Media Advisory - Value-Based Procurement and Innovation 2017: Opportunities for Improving Canada's Health Care

VANCOUVER, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The sustainability of Canada's public health care system will depend in large part on innovations that can enhance the efficiency, safety, quality, and productivity of health and health care services. Governments in Canada spend billions of public dollars on the procurement of products and services each year. If used appropriately, this purchasing power could boost innovations in the health care sector and improve health system performance.

On May 30, 2018, The Conference Board of Canada will host Value-Based Procurement and Innovation 2017. This conference will bring together innovation experts to discuss how Canadian health care systems can benefit from the opportunities surrounding value-based procurement.

When: May 30, 2017
Where: The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, 1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver, B.C.
Who: Speakers include:

  • William Charnetski, Chief Health Innovation Strategist, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Timothy Cox, Director, Contract Development and Support, Lower Mainland B.C. Health Authorities
  • Heather Davidson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Planning and Innovation Division, British Columbia Ministry of Health
  • Brooke Hayes, Executive Director, Strategic Business and Procurement Transformation, British Columbia Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services
  • David Loukras, Provincial Director, Supply Chain Performance, BC Clinical and Support Services Society
  • Ramon Maspons Bosch, Chief Innovation Officer, Agency of Health Quality and Assessment, Catalan Government, (AQuAS), Spain
  • Paul Preston, Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Louis Thériault, Vice-President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Julie Wilson, Provincial Director, Clinical Sourcing, BC Clinical and Support Services Society

For the full schedule and times visit:

This conference is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, Medtronic, and Roche.

Media Accreditation is required.

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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Natasha Jamieson, Communications Coordinator, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613-526-3090 ext. 307, E-mail:; or Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613-526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:


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