North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series we welcome Sir Chris Ham on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM in HS 106 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto). This event is free of charge and open to anyone. Forward it to a friend who might be interested.

Co-hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

Improving Population Health: What is the Role of Health Systems?

The hanging burden of disease requires health system to focus on promoting population health alongside their established role in treating illness. All parts of the health system must contribute by using resources more effectively and by recognizing the role of health systems as anchor institutions in their communities. Health systems also have a contribution to make in building partnerships for improving health with local governments, people and communities. This lecture will illustrate how this is being done in some jurisdictions and set out the challenges facing health system leaders in ‘turning around the oil tanker’.

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SIR CHRIS HAM

Profile of Sir Chris Ham

Sir Chris Ham is an experienced leader and has served on the boards of a number of organisations in both executive and non-executive roles. His career has encompassed the charitable sector, central government and universities. He has extensive networks among national and local NHS organisations and in local government and the third sector.

He is currently independent chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire STP, non-executive director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, co-chair of the NHS Assembly, visiting senior fellow at The King’s Fund, and independent adviser to Carnall Farrar. His portfolio includes advising NHS organisations and their partners, speaking at conferences and seminars, and writing about health policy and management in the UK and other systems.

 


 

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.

The Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

The Centre for Sustainable Health Systems is an academic unit that leverages evidence to support environmentally sustainable practices and policies across the health sector. The Centre is housed within the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto


North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series and the Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) Seminar Series we welcome Thomas Rice on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM in HS 610 Auditorium (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto). This event is free of charge and open to anyone. Forward it to a friend who might be interested.

Improving Consumer Decision-Making in U.S. Health Insurance Markets:  A Behavioral Economics Approach

Many Americans face a daunting number of health insurance options and nearly all evidence indicates that they are not able to make choices that are in their best interests.  Behavioral economics posits that limiting choices and simplifying information can improve consumer welfare.  Evidence from some recent experiments will be presented.

Thomas Rice

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Associate Director (United States) of the NAO

profile of Thomas Rice

Thomas Rice is Professor of the Department of Health Policy and Management at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. His areas of interest include health insurance, competition and regulation; physicians’ economic behavior; and Medicare. He was lead author of a book about the U.S. health care system, for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Dr. Rice was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. He was chair of the AcademyHealth Board of Directors in 2005-6, and previously he had been awarded its Article of the Year Award and its Young Investigator Award.

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.

Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE)

The Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) aims to be the leading institution in Canada for developing practical research based solutions to ongoing concerns in Canadian health and health economics research. The work of the Centre aims to provide solutions to issues in Canadian health research for those in the academic and policy realms.


North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series and the Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) Seminar Series we welcome Sabina Nuti on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM in HS 106 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto). This event is free of charge and open to anyone. Forward it to a friend who might be interested.

Improving Performance in Healthcare: Evaluation Systems and Governance Tools

The seminar will provide with insights on past, present and future work that the Management and Health laboratory of Sant’Anna School of Pisa has been carrying out since 2004. The speaker will present the results of the longstanding constructive research on performance evaluation systems (PES) in healthcare in Italy. In particular, she will discuss the power of benchmarking, of the visualization tools and how the PES has been used across the Italian Regions. Moreover, the authors will present the results achieved and the governance tools adopted to improve the regional and organizational performance.

Sabina Nuti

Full Professor, Institute of Management, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

Profile of Sabina Nuti, presenting with laptop at podiumSabina Nuti is Full Professor of Health Management in the Institute of Management at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy (SSSA). Her interests are on performance evaluation systems, efficiency and governance mechanism in health care. She is responsible for the Interregional performance evaluation systems for more than half of Italian Regions. She is a member of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health of the European Commission for the triennium 2016-2019. In 2016 she has been involved in the Joint Assessment Framework (JAF) in the Area of Health leaded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Social Affairs. She is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Outcome Program at National Italian Agency for Regional Health Services. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto. She is responsible for European and National research projects regarding healthcare management, performance evaluation and policies, and author of various national and international publications. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Health, Economics, Policy and Law, of the Cambridge University Press.


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.

Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE)

The Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) aims to be the leading institution in Canada for developing practical research based solutions to ongoing concerns in Canadian health and health economics research. The work of the Centre aims to provide solutions to issues in Canadian health research for those in the academic and policy realms.




North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
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.

Bruce Rosen
Director, Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
Co-editor, Israel Journal of Health Policy Research

Greg Marchildon
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.