October 25, 2018
One of the ways we can seek to improve Canada’s health system is by comparing the strategies, procedures, and success or failures, of countries with similar health systems to our own. With the recent launch of the North American Observatory… Read more about IHPME PhD Student Receives Inaugural Comparative Health System Award in honour of Les Boehm
October 15, 2018
Today, Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced a $4 million investment in the first-ever Pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN) that will bring together researchers from over 40 universities across the country, as well as patients, public health… Read more about U of T experts, including IHPME’s Beate Sander, help lead new pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network
February 23, 2018
Gregory Marchildon considers himself an older voice when it comes to Canadian health system scholarship so he was proud to be a co-author alongside the new and leading voices in Medicare policy analysis — including Danielle Martin and Stephanie Nixon —… Read more about Is it time to re-think our “Canadian” health system? U of T researchers publish Canadian health system series in The Lancet
June 12, 2017
Three IHPME students – Daniel Pincus, Alainna Jamal, and Tim Rappon – were named Vanier Scholars on May 30, 2017. “I was just leaving Mount Sinai Hospital after giving a short talk when I found out,” said Alainna Jamal recipient… Read more about Three IHPME Students Awarded Vanier CGS
As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series, we welcome Bruce Rosen on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 9am-10:30am in HS 108 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto) for a lecture on:
Public Policy on Dual (Public-Private) Physician Practice: Israel and Canada Compared
While provincial medicare policies currently discourage dual practices, these policies are under judicial review in the Cambie Surgeries case in British Columbia. This is an ideal time to review the origin and impact of these policies from a more international and comparative perspective.
Placing the regulation of dual practice in a health systems conceptual framework, Greg Marchildon and Bruce Rosen compare Canada and Israel. Although facing similar problems, the polities within these countries have developed different approaches to regulating dual practice in the public interest that provide useful policy lessons for each.
Director, Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
Co-editor, Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at IHPME
Founding Director, North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Dr. Bruce Rosen is the director of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research – a division of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. He is also co-editor of the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, which seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions between scholars from Israel and their counterparts from around the world. He holds a doctorate in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. Rosen is the lead author of the European Observatory’s country report for Israel and The Commonwealth Fund’s profile of the Israeli health care system. He co-edited Accountability and Responsibility in Health Care: Issues in Addressing an Emerging Global Challenge, which combined conceptual contributions from leading international scholars with local reports on how eight different health systems are addressing the accountability/responsibility challenge.
The founding director of the NAO, Gregory P. Marchildon is Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. A scholar-practitioner, Marchildon has extensive experience in establishing and working in national and international research and policy networks. A member of the editorial board of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Marchildon is also the Canadian representative on the Health Systems and Policy Monitor network.
North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO)
The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, health organizations, and governments promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Due to the high degree of health system decentralization in the United States and Canada, the NAO is committed to focusing attention on comparing health systems and policies at the provincial and state level in federations.