Cham­ber sug­gests ways to trans­form health care in the prov­ince

The Hamilton Spectator - - BUSINESS -

The Hamil­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce is mak­ing rec­om­men­da­tions to im­prove health care in On­tario.

The sug­ges­tions are be­ing re­leased in part­ner­ship with the On­tario Cham­ber of Com­merce af­ter a year of re­search and con­sul­ta­tion. A sur­vey found that just 39 per cent of On­tar­i­ans are con­fi­dent the health care sys­tem will be able to pro­vide a high level of care in the fu­ture. Half of On­tar­i­ans felt the sys­tem needs to be bet­ter man­aged.

The Hamil­ton Cham­ber feels col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor iskey to solv­ing some of the sys­tem’s woes.

The top three rec­om­men­da­tions from the joint cham­ber re­port, called Health Trans­for­ma­tion: An Ac­tion Plan for On­tario, are:

Shift On­tario to­ward a val­ue­based health care sys­tem.

Mod­ern­ize pro­cure­ment and sup­ply chain pro­cesses.

Bet­ter in­te­grate tech­ni­cal dis­cov­er­ies and in­no­va­tions.

“Cross-in­dus­try col­lab­o­ra­tion is crit­i­cal to solv­ing some of the is­sues faced by On­tario’s health care sec­tor,” Hamil­ton Cham­ber pres­i­dent Keanin Loomis said in a re­lease.

To view the re­port, go to occ.ca.

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