6 December 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Value for Money in the Health System was the eighth in the series of Innovation Forums. The keynote speaker, Mr. Don Drummond, Matthews Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queens University, and a former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Government of Canada, as well as a former Senior Vice President…
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Stroke Prevention and Management in Primary Care: a free forum at the 2012 Accelerating Primary Care Conference Sunday, 18 November 2012 Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta Stroke Update 2012 was a free forum for primary care clinicians, held in conjunction with the annual Accelerating Primary Care conference in Banff, Alberta, November 18, 2012. The forum brought together…
18 – 19 October 2012 Canmore, Alberta The EQ-5D is a standardized instrument developed by the EuroQol group for use as a measure of health outcome. It considers five dimensions of health-related quality of life: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression. When the need for greater collaboration around implementation and use of the EQ-5D in…
30 July 2012 Montréal, Québec The concept of “personalized medicine” in health is garnering increased attention. Personalized medicine can be defined as the tailoring of preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic interventions to the characteristics of an individual or population. This may involve genetic or laboratory biomarker information. As personalized…
31 May 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Social Determinants of Health is the seventh IHE Innovation Forum, a semi-annual event bringing together senior public- and private-sector experts and decision-makers to address health care policy issues. Key Forum Documents Innovation Forum VII – Social Determinants of Health – FINAL PROGRAMDownload Final Program
6 – 7 February 2012 Edmonton, Alberta As part of the Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program, in February 2012, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in partnership with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) sponsored a two day meeting of content, administrative and research experts to identify the breadth of diagnostic imaging studies that CIHI might…
11 – 12 January 2012 Ottawa, Ontario The IHE has established a series of methodologic forums with the intent of identifying and addressing major methodological challenges in informing policies and decisions around the funding and use of health technologies, in partnership with its private and public stakeholders that are involved in the production of evidence and use of assessment.…
1 December 2009 Edmonton, Alberta Emceed by Tom Feasby, the University of Calgary’s Dean of Medicine, this third session considered the following theme: Maximizing Health System Performance: Cost Containment and Improved Efficiency. Speakers from all sectors provided a range of perspectives on Cost Containment and Improved Efficiency Key Forum Documents Innovation Forum III…
7 – 9 October 2009 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.…
25 May 2009 Edmonton, Alberta The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) Innovation Forum series reflects one of the key goals of the Institute to promote open debate and dialogue on important issues in the health care system among academia, government, health service executives and industry. The Institute believes that the significant challenges facing the health system will only…