Health System Standards: From Good Intent to Real World Application is the 12th IHE Innovation Forum, a semi-annual event bringing together senior public- and private-sector experts and decision-makers to address health care policy issues.
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This free forum for primary care clinicians was held in conjunction with the annual Accelerating Primary Care conference in Edmonton, Alberta, November 23, 2014. The forum saw three physician leaders review the latest developments in the continuously advancing field of stroke prevention and care, with a particular focus on the role of primary care. The forum was…
The Institute of Health Economics, in collaboration with the Government of Alberta and with support from Alberta Health Services (AHS) hosted the Consensus Development Conference on Improving Mental Health Transitions in Edmonton, Alberta, from November 4 - 6, 2014.
Real World Evidence: Priority Setting for Action was an invitational roundtable discussion organized by the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) and supported by and developed in partnership with Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Support Unit (Ontario) and AstraZeneca Canada. It was held in conjunction with the annual Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT).…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report is an evidence assessment of the clinical effectiveness and safety of hysteroscopic tubal sterilization, and the value for money associated with adopting hysteroscopic tubal sterilization in Alberta. Section Authors: Section One – Background and Context: Carmen…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report is an evidence assessment of the best available research evidence on the safety and effectiveness, cost effectiveness and budget impact of using Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in the management of symptomatic varicose…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report examines the safety, screening accuracy, therapeutic efficacy, patient outcomes and cost effectiveness of first trimester Quad (1T-Quad) +/- NT and NIPT screening for fetal trisomies. Section Authors: Section One – Technology Effectiveness and Safety: Ken Bond,…
The 3-day Canadian Consensus Development Conference on Surveillance & Screening for Antimicrobial-Resistant Organisms (AROs) held in Calgary, Alberta from June 18 - 20, 2014, was the first event of its kind to look at issues in the field of AROs.
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report examines the potential role of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) in screening for lung cancer in adults aged 50 years or older in Alberta. Section Authors: Section One – Social and System Demographics Analysis: Bing Guo, Dagmara Chojecki Section Two –…
Biologic and Biosimilar Therapies: The Future of Biologic and Biosimilar Therapies for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Alberta Health Care.
Meeting the Challenge: Dementia and Continuing Care is the 11th IHE Innovation Forum, a semi-annual event bringing together senior public- and private-sector experts and decision-makers to address health care policy issues.
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #6. This report provides details of a telepsychiatry pilot project undertaken by the Provincial Mental Health Advisory Board-Central Alberta (PMHAB) in cooperation with four Regional Health Authorities. It supplements an earlier report issued by the Board describing the pilot project evaluation and has been prepared…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #5. This assessment of computerized gait analysis in the management of children with cerebral palsy (CP) or spina bifida (SB) has been prepared at the request of the Glenrose Hospital, Edmonton. The hospital has already undertaken developmental work towards establishing a gait analysis facility. Advice was sought…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #4. This outline of issues in the assessment of telehealth is intended as a resource document for health care funders, providers and administrators. Health authorities and others in Alberta face decisions on the procurement and use of this information and communication technology. Such decisions should be informed…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #3. The intent of this report is to inform medical practitioners and the public on the current status of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) as a treatment for various types of infertility, and on its use and coverage in Canada. The report has been prepared because of the interest and debate regarding…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #2. This paper is intended as a short overview of the effectiveness and status of a neurosurgical procedure, posteroventral pallidotomy (PVP), which is used in the treatment of some people with Parkinson's Disease. NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents…