Achieving high performance in health care priority setting

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: health, health care, health care evaluation

Principal Investigator: Mitton, Craig (2)
Licence Number: 15010
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2011
Issued: Jan 16, 2012

Objective(s): To develop an evaluative framework that identifies how health care organizations can be transformed to achieve excellence in priority setting and resource management; and to form a benchmark of behaviors, processes and structures that can aid in directing organizations towards high performance.

Project Description: The intent of this project is to develop an evaluative framework that identifies how health care organizations can be transformed to achieve excellence in priority setting and resource management. The ultimate aim is to form a benchmark of behaviors, processes and structures that can aid in directing organizations towards high performance.

Phase One: On-line survey of senior administrators in healthcare planning/delivery organizations, with a structured instrument.
Phase Two: (if carried out) Individual interviews, focus groups and observation with healthcare managers responsible for resource allocation decisions.

The research team is interested in learning from senior healthcare administrators about their priority setting practice. Results may enable organizations to consider their practices in light of those used in peer organizations. This research will involve management staff in the Stanton Territorial Health Authority.

Results from the on-line survey will be provided to respondents who wish to receive them. Results will be presented at professional and academic conferences (e.g., National Healthcare Leadership conference, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research). Peer-review publication in open-access journals (per Canadian Institutes of Health Research policy) will be pursued. Other non-peer review publications of interest to healthcare managers and administrators will also be considered for publication.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012.