CAHSPR Conference 2013 — Making Good on the Triple Aim: How to Improve our Success within the Canadian Context

  • Dates: 28 Apr – 30 May, 2013
  • Location: Vancouver, BC, CANADA
  • Address: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> The CASPHR Association
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What will it take to achieve the Triple Aim in Canadian health care? Can we simultaneously increase population health and improve the patient and provider experience while constraining cost growth? The conference provides an opportunity to learn from improvement initiatives in Canada and other jurisdictions, to identify the factors necessary to drive improvements across the Canadian health system, and to explore what it means to pursue the triple aim within the promise of universal access.


CFHI Participation: 

1. Listening to patients and families: Can we improve the patient experience while improving population health and value for money? (Sub-plenary session)

Jenn Verma, Director, Collaboration for Innovation & Improvement, CFHI will be moderating Sub-plenary session on “Listening to patients and families: Can we improve the patient experience while improving population health and value for money?”

Jenn will also be announcing the 2013-2014 Harkness Fellowship Award winner.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Time: 10:30AM to 12:00PM PT

This session will introduce three cases across Canada where patients, families and communities are partnering with healthcare providers, decision-makers and/or policy-makers to improve healthcare design, delivery and policy. The session brings together multiple perspectives: patient, healthcare provider & decision-maker, policy-maker and researcher along with expertise in the design and evaluation of public engagement processes in healthcare and healthcare improvement.

Confirmed names for session speakers: 
• Julia Abelson, (moderator), Professor, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA), McMaster University
• Jenn Verma, (moderator), Director, Collaboration for Innovation and Improvement, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
• G. Ross Baker, Full Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
• Caryl Harper, Manager, Patients as Partners, Primary Health Care and Specialist Services, Ministry of Health Services, Government of British Columbia
• Cheryl-Anne Simoneau, Patient Representative, McGill University Health Centre
• Tracy Wasylak, Vice President, Strategic Clinical Networks & Clinical Care Pathways, Alberta Health Services

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2. CFHI: Our Triple Aim Impact in Canada (Poster)

Kaye Phillips, Director, Performance Improvement, CFHI will be presenting a poster entitled Applying Triple Aim Thinking to Accelerate Healthcare Improvement in Canada. Kaye will speak to CFHI’s past and present programming in the areas of Healthcare Efficiency, Patient and Family Centred Care and Coordinated Healthcare across Canada. With a wealth of experiences both regionally and thematically, CFHI illustrates our pathway to successfully pursuing the Triple Aim.