Professor Danielle Martin to Co-Lead National Review of Eight Major Health Care Organizations

Oct 10, 2017
Jennifer Lee
Danielle MartinThe federal government has selected health policy leader Professor Danielle Martin to co-lead a national external review of eight major federally funded Pan-Canadian Health Organizations (PCHOs).

Martin, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Vice President Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions for Women’s College Hospital, will co-lead an independent expert review with the University of Calgary’s Pierre-Gerlier Forest to provide Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor with recommendations as to the future of PCHOs.

“Overall, our health systems deliver good care to Canadians,” says Martin. “But there’s always room for improvement. I’m honoured to be asked to undertake this important work.”

“The appointment of Dr. Martin to co-chair this important review is a testament to her work and the work of Women’s College Hospital (WCH) in developing and delivering health system solutions,” says Marilyn Emery, Women’s College Hospital CEO. We are proud to see a member of our team taking on this work for the government of Canada in service of all Canadians.”

The review will be conducted over the course of the fall and winter, with a summary of the recommendations expected to be published in the spring of 2018. It will assess the role and impact of the current suite of PCHOs with a particular focus on:

Improving the affordability, accessibility and appropriate use of pharmaceuticals;

Optimizing synergies between health data collection and information technologies;

Addressing mental health and problematic substance use;

Strengthening systems to deliver care at home and in the community;

Promoting service delivery innovation;

Enhancing pan-Canadian collaboration in priority areas.

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