CAHSPR conference focuses on “triple aim”

28 May 2013

More than 600 health researchers, decision-makers, and policy experts have come together in Vancouver to focus on how Canada can achieve the so-called “triple aim” of better health, better patient and provider experience, and constrained health cost growth.

The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) annual conference, taking place from May 28 to 30 at the Sheraton Wall Centre, will focus on finding innovative solutions to the complex problem of health system transformation. There is strong recognition among health services researchers and policy-makers of the need to control costs while streamlining care, as health care consumes a significant and growing share of government spending.

On Wednesday, May 29, MSFHR president and CEO Dr. Diane Finegood will deliver a presentation on how we can adopt a more holistic, system-wide approach to change. Dr. Finegood is a well-known diabetes and obesity researcher who brings her expertise in complex systems thinking to the “wicked problem” of health system transformation.

The CAHSPR conference will also see the presentation of an MSFHR poster outlining work to date on a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning System (MELS). MSFHR is leading the development of MELS, which is an example of a methodology to help assess the effectiveness of health system changes currently being implemented in BC.

The annual CAHSPR conference is Canada’s premier event for evidence-informed discussions of health policy issues. MSFHR is a sponsor of the 2013 conference. For more information, including the conference program, visit the CAHSPR website.