Moving from Barriers to Facilitators: Funding and remuneration models that better optimize health professional scopes of practice

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Webinar # 3

TITLE: Moving from Barriers to Facilitators: Funding and remuneration models that better optimize health professional scopes of practice

DATE: June 19 2014

TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT)

DESCRIPTION: What is it about the way health professionals are paid and how their different models of care are funded that either enables or limits their practicing their full skill set?

Dr. Gillian Mulvale will provide an overview of what an interdisciplinary team commissioned by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and who worked in partnership with the Canadian Health Human Resources Network found on this issue. Their findings were derived from a scoping review of the Canadian and international review literature, from a number of experts in the area of health professional scopes of practice, and also from some of the most innovative practices from around the country and internationally.

Gillian will stress how it was found that innovative health care organizations and personnel often worked around economic barriers in order to optimize their health human resources and improve quality of care. She will highlight the key recommendations to help us move economic barriers to enablers for more optimal utilization of health professional scopes of practice.


Dr. Gillian Mulvale

Degroote School of Business, McMaster University


Dr. Mulvale’s research draws on the fields of health policy analysis, health economics and health services research to support the development of health policy and policy frameworks to promote interprofessional, person and family-centred care that is coordinated within and across organizations. Gillian’s research focus is on on mental health and primary health care. Dr. Mulvale’s research frequently adopts participatory approaches, working collaboratively with policy-advisors and other stakeholders (youth and adult service users, family members, and service providers) to facilitate knowledge exchange, build common ground and support for implementation of reforms to improve health and related services. In previous roles, Dr. Mulvale lead the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s Healthcare Financing and Transformation Initiative and was Senior Policy Advisor, Mental Health Strategy with the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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 Who should attend:

This series is targeted to those interested in topics related to Health Human Resources including:

¨ Health systems and policy researchers,

¨ Health policy makers at the federal, provincial and health regional levels,

¨ Healthcare professionals

The webinars have been designed as a series, but each session can be viewed independently.


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Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.