health Care, B.C.
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (2.66 MB)

François Béland, Professor, Health Administration, Université de Montréal; Associate Professor, McGill University
» audio (MP3) (available in French only) | PDF presentation slides (816 KB)

Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO, Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Ontario
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (2.89 MB)

Facilitator: Stephen Samis, Vice-President, Policy, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

Session III: Improving Allocation Efficiences in Healthcare

Les Levin, Senior Medical Scientific & Health Technology Advisor and Head, Medical Advisory Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (231 KB)

Sarah Garner, Associate Director, Research and Development, National Institute of Clinical Excellence, U.K.
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (1.09 MB)

Adam Elshaug, Senior Lecturer, The University of Adelaide, Australia
» audio (MP3) | PDF presentation slides (1.31 MB)

Facilitator: Glenn Brimacombe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations

More information:

Please note that the CEO Forum is an invitational event and that space is limited.
If you have not been contacted and would like to attend, please contact Jasmine Neeson at 613-728-2238, ext. 360

No registration fee applies.

The 2011 CEO Forum is hosted by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation in partnership with the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO), the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).