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Module 1: The Fundamentals of Value-Based Healthcare

September 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Donald K. Johnson Centre, Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto

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Module 1: The Fundamentals of Value-Based Healthcare

Please note: Module 1 is eligible for 12.5 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.



  • Why a value-based health and care mindset is essential for the future of Canada's health systems
  • Organizing care around medically-relevant patient segments
  • Identifying opportunities to improve current services
  • Measuring meaningful outcomes
  • Accelerating learning in clinical teams
  • Succeeding with new payment models (e.g. bundle payments, quality-based procedures, etc.)
  • Accelerating learning in clinical teams


  • This interactive workshop combines case discussions of successful high-value care models with overview presentations and implementation frameworks that participants can readily deploy.
  • Design Thinking and Leadership content will be integrated with case studies and lectures.


  • Continental breakfast will be provided between 8:00-8:30am in the building lobby each morning.
  • Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be continuously available throughout the day.
  • Buffet lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm each day.

**Discounts available for multi-module registration and multi-employee (3+) registration. Contact for more details.**

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$2495 plus hst

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Schedule for Module 1: The Fundamentals of Value-Based Healthcare

Friday, September 20:

9:00AM - Lecture: Introduction to Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC)
Dr. David Barrett

  • Basic comprehension of the VBHC framework
  • Origins and rationale for VBHC global movement

9:30AM - Lecture/Exercise: Design Thinking
Dr. Darren Meister

  • Exposure and understanding of design thinking approach to solution development and the role of design thinking in VBHC

10:45AM - BREAK

11:00AM - Lecture
Dr. Larry Plummer

  • The application of design thinking to solution development
  • Exposure to "Business Model Canvas" and its use in VBHC

12:30PM - LUNCH

1:30PM - Case Study: Reconfiguring Stroke Care in North Central London
Dr. Michael Rouse

  • Introduction to the value-based healthcare approach
  • Designing a new model for care
  • Implementing a new model for care and change management

2:45PM - BREAK

3:00PM - Case Study: Global Health Partner - Obesity Care
Dr. Michael Rouse

  • The power of specialization for quality improvement
  • The organization of integrated multidisciplinary care
  • The impact of volume on learning and efficiency

4:15PM - BREAK

4:30PM - Panel Discussion facilitated by Dr. David Barrett
Panel members:

  • Arden Krystal
  • Jason Vanderheydan
  • Leighton McDonald


Saturday, September 21:

8:30AM - Lecture: Introduction to the International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
Christina Akerman - former CEO, ICHOM

  • Origins and rational for ICHOM movement
  • Insights into standard measurement sets and their use
  • Knowledge of how standard sets are created and modified

9:00AM - Case Study: The Martini Klinik - Prostate Cancer Care
Dr. David Barrett

  • Introduction to the role of Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) in evaluation
  • Outcomes measurement and improvement

10:15AM - BREAK

10:30AM - Case Study: Stuart Dow
Dr. Mary Gillett

  • Introduction to activity-based costing

11:45AM - LUNCH

12:45PM - Case Study: Boston Children's Hospital - Measuring Patient Costs
Dr. Mary Gillett

  • Understanding differences in costing systems
  • The application of time driven activity-based costing in VBHC 

2:00PM - BREAK

2:15PM - Lecture on Leader Character
Dr. Mary Crossan

  • The role of leadership in effecting change
  • How leader character defines the manager and the organization

3:45PM - Wrap
Dr. David Barrett



  • Health Innovation