Fredrika Scarth

Fredrika Scarth

Director, Secretariat, Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine and 2019-20 Canadian Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice

Fredrika Scarth, PhD., is the Director, Secretariat on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine, Ontario Ministry of Health and is also a 2019-20 Canadian Harkness Fellow/CFHI Associate in Health Care Policy and Practice. She works with a Special Advisor and Premier’s Council reporting to the Premier of Ontario and Ministers of Health and Long-Term Care, with a broad mandate to make strategic recommendations to government that will shape the future directions of healthcare in the province, including reforms to create greater integration in healthcare delivery. Scarth has previously held senior roles within the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care leading the design and implementation of provincial programs focused on improving patient outcomes, experience and addressing system costs, including integrated service delivery in rural areas and bundled payment for acute and post-acute care. She has led clinical and expert panel processes and acted as a decision-maker partner on international research grants focused on integrated care, transitions in care and avoidable hospitalization. As a Harkness Fellow she will be working with the Commonwealth Fund to study the implementation of Accountable Care Organizations in the U.S and the lessons for Ontario’s health reform. Scarth received her Ph.D. in political theory from the University of Toronto and holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in political science from McGill University.

Panelist

• VBHC Canada’s year in review