Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant
Changing how Alberta pays for health care is critical to improve value, achieve better quality, and slow cost growth. There is need in Alberta for capacity in applied economics knowledge to enhance economic surveillance that is independent from government, but supports ongoing provincial development of the organizational and incentive structures for funding the health service delivery system. There is also the need to critically appraise and regularly evaluate the impacts of funding systems on the behavior and performance of organizations and individuals to support phased implementation of funding reforms. Through the HFEC grant, IHE seeks to develop this capacity, while providing comprehensive analysis to Alberta Health on health related funding and economic policies.