Presenteeism, reduced productivity while working, has come into consideration as a major occupational health problem in many countries with serious consequences for both organizations and employees. Increasing evidence shows that presenteeism represents a significant source of productivity losses that can cost organizations much more than does absenteeism, and it can lead to an…
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Strengthening Mental Health Services for Children and Families is the 14th IHE Innovation Forum, a semi-annual event bringing together senior public- and private-sector experts and decision-makers to address health care policy issues.
The purpose of this workshop was to examine COPD management in Canada through presentation of analyses and examples of system supports to action best practices to a select group of clinical leaders and relevant public sector decision makers. The group deliberated, and key themes and policy recommendations from discusssion were captured to form the basis of the final COPD Policy…
Written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report provides an assessment of how the adoption of fFN testing in Alberta impacted the clinical management of preterm labour and healty system resources. This was also an opportunity to retroactively use the Post Policy Implementation Framework to evaluate a specific policy developed within…
Better Information - Better Health: Accessing Health and Health-Related Data in Alberta is the 13th IHE Innovation Forum, a semi-annual event bringing together senior public- and private-sector experts and decision-makers to address health care policy issues.
Economic surveillance and economic assessments are important sources of information to help administrators and policy makers to track current trends and evaluate policies and care patterns. The Institute of Health Economics, in partnership with Alberta Health, held a two-day Costing Methods Workshop which helped to review costing practices by bringing together economists and other…
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…