Mouvement innovation santé
Various healthcare system partners who believe in innovation to improve the delivery of healthcare have joined together to launch the Mouvement innovation santé.
Every day, players of this healthcare innovation movement supported by QMA find that more and more healthcare entrepreneurs are investing in the healthcare system, and proposing initiatives to help meet the many needs of the population without Quebecers having to spend money to obtain care covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). They feel it is time to shift into high gear, raise awareness of these innovative solutions and facilitate the implementation of other initiatives involving external partners, such as private firms, non‑profit organizations and cooperatives.
Several European countries have a public system based on the principles of universality and equity in healthcare delivery, and nonetheless promote a varied range of service providers. In Quebec, although the private sector is very much involved in the healthcare system, its involvement is poorly understood, if not frowned upon. However, the public is more and more open* to increased participation by private facilities, cooperatives and non‑profit organizations in the delivery of healthcare and health services.
There is also evidence in support of this trend. For example, École des Hautes Études Commerciales of Montréal (HEC Montréal) researchers have demonstrated that in Canada, a country ranked among those recognized for the performance of their healthcare system, the private sector makes a significant contribution to the delivery of healthcare.
To learn more about the Mouvement innovation santé and about initiatives implemented in Quebec, visit innovationsante.ca.
*Marie-Hélène Jobin et al., Des idées en santé pour le Québec, Rapport de recherche du Pole‑santé HEC Montréal, April 2017.