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Value-Based Healthcare - The Role of the Vendor Community by Ron Kaczorowski, (Essays, 2018)
Value is in the eye of the beholder! Successful organizations understand that marketing, selling and delivering value is their responsibility.Yet if we look back over ten, fifteen or twenty-years, we can see that many of yesterday’s industry leaders have failed to deliver value.  Many of these powerhouse companies no longer exist. 

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Focusing on outcomes, value-based healthcare (VBHC) can help healthcare providers manage costs and deliver improved care, all with limited resources.  Case Studies from Value-Based Healthcare: A Global Assessment.

Moving toward Value-based Payment Models in Canadian Healthcare (Essays, 2012)
Healthcare systems across Canada face a pressing sustainability problem. Past reforms have focused primarily on the delivery of healthcare services and not enough on the alignment of financial incentives to add value.  Canada’s challenges are echoed on the world stage, and as such a number of healthcare payment reform models have begun to emerge in response.

Transitioning to value based healthcare in top tier healthcare systems (Video)
Omar Ishrak, Breakfast with the Chiefs, 2015 

From Theory to Practice: Implementing Value-Based Healthcare Around the World (Video)
Omar Ishrak, Breakfast with the Chiefs, 2017

REGISTER NOW FOR TOMORROW's Breakfast with the Chiefs featuring Dr. Edward Brown as he shares ideas and evidence that demonstrate we can improve access, enhance chronic disease management and create the patient-centred system we all want -by thinking a little differently and leveraging technology.

  • Longwoods E-health Library: Profile: Ed Brown and the Development of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (Healthcare Quarterly, 2009)
  • Edward Brown, Telemedicine modernizer (The Globe and Mail, 2010)

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Ed Brown
TOMORROW - Wednesday June 6, 2018 - Toronto, ON (registration closes at noon today)
8:00am to 9:00am, join us for Breakfast at 7:30am
Dr. Edward Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
Topic: A Practical Guide to Disrupting Healthcare
Location: Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors:  CFHIMedtronic, Novari Health, NRC HealthTELUS Health and Mount Sinai Hospital
Register here.

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