6-Feb-2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hamilton and Area Chapter Presents

This is not 'business as usual' - Health System Funding Reform in Ontario


DATE:  Thursday, February 6, 2014
PLACE:  Webinar (information and passwords required to access the Web Conference will be sent via email following registration
TIME: 1200h - 1300h EST

The time for incremental change to how we fund our health system is behind us.  The need for transformative change in healthcare funding is driven by several major factors:

- Historic levels of 6% investment are not sustainable
- With no change, health care would eat up 70% of the Ontario budget in 12 years
- Demographics alone would add $24 billion in spending within 20 years

Funding reform is thus aimed at creating a more fair system to allocate health care dollars by:

- Moving from the global provider-focused funding model to one that revolves around the person
- Providing patients with more standardized and coordinated care plans and care pathways that will lead to better quality care and improved outcomes

As Ontario’s health system funding methods are reformed to be patient-centred and evidence-based, learn what progress has been made so far and what the key enablers are for the new health system funding reality.


Michael Stewart  – Project Lead, Quality Alignment to Payment, Health Quality Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

As part of Patient-based Payment (PbP) implementation at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Michael provides strategic direction on Ontario's shift towards a case mix reimbursement model that better reflects the types and quantities of patients hospitals treat. In addition to providing policy recommendations, Michael co-leads the implementation of the early adopter funding initiatives that provide targeted opportunities to move the province towards PbP implementation while readying the full methodology for implementation. 

A trained nurse by background, and a former Director of Decision Support at St. Michael's Hospital, Michael utilizes his clinical expertise and knowledge of decision support in a hospital environment to ensure a successful implementation of the PbP funding strategy.

AGENDA: 12:00 - 12:05 p.m.
12:05 - 12:45 p.m.
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. 
Question and Answer 
(incl. HST)  
Non Members
Group Rates 
Please contact the chapter

Register by January 31st, 2014


To contact the Hamilton Area Chapter of CCHL about this event, please call Bryan Herechuk, CHE at St. Joseph ’s Healthcare Hamilton – 905.522.1155 ext. 32097 or email at cchlhamiltonandarea@gmail.com

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to  1 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: For refunds, all cancellations must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to the start of the event without charge.