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Inventory of Canadian Organizations:
Business—Consultant


H. Krueger & Associates

Location: Delta, British Columbia
Website: www.krueger.ca
Tel.: 604-946-5464
Organization Leadership: Hans Krueger, Founder and Principal

Mandate

“H.Krueger & Associates Inc. is an independent consulting company specializing in business plans and economic analysis for evolving health programs, systems, and technologies. [The firm’s] goal is to promote understanding between front-line caregivers and those who finance and manage Canada’s health care system, by providing important clinical information together with transparent financial analysis.”

Activities

The firm’s aim is to bridge the gap between health care administrators, planners, researchers, and clinicians and “to demystify clinical information, minimize technical jargon, and provide clear data to inform decision-making in health care.” For each project, the company provides the client with a proposal outlining the scope of and budget for the project; organizes a consultation stage, during which it circulates draft reports and responds to stakeholders’ concerns; and writes final report or business plan.

Primary Focus

Operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes Yes No

Relevant Research

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Hay Group

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Website: www.haygroup.com/ca/
Tel.: 416-868-1371
Organization Leadership: Chris Matthews (215-861-2000), Chairman

Mandate

“Hay Group is a global management consulting firm that works with leaders to transform strategy into reality. [The firm develops] talent, organizes people to be more effective, and motivates them to perform at their best. The focus is on making change happen and helping people and organizations realize their potential.”

Activities

“Hay Group health care consulting focuses on organizational effectiveness by assisting clients in developing and achieving their strategic objectives through a focus on people, work, and performance. [It brings] together consultants with significant skills and experience in hospital planning, management, operations, care delivery, organizational development, and human resources.”

Primary Focus

Operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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Hollander Analytical Services Ltd.

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Website: www.hollanderanalytical.com
Organization Leadership: Marcus J. Hollander, Founder

Mandate

This is “a virtual company, with a small core staff and an extensive set of individuals (advisors and associates) across Canada who [work on]…policy-relevant issues related to the structure, organization, management, delivery, and financing of health and human services. [Clients include] government departments, and public and private sector organizations.”

Activities

The organization offers a broad range of services to evaluate programs, including research, financial, and economic analysis, as well as strategic consulting services.

Primary Focus

Economic analysis and operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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IBM Canada—IBM’s Healthcare Services (Global)

Location: Markham, Ontario (information extracted from U.S. website)
Website: www-03.ibm.com/industries/ca/en/healthcare/index.html
Organization Leadership: n/a

Mandate

“Enabling innovation. Enhancing collaboration. Applying deep clinical, business and technology expertise to create solutions that integrate clinical expertise with information technology. IBM Healthcare Services provide world-class solutions to develop new models for promoting health and delivering care, even within growing resource constraints and other challenges.”

Activities

Services are offered in the following areas: public health disease surveillance and management, drug information systems, electronic health records, medical imaging, emerging technologies, health analytics, patient and clinical portals, chronic disease prevention and management, cross-enterprise document sharing, and clinical information solutions.

Primary Focus

Economic analysis and operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes Yes No

Relevant Research

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PricewaterhouseCoopers

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Website: www.pwc.com/ca/en
Tel.: 416-863-1133
Organization Leadership: Barbara Pitts (416-814-5714), National Leader, Healthcare Services

Mandate

The firm’s mandate is to provide consulting services on a range of health care needs: integrated service delivery; shared back-office services; digital integration; quality and safety standardization; strategic resource deployment; adaptable delivery roles and structures; incentive realignment; innovation; and infrastructure and service delivery.

Activities

Services are offered in four areas: corporate accountability, risk management, structuring and mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement.

Primary Focus

Operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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RiskAnalytica

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Website: www.riskanalytica.com
Tel.: 416-782-7475
Email: info@riskanalytica.com
Organization Leadership: n/a

Mandate

“RiskAnalytica provides “a modern response to risk management theory and management decision analysis….[Its] mission is to be a pioneer and value provider that is known to improve an organization’s ability to manage toward its rewards and away from its risks.”

Activities

Activities include risk management and practice, applied mathematics, theoretical physics, economics, and demographic and disease modelling.

Primary Focus

Risk analysis

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes No No

Relevant Research

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Risk Sciences International

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.risksciencesint.com
Tel.: 613-260-1424
Organization Leadership: Daniel Krewski, Chief Risk Scientist and Chief Executive Officer

Mandate

“Risk Sciences International (RSI) is a consulting company specializing in the assessment, management, and communication of health and environmental risks and their broader impacts on both public and private interests. RSI was established in partnership with the University of Ottawa to meet the increasing need for multidisciplinary risk management expertise.”

Activities

Projects “deal with a diversity of topics relating to the environment, health, toxicology, microbiology, and safety…. Primary areas of professional expertise include biological systems, environmental health, pharmocovigilance, public safety, risk management, risk communication, tools and technology, and training and education.”

Primary Focus

Risk analysis

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes No No

Relevant Research

Selected clinical case studies appear on the website.

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Zowall Consulting Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Location: Montréal, Quebec
Website: www.health-economics.ca
E-Mail: info@health-economics.ca
Organization Leadership: Hanna Zowall

Mandate

“Zowall Consulting Health Economics & Outcomes Research delivers state-of the-art health economic program evaluation and prepares formulary submission dossiers. [It combines academic expertise with professional project management to perform studies in a wide range of therapeutic areas.…[Its] staff combines expertise in economics, biostatistics, medicine, epidemiology, public policy, and information technology.”

Activities

[Its] activities include the design of health economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, health outcomes research, disease modelling, statistical analysis, development of web-based database management systems and client-oriented training programs.”

Primary Focus

Scientific research, economic analysis

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes No No

Relevant Research

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Download Who’s Doing What in the Canadian Health System (PDF), a summary of this online inventory.