Policy Documents - 2010
Three Missions...One Future - Optimizing the Performance of Canada's Academic Health Sciences Centres
In 2010 ACAHO was heavily involved in the National Task Force on the Future of Academic Health Sciences Centres. Three Missions One Future is the culmination of the National Task Force's efforts. Recognizing that the health system is experiencing rapid change in times of economic challenge, the purpose of this report is to ensure that Canada's Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) are in a position to reach their potential and optimize their performance. This, however, presents both challenges and opportunities. Changes in governance and long-standing concerns about alignment of missions and resources have all put strains on the AHSC. At the same time, new approaches to patient care, teaching and research that are changing the traditional AHSC model offer the potential for significant benefits to patients and society as a whole.
In addition to this report, the National Task Force Commissioned a literature review and a case study report. You can access each of these from the website of the National Task Force on the Future of Academic Health Sciences Centres. http://www.ahsc-ntf.org/?reports