Financial Models and Fiscal Incentives: Proceedings From the Healthy Canada Conference

The Conference Board of Canada, 98 pages, June 3, 2016
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This report summarizes the presentations and discussion from the first Healthy Canada conference—Financial Models and Fiscal Incentives in Health and Health Care—organized by the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care.

Document Highlights

The growing demand for health and health care in Canada and abroad is a financial concern for governments, business, and all Canadians. Health care accounts for more than 40 per cent of provincial and territorial budgets in Canada, and there is growing concern about the sustainability of the health care system and its ability to meet the needs of an aging population and the chronically ill. 

This report summarizes the presentations and discussion from the first Healthy Canada conference—Financial Models and Fiscal Incentives in Health and Health Care—which was organized by the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC). The conference, which was held in Toronto on December 1, 2015, provided delegates with practical insights and evidence-based solutions on how financial models and tax incentives can be leveraged to improve population health and the sustainability of the health care system while delivering value for money.


Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Chapter 1–Event Overview

  • Key Messages

Chapter 2–Fiscal Health: Canada’s Economic Outlook

  • Understanding Canada’s Sustainability Gap
  • Planning for the Future

Chapter 3–Bending the Cost Curve in Canadian Health Care

  • Bending the Cost Curve
  • Identifying Key Elements
  • Learning From International Comparators

Chapter 4–Funding Models in Health Care Delivery

  • Ontario’s Pharmacists
  • Interprofessional Primary Care Teams
  • The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Chapter 5–The Movement Toward Integrated Funding Models

  • Reducing Variation Through an Integrated Approach
  • Learning From Experience
  • Overcoming Barriers

Chapter 6–Financial Incentives in Health Innovation

  • Medical Devices
  • Learning From Experience
  • Drug Innovation

Chapter 7–Financial Incentives to Promote Healthy Behaviours

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Changing Food Consumption Patterns
  • Evaluating the Child Fitness Credit

Chapter 8–Rewarding Consumers and Businesses to Promote Healthy Active Living

  • Introducing Carrot Rewards
  • Effective Wellness Programs: An Employer and Insurer Perspective
  • Green Shield’s Change4Life

Chapter 9–Next Generation Health Care: An Innovative Approach to Sustainability

  • Tackling the Sustainability Gap
  • Expanding Care Pathways
  • Improving Care Management
  • Activating Patients, Friends, and Families
  • Integrating Health Information and Technology
  • Embracing Innovative New Funding Models

Appendix A–Complete Conference Agenda and Session Descriptions

Appendix B–Sponsors and Supporters

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