Cost & Value in Healthcare
Established in December, 2016, the Research Exchange Group on Cost and Value in Healthcare brings together partners from government, academic institutions, the health system, and the broader community who share an interest in improving cost-efficiency and promoting better value in healthcare. The group aims to promote knowledge exchange, to build local research capacity, and to encourage the use of evidence-based decision making for this important issue in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Research Exchange Group on Cost and Value in Health Care fosters research collaboration and knowledge exchange among partners from community organizations and programs, educators, practitioners, health system officials, government partners, students, and academic researchers.
Fall 2020 Meetings Schedule
Please mark your calendars for the following meetings of the Research Exchange Group on Cost and Value in Healthcare for Fall 2020. All meetings will be held by webinar. For details, contact email@example.com.
September 22, 2020 | 3:00pm-4:30pm NST | Unintended Consequences: the electronic medical record, physician mental health and burnout |Dr. Gerard Farrell
October 20, 2020 | 3:00pm- 4:30pm NST | Virtual healthcare in the age of COVID-19: physician and patient perspectives | This meeting will bring primary care providers together with patients and caregivers to talk about their experiences either providing or receiving healthcare in a variety of virtual healthcare settings. | Facilitated discussion
November 24, 2020 | 3:00pm-4:30pm NST | The cost of pharmaceuticals: cost-benefit analyses for new medications, implications of long-term prescription use, and considerations for Canadian drug policy |Dr. Hai Van Nguyen
December 15, 2020 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm NST | Therapeutic Cannabis: In the absence of evidence, what’s the guidance? | The group will discuss policy considerations for therapeutic cannabis use, safe supply, clinician and patient perspectives on cannabis use, and what will be needed to guide physician advice to patients who are experimenting with cannabinoids and other cannabis products to self-treat a variety of conditions and symptoms. | Facilitated discussion
We look forward to re-connecting with you this semester.
- March 6, 2020 | 12:30pm to 2:00pm | Healthcare Cost Avoidance and Resource Reallocation/Restructuring with Quality of Care NL| Dr. Krista Mahoney and Dr. Karen Dickson
- November 25, 2019 | 12:30pm to 2:00pm NST Laura Samson, Senior Analyst Eastern Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) on CIHI's National Health Expenditures Database
- January 28, 2019 Dr. Anne Kearney on the new breast screening recommendations of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care . .
- February 25, 2019 David Buckle, Regional Director of Paramedicine, Western Health on Western Health's Alternate Transportation Systems, based on a project that utilizes non-medical transport for patients.
- April 29, 2019: Joanne Thompson, Executive Director of the Gathering Place, on programs and services to support vulnerable communities
- May 27, 2019: Drs. Stephanie Young and Rufaro Chitsike on a new comprehensive care program for thrombosis patients in Newfoundland & Labrador.
- November 26, 2018 | 2:30pm NST | Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians |Dr. Danielle Martin on what she has learned from Canadians about their desire for change. Link to Slides
- December 17, 2018 | 2:30pm NST | Quality of Care/ Choosing Wisely NL| Dr. Brendan Barrett and Dr. Robert Wilson update the healthcare costs savings achieved through the Quality of Care/ Choosing Wisely initiative in Newfoundland & Labrador. Link to Slides
- October 29, 2018 How social innovation can address youth homelessness and school disengagement in Newfoundland & Labrador | Sheldon Pollett and Kris Kelly of Choices for Youth
- October 30, 2017 | Dr. Anne Kearney: It is time to re-evaluate population-based mammography screening
- Link to Poster
- Link to references list
- November 27 2017 | Phil Murphy: Using Health Administrative Data to evaluate practice and outcomes./ Surveillance, Data Capture and Quality, Burden on the System, Getting Quality Information to Assist with Informed Decision Making
- January 29, 2018 | Lisa Browne, CEO, Stella's Circle : Determinants of Health: A Community Lens
- February 26, 2018 | Emily Doyle| Why Complexity Matters: An assessment of the NL School Food Environment
- Farm-to-Cafeteria Canada Website: a pan-Canadian school food initiative
- March 26, 2018 | Michelle Zwicker: The Children's Dental Health Plan-- A Success Story to Build On | Jill Allison and Katrina Bartellas: Integrating dental services into a primary health care initiative for low-income individuals in St. John’s
- April 30, 2018 | Gerard Gibbons, Manager, Decision Support Eastern Health and Justin Swain, Manager, Eastern Health's Performance Office | Process Improvement with Lean: Eastern Health's Journey
- May 28, 2018 | Dr. Catherine deBoer | Drop-in Counselling Services in a Non-Profit Community-Based Agency: An Exemplar of Responsive, Effective, Accessible and Cost Efficient Mental Health Service Delivery
- February 17, 2017 |Determining the appropriateness of services and care being delivered (e.g. prescribing, screening, testing, procedures)
- Dr. Robert Wilson: Choosing Wisely NL program and its approach to helping clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
- March 17, 2017 | Accelerating cost saving and cost-effective health technology solutions
- Dr. Gerard Farrell: “eHealth: What’s New?“
- Elizabeth Wallack of the telegerontology research team presented, on behalf of Dr. Roger Butler: "Research findings and a recent cost-analysis from a tele-gerontology study that used online interventions for community-dwelling seniors with dementia."
- April 21, 2017 | Identifying administrative, clinical, and service delivery innovations
- Dr. Daryl Pullman: “Toward a two-tiered publicly administered health care system: a 'fourth way' in the public vs. private debate.”
- Dr. Hai Van Ngyuen: “Using bundled payment to promote quality and improve efficiency of health care: Evidence and implications for NL healthcare reform.”
- May 19, 2017 |Identifying administrative, clinical, and service delivery innovations
- Dr. Kris Aubrey-Bassler: “Designing primary care to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.”
- Dr. Kristin Harris Walsh and Dr. Olga Heath: “Enhancing Inter-professional Education in Pre- and Post-Licensure Health/Social Care Professional Education in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)”
The group has identified the following as its key objectives:
- Informing health policy to reduce costs and increase value in healthcare;
- Reviewing research in progress/existing research literature on cost and value in healthcare; and
- Building research teams on issues identified by the group and looking for research funding to support their work.
- Networking with peers
- Examining best practices around the world
- Looking at collaborative research to examine challenges in healthcare
- Identifying programs that have been a good use of healthcare dollars.
- Ensuring that any new health care initiatives include evaluative components to assess new programs
Proposed Research Themes
Ethics and Access will be considered sub-themes of each of the five topics below:
- Determining the appropriateness of services and care being delivered (e.g. prescribing, screening, testing, procedures)
- Identifying administrative, clinical and service delivery innovations
- Accelerating cost saving and cost-effective health technology solutions
- Patient/Citizen engagement (e.g. in addressing gap between spending, appropriateness and outcomes)
- Linking social determinants of health with specific health care policy and care delivery solutions