"The Canadian Medical Association is serious about improving health for Canadians. We are very aware that it has to be about much more than just the delivery of health care. There¹s room for federal engagement, there¹s room for those outside the healthcare sector to be involved and it is clear that only a national strategy can bring all of these elements together to broker a national conversation. The Queen¹s Health Policy Change Conference series is providing the opportunity for multi-stakeholder engagement through its work in this critical area and I am proud to be a part of it."
Dr. Chris Simpson,
Canadian Medical Association,
Chief of Cardiology, Queen's University
"What is needed to transform and reinvigorate the health-care system? Canada's registered nurses believe we must move beyond episodic, urgent, acute care into accessible, integrated services and programs that are rooted in patient/family-centred primary health care and focused on delivery in homes and communities. CNA is pleased to contribute to the Queen's Health Policy Change Conference Series' efforts to achieve these goals."
Canadian Nurses Association
"Canada Health Infoway supports the Queen's Health Policy Change Conference Series because of its focus on collaboration between a variety of stakeholders and different levels of government. Having the Federal government, provinces & territories at the table has been instrumental to the progress we have made to advance digital health strategies across the country."
"As an organization that works with leaders across the country to accelerate healthcare improvement, CFHI is pleased to support this conference focused on implementing changes that will make a difference for Canadian patients and their families."
Maureen O'Neil, O.C.,
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
2. Building strategic change in Canadian healthcare
Central principles developed in Toward a Canadian Healthcare Strategy (June 2013) – pharmacare, electronic health records, better integrated continuum of care, as well as health human resources – provide the framework for thematic breakout discussions.
3. Implementing strategic change in Canadian healthcare
The process of drawing together a wide range of disparate partners – governments, healthcare providers, and industry – to advance Canadian healthcare strategy. The goal is to propel organizational transformation in Canadian healthcare.
New this year, the following authors are writing eight white papers on the themes listed above. As a conference participant, you will have access to working drafts of these papers and can provide feedback and input in advance of their future publication.
The papers will be posted here in advance of the conference: