Martin Ferguson-Pell: Infusing Innovation into the Health System

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Albertans are going to have to become more inventive if they are to avoid declines in health services as world oil prices and the Canadian dollar continue to slide, ABJHI’s Executive Director, Martin Ferguson-Pell, writes in the National Post. The province has already seen increases in wait times for hip and knee replacements – one of the leading indicators of Alberta’s health system performance. Yet hip and knee replacement is an area where innovative opportunities are waiting to be tapped. Dr. Ferguson-Pell says gain sharing to reward improvements in efficiency and quality of care and an orthopaedic registry to collect the data needed to guide sound clinical decision-making are low-cost innovations offering high value to patients and the health system. Read the article here.