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What the Loss of the Health Council of Canada Means for Canadians - John G. Abbott, Mark J. Dobrow and Jack Kitts

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Who said “I don’t, sir, but I know that there are 45,000 in America who die waiting because they don’t have insurance at all”? Did you miss Dr. Danielle Martin at the U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing? Watch the video and see what she has to say. Want to learn more? See Trudy Lieberman and André Picard discussing the future of Healthcare in North America. physician compensation costs, average physician compensation and average unit cost per service all rose extremely fast, the total number of services, number of services per capita and average number of services per physician either stagnated or declined.
The idea of merging public health and primary care provokes anxiety because it creates the risk that resources will be transferred from public health to primary care.
Alberta is arguably a fully integrated healthcare delivery system. What are the lessons learned for other Canadian jurisdictions?
Janet Davidson: Actually, we are not fully integrated because there are elements related to primary care excluded [from the model]. Alberta is doing some unique things with primary care, so there will be some opportunities for learning there. But these challenges refresh my thoughts about the big advantages of integrated systems.
Vickie Kaminski officially takes on the role of Alberta Health Services CEO on June 2. She will spend time in Alberta prior to her official start date meeting with stakeholders and transitioning into the role.
Hospitals should consider creating physician quality leader roles to assist in physician engagement, quality improvement project success and strategic planning for quality and patient safety

Canada - One of the most well-educated countries 

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  • Vickie Kaminski to President and CEO, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
  • Bonnie Adamson retires as President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON
  • Dr. Arvind Gupta to President and Vice Chancellor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Douglas Naudie to Site Chief of Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON
  • Dr. Gurdeep Parhar to Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Catherine Allaire to Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Anne-Marie Newton to Associate Director of Development, SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Therese Takacs to Chief Partnership and Development Officer, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Helene Tomusiak-Donahue to Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young (EY), Edmonton AB
  • Dr. Richard Wedge to interim CEO of Health PEI, Charlottetown, PE
  • Richard Ernst to retire from Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
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