Value in Health Forum: Standards, Quality, and Economics

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About the Value in Health Forum

19 January 2017
Edmonton, Alberta

The Value in Health Invitational Forum: Standards, Quality, and Economics was intended to provide an overview from provincial, national, and international leaders around key issues to consider and address from a system perspective when developing an approach to extract value from a complex health system. The concept of system organization for a) development of standards, b) accountability arrangements and roles, and c) approaches to measure and extract value (funding, improvement programs) with consideration of impact on front line practices and macroeconomic outcomes, was also discussed at the Forum.

The objectives of the Forum were to:

  • engage with provincial stakeholders around the provincial system agenda to achieve better value for investment in the system;
  • provide an opportunity for shared learning and provincial reflection on lessons from international and national experts for application in Alberta; and,
  • highlight and showcase provincial initiatives underway and emerging opportunities to coordinate system standard setting, quality improvement strategies, value assessment and monitoring.

Event Webcast

The event was streamed live; please click the following link to watch the recorded webcast: Event Live Stream


The Institute of Health Economics was pleased to host the Value in Health Invitational Forum in partnership with the following agencies: Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Innovates, Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA), and the Canadian Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR).

This forum was supported financially by Alberta Health, through the Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant, and Alberta Innovates, through the Community Engagement and Conference Grant. The views expressed at this forum were not necessarily representative of any particular organization involved.

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