Summary of Systematic Reviews, Primary Studies, and Evidence-based Guidelines. The following research questions were addressed in this review: What are the clinical effects of a universal screening strategy for ARO carriage when compared with no screening? What are the clinical effects of a universal screening strategy for ARO carriage when compared with targeted screening (screening…
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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.
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.
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 and Chief Economics at TD Financial…
For which strategies of suicide prevention is there evidence of effectiveness? This report aims to synthesize research findings from existing systematic reviews to address two questions: What types of preventive interventions have been evaluated in the published literature? Which strategies have good-quality evidence to support them? Limited evidence - as well as variability by…
Maximizing Health System Performance—Assisted by Evidence, Science, and Information Systems is the sixth of the IHE’s Innovation Forums, a semi-annual series brings together senior public- and private-sector decision-makers to address policy issues of importance in the healthcare system, not just in Alberta, but to all of Canada and the international community, as well.
Emceed by Don Newman, national journalist and broadcaster and Chair of Canada 2020, this fifth session considered the following theme: Innovation and Sustainability in Health Systems. Speakers from all sectors provided a range of perspectives on how to foster innovation and drive towards a more sustainable healthcare system.
Emceed by Tom Feasby, the University of Calgary‘s Dean of Medicine, this fourth session considered the following theme: Innovation and Economics: Investing in the Future Health System. Speakers from all sectors provided a range of perspectives on the best ways to direct resources so as to ensure a real return on investment.
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.
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 be addressed if all partners…
In December 2008, the Institute of Health Economics launched a series of semi-annual innovation forums whose goal is to bring together senior public and private sector decision-makers to address policy issues of importance in the health care system, not just in Alberta, but to all of Canada and the international community, as well. Emceed by Andy Greenshaw, Associate Vice President…
Routine Preoperative Tests - Are They Necessary? is about routine preoperative testing on otherwise healthy patients who are scheduled for elective surgery. This report is a synopsis of the findings from some of the major health technology assessments and systematic reviews on preoperative testing published during the last two decades. The implications of these results for Alberta…