The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 19, 2012 17:00 ET

President & CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to Address Economic Club

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2012) - Our current system of health care has in large part been built around organizations (hospitals and otherwise) and providers, and has resulted in suboptimal coordination, inefficiencies and frustrations for both patients and providers. The need to control health care costs while improving quality is not debatable and requires significant changes to how care will be provided including fully integrated primary care, less reliance on institutional care ("right care, right time, right place") and smooth transitions for patients as they navigate the system. Imagine a system where patients can book appointments on line, access their personal health information and e-mail their physician with simple questions; where physicians can provide better care for their patients by receiving timely access to diagnostic images, test results and hospital discharge summaries; and where patients move through a system centred around their needs and wishes. This presentation will focus on what this future system can be - and how we moving toward this patient centred system - right now.

WHO: Dr. Barry McLellan
President & CEO
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Seamless Health Care: Building a System Around Patients"
DATE: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Toronto Hilton
145 Richmond Street West

Contact Information

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    event, please contact: The Economic Club of Canada
    Nataleigh Ballantyne, Director of Communications - Toronto
    416-306-0898 (FAX)