performance measurement; quality

Health system innovation: time to measure impact and system outcomes

Anne Snowdon healthydebate blogger health policy business

From insulin to the pacemaker, Canada has proven itself a global leader in invention.  Yet, we rank in the bottom quartile of OECD countries for innovation – a stark contrast to our record on invention.  Why?  Perhaps it is the challenge of defining innovation, and then measuring its impact so that Canadian health systems can