From Innovation to Action: The First Report of the Health Care Innovation Working Group

Health Care is consistently ranked by Canadians as a major priority. While Canadians are justifiably proud of the development of Medicare, we can improve health care and improve value for taxpayers.

In January of 2012, Premiers met as the Council of the Federation to discuss a range of health care issues facing Canadians. At that meeting, Premiers agreed on the necessity of embracing innovation in order to improve care.

The benefit in embracing innovation is two fold. First, because each province and territory has its own health care system, insightful leading practices continuously emerge across the country that can be shared nationally to improve patient care. Ideas and innovative ways of delivering health care services need to be shared more effectively if we want to provide the best health care in the world to the public we serve and represent everyday.