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Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the Virtualization of Services
May 23, 2018 - Will Falk and Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia

Virtual care is a natural next step in technological innovation for healthcare, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through...

Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse
April 5, 2018 - William B.P. Robson

Preliminary figures show faster growth in the amounts governments are budgeting for healthcare over the past three years, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Healthcare...

Inflated Expectations: More Immigrants Can’t Solve Canada’s Aging Problem on Their Own
March 13, 2018 - William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi

Higher immigration can ease, but not entirely mitigate, the impacts of demographic change on the workforce, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Inflated Expectations: More...

Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers
January 25, 2018 - Colin Busby, Aaron Jacobs and Ramya Muthukumaran

Canadian provincial healthcare systems fare poorly compared to peer countries according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to...

The Paradox of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in Canadian Healthcare
May 23, 2017 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

The current methods of paying healthcare providers do not encourage systematic consideration of cost-effectiveness in the selection of treatment or new technologies, finds a new report from the C....

Healthcare Spending Decelerating? Not so Fast!
September 7, 2016 - William B.P. Robson

Revised estimates for 2014 healthcare spending growth show increases larger than initially reported – which continues a worrisome trend, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Healthcare...

Blomqvist and Wyonch - Pharmacare and Politics
Intelligence Memos
From: Åke Blomqvist and Rosalie Wyonch To: The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health Subject: Pharmacare and Politics Date: July 16, 2018 A central element of the election platform...
How to modernize Canada’s health care in the digital age - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
At the heart of health care are face-to-face interactions between health professionals and their patients and families. That is what makes it the ultimate “bricks and mortar” industry. Health care...
Schwanen, Wyonch - The Three Cs, Why We Don’t Get that Flu Shot
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch To: Canada’s ministers of public health Date: May 2, 2018 Re: The Three Cs, Why We Don’t Get that Flu Shot Despite clinical evidence showing the value of...
Le rapport Naylor et les politiques en matière de santé : le Canada a besoin d’un nouveau modèle
Le gouvernement fédéral devrait reconnaître le succès limité des tentatives précédentes de réforme des soins de santé par l’entremise de transferts conditionnels aux provinces et se pencher plutôt...
Le défi budgétaire de la population vieillissante : planifier les coûts des soins de santé au Québec
Les Québécois traînent un fardeau fiscal évalué à 682 milliards de $, c.-à-d. les impôts additionnels qui devront être prélevés au cours du prochain demi-siècle pour faire face à l’augmentation des...
La gestion des coûts des soins de santé pour une population vieillissante : le défi fiscal que le Québec n’a pas encore relevé
Les Québécois portent un lourd fardeau financier de 768 milliards de dollars – la facture d’impôt la plus élevée pour l’augmentation des dépenses de santé au cours du prochain demi-siècle – et...

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