This environmental scan describes existing initiatives that aim to accelerate the diagnostic phase of cancer care in Alberta, Canada, and internationally. Specifically, it describes their development and implementation, structure and functioning, intended outcomes and effectiveness, costs and cost savings, and enablers and barriers.
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Compilation of all presentations from the SCN-MEDEC event on June 24, 2015
This White Paper discusses the concept of developing a comprehensive rheumatoid arthritis registry in Alberta, and the important health, social, and economic gains such a resource would generate for Alberta.
PDF of a PowerPoint Presentation by Mr. Anyk Glussich, Program Lead, Canadian Patient Cost Database (CPCD); Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). On the State of the Art in Costing Methods Workshop.
PDF of a PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Axel Meisen, Chair of Foresight, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. Alberta Health Services - Becoming the Best: Building a Sustainable Health System - Game Changing Health Innovations Conference
This report provides information regarding the impact of physician reimbursement models on five dimensions specified in the Provincial Alternate Relationship Plan Program Evaluation. The impact of physician reimbursement models were assessed on the following five dimensions: Health service utilization Access to care Quality of services Patient satisfaction Physician satisfaction…
This report presents summary information on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in Alberta, with comparison to the use of these diagnostic imaging technologies in other jurisdictions. The aims of the report are to: illustrate the capacity in Alberta to diagnose and manage health problems with the help of these important technolgies compare the numbers,…
Teleoncology: Applications and associated benefits for the adult population. This report determines the current state of evidence on teleoncology applications to improve access to care closer to home for rural patients and families affected by a diagnosis of cancer. It follows an earlier report by Marie-Josée Paquin prepared as part of her participation in the SEARCH Classic…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #23. This report is intended as a discussion primer for two challenges increasingly faced by health technology assessment (HTA), health impact assessment (HIA), health needs assessment, parliamentary technology assessment (PTA), participatory technology assessment, policy makers in numerous areas, health care…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #17. This paper focuses on incident reporting systems relevant to the hospital and efforts to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. Costs associated with incident reporting systems are included wherever possible. This paper aims to assess the effectiveness of hospital incident reporting systems in improving…