28 November 2013 Edmonton, Alberta Choosing Wisely® in Health Care: A Canadian Perspective is the tenth IHE Innovation Forum, a semi-annual event bringing together senior public- and private-sector decision-makers to address policy issues of importance in the healthcare system in Alberta, Canada, and internationally. Choosing Wisely® is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation…
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Rationale, Aims, and Objectives: The Alberta Ambassador Program (AAP) adapted seven clinical practice guidelines on low back pain (LBP) into a single guideline spanning the continuum of care from prevention and diagnosis through to treatment. The Ambassador adaptation process was evaluated to 1 Identify the major challenges encountered and successful strategies utilized;…
23 – 25 September 2013 Edmonton, Alberta IHE hosted the First International Conference on Prevention of FASD, September 23 - 25, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. More than 800 people were in attendance, including global experts and leaders in the health system, government, and the academic and business communities. Download the International Charter on the Prevention of FASD Well-known…
18 – 20 September 2013 Edmonton, Alberta Alcohol can hurt the brain and body of an unborn baby and cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a serious lifelong condition that impacts both the individual and their family. A child with FASD becomes an adult with FASD, facing birth defects, developmental and learning delays and social, educational, and employment challenges.…
9 May 2013 Edmonton, Alberta Early Childhood Development: Advancing Children’s Health is the ninth IHE Innovation Forum, a semi-annual event bringing together senior public- and private-sector decision-makers to address policy issues of importance in the healthcare system in Alberta, Canada, and internationally. Key Forum Documents Innovation Forum IX – Early childhood…
5 May 2013 St. John's, Newfoundland The Provincial Industry Payer Agreements in an Era of National Purchasing Strategies Roundtable was a follow-up to a 2011 National Roundtable Discussion on Innovative Approaches to Industry-Payer Agreements held in Vancouver, British Columbia in association with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Annual Symposium.…
19 February 2013 Edmonton, Alberta The Institute of Health Economics, in partnership with Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, Alberta Health, and Eli Lilly Canada, conducted a roundtable to examine the concept of Alberta Health as a Living Laboratory. The ‘Living Laboratory' concept builds off the recognition of the unique assets and opportunity we have in Alberta,…
14 – 16 November 2006 Edmonton, Alberta In November 2006 the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) hosted the Consensus Development Conference on Self-Monitoring in Diabetes, looking specifically at the cost of testing, whether people with diabetes use test strips to monitor their blood sugar levels and, if so, whether they act on the information generated from these tests. The Consensus…