The Canadian health care system is in transition. Ever increasing demands for health care dollars are facing rigid fiscal controls and higher value for money expectations by provinces and territories. The current federal government has promised to negotiate a new Health Accord, but in exchange, wants them to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness in primary care through innovation and technology.
The political challenge in managing health care reform is that Canadians both want and fear change. The result is that policy options today are fragmented and focused on a diverse number of players in health care delivery, policy development and health promotion.
We work closely with our clients to help them understand the shifting landscape of federal, provincial and territorial expectations. We have extensive experience in advising a wide variety of national voluntary, patient-focused and private sector clients on how best to fund cutting edge research and advance critical options for improved efficiencies and access to medicines and services.