WHAT . . .
Create a sustainable, best-in-class health care delivery organization.
Expand and accelerate AHS successes, including staff and physician engagement and patient satisfaction.
Build a trusted and respected name and reputation for Alberta Health Services.
HOW . . .
Drive decision-making to the local level, giving leaders the freedom to lead.
Simplify the health system by seeing it through the eyes of patients and families.
WHY . . .
Improved patient satisfaction and health care outcomes.
Faster response to highest health care priorities.
Greater flexibility and an engaged, energized workforce.
Lower costs, less bureaucracy, greater efficiency.
Meaningful individual and community engagement.
WHY NOW . . .
Health care in Alberta, Canada and the world is changing rapidly amid prolonged economic uncertainty.
We have already chosen to lead change – and we are better prepared than any health delivery system in Canada today.
WHO . . .
Self-managed operating units will be responsible and accountable for delivering basic administrative and medical services.
Zone leaders will develop, coordinate and oversee overall Zone strategies, planning and policies, including operating, safety, quality and financial performance.
Corporate leaders will develop and oversee overall strategies, planning and policies, including quality and safety, shared services such as accounting, finance, payroll and HR, and create and provide leadership development.
Strategic Clinical Networks will continue as a cornerstone of AHS national and international leadership and innovation.
WHERE . . .
Everywhere that rethinking health delivery can improve patient satisfaction, outcomes and safety.
Starting with a demonstration project at Calgary’s Rockyview General Hospital and expanding as we learn with other hospitals, care centres and other operating units taking on the challenge.
WHEN . . .
Now – A project team of the RGH, Zone dyad and provincial leaders has been formed and will report its initial decisions by mid-December.