No more politics – why health care needs an independent authority

Mark Macleod healthydebate blogger

Someone or something needs to control health care, set an agenda, perform long range strategic planning, monitor performance, make corrections, bring in new ideas, and eliminate old ones.  That is a tall order in the context of a health care system that is perhaps our most complicated decision making environment; one that has such an

LHINs and the governance of Ontario’s health care system

In many provinces across Canada the authority and governance of health care has been moved to regional authorities, based on the belief that local authorities can better integrate and coordinate services, and contain costs. Ontario created 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in 2006, with the mandate to plan, fund and integrate health care services