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2. People are open to Change in the Delivery of Health Care
- More than Most Politicians Imagine

Canadians are passionate about their health care system and believe that the Canadian Health Care model is a good one that should be preserved. However people are ready to improve or sustain the level of care already provided and are far more open to change in the delivery of health care services than most politicians imagine.

In the Sept 2010 IPNIG Newsletter we quoted the chair of the Health Council of Canada, Michael Decter, on the report 'Take the Pulse of Health and Health Care in Canada' and the identified needs. The IPNIG September Newsletter also noted the simultaneously occurring Active Aging and Aging in Place health care initiatives. It is time to ask, “What do Canadians want?

IPNIG supports the Health Council of Canada Strategic Plan [quote]

Toward Improved Health Care in Canada Health Council of Canada Strategic Plan 2008/2009 – 20012 /2013 –

A Sustainable and High-Performing Health Care System

Effective, Accessible, Safe,
Equitable, Focused on Population Health,
Efficient, Appropriately Resourced, Integrated,
Patient Centered

Strategic Direction 1

Deepen public understanding of the features of a sustainable and high-performing health care system

Goal 1:
Canadians and those responsible for health care renewal will understand what is required to maintain a sustainable and high performing health care system.

OBJECTIVES

  • Increase understanding of the features of a high-performing health care system.
  • Increase understanding of the determinants of a sustainable health care system.
  • Increase awareness that the key to a sustainable health care system is a healthier population.

Strategic Direction 2

Support the health care community in its pursuit of high-potential opportunities to achieve a sustainable and high-performing health care system

Goal 2:
Those responsible for and engaged in health care renewal will focus their attention and actions on high-potential opportunities to achieve a sustainable and high-performing health care system.

OBJECTIVES

  • Increase knowledge of the relative value of different strategies to improve health care delivery.
  • Increase knowledge about the strategies or factors that help or hinder renewal, including change-management strategies that show evidence of high likelihood of success.
  • Stimulate action to accelerate renewal through widespread dissemination of information about the impact of strategies that improve the sustainability of a high-performing health care system.

Strategic Direction 3

Monitor and report on successes and challenges in achieving a sustainable and high-performing health care system

Goal 3:
Canadians and those in the health care community will have a nationwide perspective on health care renewal accomplishments as well as on the opportunities to improve health and health care.

OBJECTIVES

The IPNIG proposed strategies for 2012 - 2014 will direct IPNIG energies to coincide with the Health Council strategic plan

  • Influence professional practice and political action for professional recognition of registered nurses in independent practice within the established health care system.
  • Determine what constitutes an independent health nurse company for equitable payment and equal rights with other health care professionals.
  • To Increase public awareness and build partnerships for the business operation of nurses in independent practice
  • Promote to the community greater awareness and need for quality health care delivered by independent practice nurses.
  • Petition for a legal definition in health policy to recognize and acknowledge the existence of professional registered nurses performing work in independent practice.
    IPNIG members please send your valued comments to add to or subtract from IPNIG stated proposed strategy 2012 to 2014 to admin@ipnig.ca .Thank you!

Please send your valued comments to add to or subtract from IPNIG stated proposed strategy 2011 to 2013 to admin@ipnig.ca .Thank you!