Transforming Regions Into High Performing Health Systems

Held June 2, 2016



Did you know?

  • Regionalization – the creation of health authorities to deliver health care services to a defined population – has seen many changes over its 25 years of implementation across Canada.
  • There have been few formal evaluations of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the regionalization of health services in Canada

Consider this...

A distinguishing feature of healthcare in Canada is “regionalization”. The creation of regional health authorities has taken many forms over the past 25 years including in the number of health authorities in a jurisdiction the scope of their authority and the levers they control to improve the health and healthcare of the populations they serve.

While regionalization has been part of the Canadian healthcare landscape for three decades, there have been few evaluations of the outcomes that have derived from this Canadian healthcare delivery model.

In 2015, a team led by senior Canadian health policy advisor Dr. Yves Bergevin conducted a review of the literature on regionalization in Canada and conducted interviews with 30 health leaders to uncover the impacts of regionalization and a way forward for health authorities to achieve the ‘Triple Aim’ and improve healthcare for Canadians.

Dr. Bergevin will present the findings of his report. We will also hear from health leaders in Manitoba and Ontario who will reflect on Dr. Bergevins report and regionalization in these two provinces.

Join us!

This interactive and informative On Call session will be hosted and moderated by Stephen Samis, Vice President of Programs at CFHI.

What’s in it for you?

  • Discover what the literature and a group of pan-Canadian health leaders have to say about the past, present and future state of regionalization in Canada.
  • Learn how integrated regionalized health systems could improve access to health services.
  • Find out how a “way forward” can help Canadian jurisdictions achieve the Triple Aim of better health, better care and better value.

Meet your presenters

Yves Bergevin, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, FCFP
Dr. Yves Bergevin is a senior family physician, epidemiologist and public health physician. He currently advises the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (Québec), and national and international organizations. Dr. Bergevin is also a part-time assistant professor at McGill University.

Yves has held several senior level positions in global health, including Chief Health at UNICEF, where he fostered a renewed focus on child survival and a major increase in funding for health. He has also served as a Member of the Board on Global Health, National Academies of Sciences (USA) and of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board. Yves’ focus is on contributing to strengthening the performance of health systems towards the Triple Aim of Better Health, Better Care and Better Value.

Helga Bryant
Helga has been a registered nurse since 1974, and throughout years of clinical practice and leadership positions continues to be a passionate advocate for high-quality care. Helga is the CEO of the Northern Health, a role that affords her the opportunity to apply the wisdom of 40 years of experience to enrich the health care system in Northern Manitoba. Throughout her career, a love of change, an ability to inspire a vision, and therapeutic caring and encouragement have been hallmarks of Helga’s leadership practice.

Paul Huras
Paul Huras is the founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). In this role, he provides leadership for the LHIN’s responsibilities of local health system planning, community engagement, allotting funds, monitoring the performance of health services providers, and engaging health care stakeholders. Throughout his 30-year career, Paul has served on the board of many influential organizations, such as the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He also served as the Chair for both The Michener Institute in Toronto and Fanshawe College in London.


Stephen Samis PhotoStephen Samis, Vice-President, Programs, CFHI

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