25 – 26 November 2010 Edmonton, Alberta On 25 – 26 November 2010 in Edmonton a national forum: Funding Models to Support Quality and Sustainability – A Pan-Canadian Dialogue took place. Hosted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in collaboration with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation…
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26 – 27 October 2010 Edmonton, Alberta As part of the Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program, on October 26 & 27, 2010, the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) conducted an invitational workshop on the optimal use of diagnostic imaging (CT and MRI) based on the recommendations from the low back pain guideline. Download Workshop Summary Encouraging Optimal Use…
14 October 2010 Edmonton, Alberta 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. Key Forum Documents…
23 – 24 September 2010 Edmonton, Alberta Advancements in methodological approaches in the evaluation of health technologies are important for ensuring ongoing improvement in the comprehensiveness and quality of assessments. On September 23 and 24th, 2010, The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) conducted an invitational methodology forum addressing the economic evaluation…
18 July 2010 Calgary, Alberta In order to better understand Mental Health & Addictions in the Workplace, the PNWER Health Care Working Group hosted a half day session in conjunction with the annual PNWER summit. This session brought together key policy experts, decision makers, clinicians, and business leaders, and provided the opportunity for dialogue around this issue. Mental…
22 April 2010 Edmonton, Alberta 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. Key Forum Documents…
8 – 9 April 2010 Edmonton, Alberta There is a wealth of theoretical and real-world evidence on the impacts of physician payment system design on physician behavior and health system performance. In order to bring some of that knowledge to Alberta the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) conducted, on behalf of Alberta Health and Wellness, a 1 and ½ day Provider Funding:…
5 February 2010 Edmonton, Alberta The Effective Involvement of Patients in Health Technology Decisions: What Does Best Look Like? program presented some of the latest international and Canadian developments in policy in this important area. It also included presentations from experts and interactive discussion amongst the participants. Download Workshop Summary Maximizing Patient…
23 – 25 April 2007 Calgary, Alberta The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) co-hosted this Calgary conference in April 2007 to consult experts on factors contributing to the low birth weight rate in Alberta, to develop a consensus on the relevant factors, and to tailor interventions to address the contributing factors. The consensus statement on how to prevent low birth weight…