Media Advisory: Canada’s healthcare CEOs meet in Montreal to discuss quality and accountability

Ottawa, February 14, 2011—How do we reduce inefficiency, decrease costs and improve quality in health services? Why does where you live affect the type of healthcare you receive? How do we improve transitions in care, from hospital to community, for seniors? Questions like these will be up for discussion when more than 150 of Canada’s most influential healthcare decision-makers gather at an invitation-only event at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal on Wednesday, February 16th for the fifth annual CEO Forum, “Leadership Accountability in Canadian Healthcare: Creating the momentum to improve quality.”
The CEO Forum will feature national and international speakers, including Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Deb Matthews; CMA President, Jeffrey Turnbull; Director of Service Transformation at the National Health Service in the U.K., Helen Bevan.

Throughout the day these healthcare leaders will be polled on questions of accountability and priority-setting related to achieving quality improvement across the healthcare system. Results will be displayed in real-time, with an analysis to be published at a later date. 

DATE:       Wednesday, February 16, 2010
TIME:        8:30 a.m.–4:00 .p.m. (sessions outlined below)
PLACE:    Omni Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal


The CEO Forum 2011 includes the following sessions:  

8:40 a.m Excellent Care for All
The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
9:30 a.m Transformation Strategies
Helen Bevan, Director of Service Transformation, National Health Services Institute for Innovation and Improvement, U.K.
Jeffrey Turnbull, President, Canadian Medical Association; Chief of Staff, The Ottawa Hospital
10:30 a.m The Politics of Health Improvement
Dennis Kendel, Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan Denis-Richard Roy, President and CEO, Sudbury Regional Hospital, Ontario
Robert Salois, Health and Welfare Commissioner, Government of Quebec
12:15 p.m Award Presentation: Excellence through Evidence
Recipient: Dan Florizone, Deputy Minister of Health, Saskatchewan
2:00 p.m Session I: Variations in Care
Session II: Integrated Health Systems: Handoffs in the continuum of care
Session III: Improving Allocation Efficiencies in Healthcare

The full program for CEO Forum 2011 is available here.

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to promote the use of evidence to strengthen the delivery of health services that improve the health of Canadians.  CHSRF is funded through an agreement with the Government of Canada.

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For information, please contact:
Elizabeth Everson
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Tel: 613-728-2238, ext. 242