Guest blog by Dr. Seth Chitayat, Director, Health Research Partnerships at Queen's University, Faculty of Health Sciences
On May 16th, the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s and the Kingston Health Sciences Centre co-hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Value-Based Healthcare through Collaboration: How do we make progress?” The panel included industry leaders in healthcare from across the region who generously took the time to speak to our community. First and foremost, I would like to thank all of our panelists for their time, and I want to give a special thanks to Kevin Empey, the former Supervisor of Brockville General Hospital, for giving an insightful plenary address. The goal of this event was to better understand how we can extract more value in healthcare both from the procurement of major capital equipment and in the design of new technologies. The event was a great success, thanks primarily to our incredible panelists. The discussion has also left me thinking about some important questions concerning value, procurement, and healthcare in Canada.
For instance, how should we define value in the first place? In my view, value can be defined as that which something or someone does to make a…Read More