OTTAWA, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Association of Canadian Academic
Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) welcomes the release of the report of
the Council of the Federation Health Care Innovation Working Group.
"The report, which identifies a number of pockets of innovation across
the country and the need to accelerate their adoption with sustainable
change management strategies, underscores the importance of health
providers working closely with provinces and territories to advance the
health of Canadians and improve system performance", said Ms. Chris
Power, ACAHO Board Chair, and President & CEO of Capital District
Health Authority in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
This unique process has identified a number of important next steps in
the areas of clinical practice guidelines, team-based models of care,
health human resources and quality improvement. With strong leadership
from Premier Wall and Ghiz, and senior officials, ACAHO members look
forward to continuing to work in partnership to transform the health
system to meet the changing health needs of Canadians.
While the provinces and territories have demonstrated significant
leadership in creating a national approach to health innovation, we
also believe there is an important role for the federal government to
play; not only in terms of the health services it delivers to
Canadians, but through a number of policies and programs that support
investments in health research and innovation. "This is where we need
maximum alignment and collaboration between the two levels of
government", said Mr. Glenn Brimacombe, President & CEO of ACAHO.
Seen as a starting point for more joint dialogue and collaborative
activity, ACAHO members look forward to discussing with governments
other areas that can be addressed through this process.
Members of ACAHO are leaders of innovative and transformational
organizations that serve a unique and essential role in the system:
they educate the next generation of health care professionals, advance
leading-edge innovative practices through health research, and provide
much of the specialized health care services to Canadians.
To advance patient care and the health & well-being of Canadians through
research discovery and innovation.
To create an environment in which research discovery, innovation and
learning benefit patients, populations, health systems and the economy.
SOURCE: ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN ACADEMIC HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
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