Health

Value-Based Health Care: Now is the time to focus on outcomes, not outputs

Health care in Canada is fragmented and struggling with rising costs and varying quality of care. During the election campaign, parties touted pharmacare as a way to lower costs, but does it? Now is the time to position Value-Based Healthcare in Canada as a transformative approach to our health systems.

Monika Slovinec D’Angelo and Cameron MacLaine
November 13, 2019 | Op-ed

Accessing Diabetes medications: A Pan-Canadian analysis of patient experiences

Medicines are a key component of a range of therapeutic interventions that Canadians use to prevent, manage, and cure health conditions. Patients living with diabetes depend on access to evidence-based, individualized treatments to maintain and improve their health outcomes, reduce complications, and increase their overall quality of life and lifespan.

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Health care in Canada is fragmented and struggling with rising costs and varying quality of care. During the election campaign, parties touted pharmacare as a way to lower costs, but does it? How else can we pay for this big-ticket budget item? Now is the time to position Value-Based Healthcare in Canada as a transformative approach to our health systems.

Monika Slovinec D’Angelo and Cameron MacLaine

The fiscal health of Canadian governments

The federal and provincial governments ran huge deficits in the aftermath of the 2008–09 financial crisis. Despite decent economic growth since then, they have made little progress balancing their books.

November 20, 2019 | FREE Webinar

Leadership excellence in health and safety

Leaders set the tone that resonates throughout an organization. Their actions/inactions, their words, their decisions all impact safety outcomes. While leaders may have good intentions, to achieve safety excellence requires leaders to take initiative and exemplify health and safety.

November 20, 2019 | FREE Webinar

Taking an active role to improve employee mental health

How many hours of sleep do you get before a typical day of work? More than 21% of the working population in Canada currently experience mental health conditions and at least 500,000 Canadians are unable to work due to mental health needs. Employees continue to struggle to gain access to the high quality care they need.

October 10, 2019 | Free Webinar

How fatigue can keep you from reaching your full potential at work

How many hours of sleep do you get before a typical day of work? Too many people show up to work fatigued because of a lack of sleep. Beyond feeling tired and sleepy, a person who is fatigued due to sleep loss may also experience symptoms such as dizziness, sore muscles, slow reflexes, irritability and moodiness.

Dr. Bill Howatt, June 9, 2019 | Op-ed

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The Value of Radiology

Greg Sutherland, Nigel Russell, Robyn Gibbard, and Alexandru Dobrescu, June 25, 2019 | Report

Bill Howatt, June 6, 2019 | Op-ed

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Cannabis at work: early findings since legalization

Recreational cannabis was legalized across Canada in the fall of 2018. Employers faced the change with varying levels of concern and readiness…

Monica Haberl, June 26, 2019 | Webinar

Gaps in your company’s mental health programs

Employers want to improve their workplace focus on mental health and create a psychologically safe workplace, but many just don’t know where to start.

Dr. Bill Howatt, June 24, 2019 | Op-ed

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Who decides if medical cannabis is a treatment option?

This question doesn’t have a clear answer and requires careful consideration, the guidance of your medical professional and, in many cases, a conversation with your employer.

Bill Howatt, June 6, 2019 | Op-ed