Health Care 2011: Information and Knowledge Leading to Change


Public health care: as sustainable as we want it to be

  • Presenter Robert Evans, prolific author and professor, researcher and consultant with UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and Dept. of Economics

Is Canada’s health system sustainable? A panel discussion

  • Thérèse Stukel, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (moderator)
  • Tom Closson, Ontario Hospital Association
  • Raisa Deber, Dept. of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Robert Evans, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
  • Danielle Martin, Canadian Doctors for Medicare
  • Mark Stabile, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

What is the second stage of Medicare and why are we still waiting for it?

  • Presenter Michael Rachlis, health policy consultant, lecturer and author of three national bestsellers on Canada’s health care system

The symposium will also feature concurrent small-group discussions on:

  • evaluating health services and outcomes for people with chronic conditions
  • examining the Excellent Care for All Act: reform and evidence
  • sharing data: methods and practices, issues and challenges
  • collecting data from the field: privacy, security and quality concerns
  • improving primary health care with better data

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