First 2007 e-book by Bankix Systems Ltd., titled “Improving Healthcare in Canada”, released.
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Jan 29, 2007
Healthcare delivery is about to undergo its most dramatic transition in recent times, the undercurrents of whose arguably staccato history, are legion. Not only is health spending increasing substantially in many countries, it is apparent that not even developed countries could sustain indefinitely an ever increasing health budget. This is of major concern to all healthcare stakeholders not least with the benefits derivable from the increased health spending often uninspiring given the several questionable key health indicators in many of these health jurisdictions. That health systems worldwide would therefore need to seek ways to provide qualitative health services simultaneously curtailing spiraling healthcare costs is not in question. Indeed, are health systems, not better off actually able to reduce health spending in the process? Considering the realities of our times, the tendency for seemingly disparate domains to interface in the healthcare delivery enterprise would increasingly spawn sophisticated value propositions with the potential to impel the achievement of these objectives. The onus is on health policy makers, in collaboration with healthcare consumers and other healthcare stakeholders to establish the mechanisms to activate the motion whose impetus would constitute the catalyst that virtually all health systems need to meet the requirements to survive, let alone thrive in a milieu of more acute healthcare consumer awareness of acceptable standards of care. Yet, the potential implications of relentless budgetary pressures on the nature and quality of service provision in many health jurisdictions call into question their ability to meet these requirements. The search then, subject to the acknowledgement of the imperative for change would be for its accelerators, which is what this e-book endeavors to do, and in attempting to accomplish which it delves deep into the fundamental undercurrents upon which the inevitability of the motion of health systems, including its pace and direction, depends. The e-book explores the curious bimodality of inevitability and change inherent in this motion, in all its facets, which inquiry posits the imperative of health systems operatives and indeed, all health stakeholders to appreciate fully the interplay of the symbiotic dyadic driving healthcare delivery through its transitions. Even more significantly, it situates this interplay contextually within the larger framework of the evolution of society and its economy, and its ramifications within and without this context. This is in a vigorous re-conceptualization of the elements of the transactions that run through every dimension of both as they operate in tandem to propel the grand motion of which healthcare delivery is a part, in which direction the accretion of forces essentially dictates. Furthermore, as is evident in our applications of this heuristic to the Canadian health system, it is this very propensity for channeling the healthcare delivery process that underscores the need for even further exploration crucial to the potential for ongoing quality improvement implicit in the exercise. It is also clear from our examination that the activation and pursuit, or otherwise of this potential, is just as important, as it in turn determines in the main, the path of the transition that the country’s health systems eventually tread. This e-book would interest doctors and other healthcare professionals, and hospital staff and executives. It would also be useful to policymakers, health insurance executives, software vendors and other healthcare ICT firms, the public, health advocacy groups, the media, government agencies, health insurance companies, industry analysts and leaders, and other healthcare stakeholders.