Title:Provincial service optimization review: final report.
Corporate Author: Alberta Health and Wellness
Subject:Health issues – programs, services
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
This report presents findings from a Service Optimization Review undertaken as part of the ongoing mission of Alberta Health and Wellness to provide a patient-focused health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. The project identified opportunities to increase the quality and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care service delivery in Alberta. Current health needs were assessed and projected using a generally accepted and well-researched evidence-based methodology. This report was informed by visits to all nine of the province’s historical health regions, and discussions with over 200 executives and clinicians from Alberta Health and Wellness, Alberta Health Services, the Mental Health Board, the Cancer Board, Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, the Health Quality Council of Alberta, several primary care networks, Caritas Health, the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta, the Alberta Medical Association, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. These initial discussions helped define the opportunities and challenges facing the system, and highlight exciting Alberta-grown innovations in health care delivery across the province.