July 12, 2019

Frailty and Aging: How the Danish Experience Might Inform Canada

John Muscedere, Scientific Director of the Canadian Frailty Network et. al. showcase Denmark's approach to caring for seniors, "You take responsibility for your health and we will take care of your illness." Denmark encourages its 5.7 million citizens to assume responsibility for wellness and reassures them that medical treatments and social supports will be available when needed. Free and equal access to healthcare is considered a fundamental right of all Danish citizens.

Read about some specific challenges Canada is currently dealing with and how Denmark's has tackled the same issues.

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As we wait for September and the new season of Breakfast with the Chiefs revisit the speakers from 2018-2019


Brett Belchetz, CEO & Co-founder, Maple
The Un-Closable Hospital

Brian O'Rourke, President & CEO, CADTH
Transforming How We Manage Health Technologies in Support of Better Health

Sudip Saha,  Senior Medical Director for Long Term Care, Region of Peel & Chief and Medical Director of the Seniors Health System at William Osler
Dementia Care: Current Challenges, Future Opportunities

Kevin Smith, President & CEO, UHN
How to Improve Safety and Quality in an Overburdened Health System

Arden Krystal, President & CEO, Southlake Regional Health Centre
Brendan Carr, President & CEO, William Osler Health Centre
Will Falk (Moderator), Senior Fellow, CD Howe Institute
Health System Reform and Lessons from BC

Helen Angus, Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Ontario Health

Barb Collins, President & CEO, Humber River Hospital
Healthcare’s Digital Future – Creating a Better Tomorrow

Bernard Lord, Chief Executive Officer, Medavie
Reshaping Healthcare Service and Delivery to Meet Changing Needs

Mark Britnell, Global Chairman & Senior Partner, Healthcare, Government & Infrastructure, KPMG International
Human: Solving the Global Workforce Crisis in Healthcare




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