Episode 20 – Healthcare Policy Review: Best Practices for a National Healthcare System

Guest: Dr. Ivy Bourgeault, Professor of Health Management in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources

AboutHealthcare policy has been a hot political issue south of the border and is often compared our system in Canada. But is the Canadian system without its flaws? Where does it stand compared to other OECD countries? While Canada is on the right path of providing universal healthcare to the entire country, a decades old system is beginning to falter under the pressure of changing demographics, environment and workforce. Join Matt and Bridget as they discuss what a national healthcare system needs to consider to be successful. 

From left to right: Matt Potter, Bridget Healy and Dr. Bourgeault

Dr. Bourgeault is a Professor of Health Management in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. Dr. Bourgeault leads the Canadian Health Human Resources Network and is the Scientific Director of the Ontario Health Human Resource Research Network. She has been a consultant to various provincial Ministries of Health in Canada, to Health Canada, the Pan American Health Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and to the World Health Organization. Her recent research focuses on the migration of health professionals and their integration into the Canadian health care system. Dr. Bourgeault sits on the international editorial board of Sociology of Health and Illness and the Journal of Marketing and Management in Healthcare as well as on numerous advisory committees for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She is the cofounder of the bilingual Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health. She is a recent inductee into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the recipient of the 2016-2017 Award for Excellence in Research from the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa.

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