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Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

Professor, Telfer School of Management and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa; Expert Advisor

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault holds the CIHR/Health Canada Research Chair in Health Human Resource Policy at the University of Ottawa and is an expert advisor with
How Will We Best Serve Our Aging Jamie Grill via Getty Images

How Will We Best Serve Our Aging Population?

The health workforce is the "elephant in the room" at health policy tables -- a large, pervasive issue that unfortunately often goes unaddressed. The health workforce is a pillar of the health system and so like the foundation of our homes, it can sometimes go unnoticed. But if we plan on reforming services (i.e., renovating our home), we are going to have to attend to whether the health workforce foundation can support the changes.
06/09/2016 12:31 EDT
How Many Doctors Does Canada Really Thomas Barwick via Getty Images

How Many Doctors Does Canada Really Need?

Why do we not dedicate even a fraction of what we put into actually paying our health workers for their services into coordinated planning for those services? We don't just need another short term task force to manage health worker supply. We need effective management of our entire health workforce on an ongoing basis.
01/05/2016 06:28 EST
Health Care's Biggest Soap

Health Care's Biggest Soap Opera

The premiers recently announced the creation of a working group on health care innovation to examine three critical issues related to the health workforce. It will take more than an observatory to kick start real progress in the three areas identified by the premiers. Soap operas are "sticky" for a reason.
03/23/2012 02:45 EDT