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Opportunities exist to improve the management of heart failure in Canada

New report highlights policy levers to support improvements in management of heart failure. The Institute for Health Economics (IHE) has published a report “Heart Failure Policy and Systems Evaluation: Research Report and National Canadian Roundtable”.  The report, commissioned by Heartlife Canada, provides evidence on the pressing need to address heart failure in Canada, policy levers which need to be used, and recommendations on how to move forward.  Key findings: There is a lack of knowledge of heart failure among the public, patients and providers. There are key gaps in diagnosis where proven technologies are available. Systems of care are sub-optimally organized around the specific needs of patients at various stages in their journey. Equity of access to quality of care is an area for…
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IHE Director elected to Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Board

The institute of Health Economics congratulates our Director of Evidence Synthesis, Ken Bond,  for his election to the Board of Directors for Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) HTAi is the preeminent global society for championing equitable, responsive and cutting edge health technology assessment.  Ken is an active member of the international HTA community, and has served as co-chair of the HTAi Ethics Interest Group and as Associate and Deputy Editor for the International Journal for Technology Assessment in Health Care.  His appointment was confirmed at the recent HTAi Annual Meeting which took place June 24th to 28th in Adelaide, Australia. For more information Contact: John SprouleSenior Policy Director, Institute…
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IHE joins Global Partners in Announcing 2022 UNIVANTS Awards

The IHE is pleased to have collaborated with global health industry leaders in the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards in laboratory medicine and to share in announcement of the 2022 award winners. The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Program announces 11 teams from around the world for achieving measurably better healthcare performance  Foundational principles across all winning teams include “UNIFYING” across the care continuum for the development and implementation of “AVANT-GARDE” processes to enable measurable differences to clinical care.  The 2022 submissions included hospitals, commercial laboratories, reference laboratories, and clinics.  Applications included best practices across key areas of unmet needs with representation from every region of the…
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IHE supports development of Guidelines for the Economic Evaluation of Vaccination Programs in Canada

The Institute of Health Economics is pleased that the final version of the guidelines for the economic evaluation of vaccination programs in Canada were recently released by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).  The following IHE staff reviewed the draft guidelines and welcomed the opportunity to participate in the process: Kate Harback, Christopher McCabe (former CEO), Erin Kirwin, Jeff Round, Sasha van Katwyk and Ellen Rafferty (who also served as a member of the NACI Economics Task Group). “I am excited by the release of the guidelines for the economic evaluation of vaccination programs in Canada. This is an area of research that has been skyrocketing in recent years. It is important to have guidelines that encourage consistent methods and reporting for evaluating immunization…
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IHE announces new CEO

The IHE announces new CEO, Dr. Kate Harback. After an extensive search the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Katherine (Kate) Harback as the new CEO and Executive Director for the IHE.  Dr. Harback brings to the position significant applied economic expertise, not only in health, but in transportation and other industries with a high degree of public and private interface and broad impact on the economy. She has been serving as Interim CEO for the IHE over the past year. “The IHE is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Kate Harback to guide the next phase of growth and increasing impact for the organization. Kate brings a unique leadership perspective that has been informed by her experience working both here in Canada and in the United States,…
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