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Feb 122012

Are Canada’s Premiers Serious about Innovation in Public Health Care?

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From The Hill Times: The task of reforming public health care has been left in the hands of Canada’s premiers after the federal government dropped a 10-year non-negotiable funding plan in their laps and beat a quick retreat into the tall grasses. Ottawa’s over-to-you strategy comes complete with no strings attached to how they spend the $40-billion a year they receive in federal health transfers. The premiers are free to innovate, and ...

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Jul 222011

Saving Health Care without Going Broke

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From The Evidence Network: Let’s move beyond private vs. public debate (A version of this commentary appeared in The Huffington Post, Troy Media and The Mark.) With the election behind us, Canadians can look back and appreciate that we spent upwards of $300 million on an examination of personality, while policy largely escaped unscathed by serious scrutiny.  Health care, which pollsters insisted was the issue of greatest concern to ...

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Mar 212011

ABJHI Team Wins Top Achievements in Health Research Award

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A team from Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute shares the spot for highest-ranking winner of the 2009-2010 competition for the Top Achievements in Health Research.  The team won for its essay describing the positive and lasting changes in health care that have taken root in Alberta and elsewhere as a result of Alberta Hip and Knee Replacement Pilot Project. The competition is hosted jointly by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research ...

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Feb 062009

Grande Prairie Bone and Joint Clinic Now Open at QEII Hospital

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GRANDE PRAIRIE – Alberta Health Services is proud to announce the opening of the new Grande Prairie Bone and Joint Clinic at the QEII Hospital. Located in 1-East in Mackenzie Place, the new clinic is an integral feature of an innovative model for improved hip and knee replacement services. It begins providing services to residents in the Peace Country this month. “The Bone and Joint Clinic is an outstanding example of how we are ...

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