Oct. 19, 2016 (Ottawa) – HealthCareCAN, the voice of health care organizations and hospitals across Canada, supports a predictable base level of federal health transfers to provinces and territories to sustain our core Medicare programs. Additional federal taxpayer dollars should also be made available on a targeted basis for transitioning to a more integrated, patient-oriented, and accountable “Made-in-Health” Accord.
HealthCareCAN appreciates efforts by all Health Ministers to work together to address some of the key challenges being faced by our members. “It is only by working together that we can address the concerns of Canadians about our healthcare system falling behind other comparative countries,” said Bill Tholl, President and CEO of HealthCareCAN.
“We must take more seriously the need to leverage up leading practices for integrated, patient-centered care. The From Innovation to Action Report approved by Premiers in July 2012 is a good place to start. The report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation (July 2015), chaired by Dr. David Naylor, also provides important insights”, he concluded.
HealthCareCAN and its members are committed to doing our part to help reduce health inequalities for Indigenous peoples, enhance access to mental health services, lower the cost of prescription drugs and scale up and spread innovative practices.
HealthCareCAN is the national voice of healthcare organizations and hospitals across Canada. We foster informed and continuous, results-oriented discovery and innovation across the continuum of healthcare. We act with others to enhance the health of the people of Canada; to build the capability for high quality care; and to help ensure value for money in publicly financed, healthcare programs.
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