IHE/CAPT Precision Health Workshop

About the IHE/CAPT Precision Health Workshop

22 October 2017
Toronto, Ontario

On October 22, 2017, in conjunction with the 2017 Annual CAPT Conference, the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) and the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT) co-hosted the IHE/CAPT Precision Health Workshop.

Precision Health (PH) has potential to provide a wide range of solutions such as enhanced R&D efficiency, earlier diagnosis and time to treatment, guided patient and physician treatment decisions, and improved patient outcomes. The Canadian healthcare system cannot capitalize on these benefits unless the policies and systems evolve to keep pace with the rapid rate of change in science and technology. The workshop will review the potential for PH to contribute to patient care in oncology and other therapeutic areas, profile international case studies to share how other jurisdictions are embracing data and technology changes to move to a more individualized treatment approach, and identify gaps that currently exist in the Canadian framework and how this is impacting patients and care. The intended output from this workshop will include proposed solutions to close gaps and improve patient care.

The meeting objectives were to:

  1. review the concept of Precision Health and outline its potential impact on patient care and timely access to innovative medicines;
  2. share examples/case studies and lessons learned from Precision Health innovations and how they have been introduced into various health systems; and,
  3. obtain insights from stakeholders on the gaps/challenges, implications, and potential solutions to enable the integration of Precision Health innovations into the Canadian health system.
Download Summary Report
Addressing gaps and challenges with the integration of precision health technologies into the Canadian health system – Summary report of an IHE/CAPT Precision Health Workshop