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This section features items which have recently appeared in the Observatoire international de la santé et des services sociaux (OISSS) monitoring bulletin.

UK - Innovation as a driver of quality and productivity in UK healthcare 

11/09/2017

The National Health Service (NHS) commissioned this study exploring whether innovative products, technologies, and services drive healthcare quality and productivity. It concludes that successful innovation in the NHS happens when drivers come together at national and local levels. These drivers span: skills, capabilities and leadership for innovation; motivation and accountability; information and evidence; patient and public engagement efforts; and the funding of innovation. ...
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Italy - From measuring the past to strategically framing challenges in the healthcare sector. The role of balance scorecard 

11/09/2017

The balanced scorecard (BSC) is a planning and management system used by organizations to prioritize projects and services, measure progress toward targets, and align daily work with strategy. This paper investigates potential roles for the balanced scorecard in health care and evaluates how its multidimensional framework might effectively link strategy and performance management in the sector’s fast-paced work environment. The paper includes a case study....
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Canada - Canada’s Aging Population and Implications for Government Finances 

11/09/2017

Canada’s aging population will put significant stress on government spending programs, which will result in large deficits and mounting debt in the future, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute. The study finds that from 2010 to 2063, the share of the Canadian population over the age of 65 will increase from just under 15 per cent to more than 25 per cent, which will necessitate increased government spending....
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Canada - Value of Physician Assistants: Recommandations for Action 

11/09/2017

Published by the Conference Board of Canada, this briefing is the last in a series of four reports on physician assistants (PAs) in Canadian healthcare settings. It provides five policy recommendations for optimizing PA roles, including developing appropriate funding models; addressing regulation and data tracking challenges; expanding supply and training; and enhancing evidence and understanding of the importance of PAs....
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International - OECD Reviews of Public Health 

11/09/2017

Reporting on the public health systems of the 34 countries in the OECD, these Reviews of Public Health provide analysis and policy recommendations that highlight best practices and innovation. Topics include obesity, harmful alcohol use, health checks, preventive screening, public health emergencies, and more....
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UK - Patients to get breakthrough technologies and treatments up to 4 years earlier through new accelerated access scheme 

11/09/2017

The British government has announced that the National Health Service (NHS) will fast-track breakthrough medicines and technologies, speeding up the time it takes for patients to benefit from ground-breaking products for cancer, dementia and diabetes. From April 2018, the new accelerated access scheme will make some products available up to four years sooner....
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Ireland - Minister Catherine Byrne launches third annual Healthy Ireland Survey 

11/09/2017

Ireland’s Minister of State for Health Promotion has released the third annual Healthy Ireland Survey. The 2017 Survey of 7,500 people aged 15 and over gives an up-to-date picture of the health of the nation and reports on many lifestyle behaviours, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and sexual health....
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Canada - Canadian healthcare system must brace for a technological revolution 

11/09/2017

This report on integrating robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing technologies into health care expects these technologies to bring great benefits to patients, physicians, and the healthcare workforce. Prepared by the Senate committee on social affairs, science and technology, it cautions that everyone working in the healthcare sector must prepare for inevitable and radical change....
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Canada - Total health spending in Canada reaches $242 billion 

11/09/2017

New figures released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show that the country’s health spending is forecast to grow by almost 4% in 2017, to $242 billion. This is a slight increase in the rate of health spending growth — since 2010, the average annual increase has been 3.2%. National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2017 finds that health costs are expected to represent 11.5% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, similar to last year....
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International - Managerial attitudes and perceived barriers regarding evidence-based practice: An international survey 

10/27/2017

Evidence-based practice (EBP) in mainstream management is still in its infancy. To facilitate uptake, this research surveyed 2,789 management practitioners in Belgium, the Netherlands, the US, the UK and Australia. Findings indicate that most managers have positive attitudes towards EBP, but lack of time and a limited understanding of scientific research are perceived as major barriers to uptake and implementation....
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