These days, the Canadian Health Minister, Ginette Petitpas had a meeting with two policy experts. Their discussions were based on implementing a more efficient health politic all over Canada. To that matter, experts have recommended the Health Minister to wind down a series of agreements: the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. These agreements are about to be integrated in a broader reorganization, so that the authorities could reach all modern needs with similar resources.
The organization that will be created could rely on federal funding and will include 8 smaller institutions. Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest and Dr. Danielle Martin, health policy experts, explained that the new-born organization will be able to work more efficiently, because it will provide national management of severe issues like drug abuse and technology used to fight it, mental health, electronic health records, cancer and, the most important things, the patient safety before, during and after treatment.
However, some problems are more severe than others, so experts think that resources should be allocated differently. This doesn’t mean that some of the institutions will receive more support and other will not receive any; it just means that critical issues will be addressed with more attention and will be made top priorities.
What are the organizations that might be reunited
Like it was mentioned before, eight organizations could be reunited under a big umbrella administrated by the Ministry of Health: the Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, the Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)., the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Patient Safety Institute, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, the Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the Health Infoway and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Regarding the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada Health Infoway and the Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, policy experts recommend that they should merge. In this way, they could be modernized and more data would be collected and used for fighting health issues.