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Paying for Health Care in the 21st Century: Hospitals and Beyond, CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

October 7, 2013

12:00-1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Governments across Canada are taking a closer look at how hospitals are funded with a view to addressing growing health care costs, and providing better quality patient care.  Join us for this webinar to learn about some of the leading research underway in innovative new funding models and hear about new funding policies being implemented in provinces like Ontario --- setting new expectations around hospital performance and quality of care.

The elements of hospital funding models such as "€œactivity-based funding," "€œP4P"€ and new models bridging hospital services and the continuum of care such as “bundled payments” will be explored on this webinar.  We will discuss how these models have been applied in different systems and the opportunities that exist for quality monitoring, efficiency and effectiveness.  Research gaps and opportunities will also be discussed.


  • Jason Sutherland, Assistant Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia
  • Erik Hellsten, Senior Specialist, Health Quality Ontario
  • Karen Palmer, Adjunct Professor, Faculties of Health Sciences and Science, Simon Fraser University
  • Michael Stewart, Project Lead, Quality Alignment to Payment, Health Quality Branch Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

This webinar features research supported by CIHR's Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Roadmap Signature Initiative.

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