13 episodes

The Canadian Health Information Podcast (CHIP), brought to you by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, offers in-depth conversations about Canada’s health systems featuring people and data you can trust. We speak to the people behind the health policy and data, as well as to those working hard on the front lines, and discuss the work being done to keep Canadians healthy.

Check out our website at www.cihi.ca/podcast

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

The Canadian Health Information Podcast (CHIP), brought to you by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, offers in-depth conversations about Canada’s health systems featuring people and data you can trust. We speak to the people behind the health policy and data, as well as to those working hard on the front lines, and discuss the work being done to keep Canadians healthy.

Check out our website at www.cihi.ca/podcast

Vous préférez les balados français? Voyez le Balado d’information sur la santé au Canada.

    Dr. Joseph Kim and Sandra Holdsworth — Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada

    Dr. Joseph Kim and Sandra Holdsworth — Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada

    COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of the health care system in Canada, and one area where that impact is being felt the most is organ donation and transplantation. In 2020, there was a 14% decrease in solid organ transplants, with 4,129 Canadians on wait-lists to receive a transplant and 276 deaths while on wait-lists. Dr. Joseph Kim, nephrologist and co-chair of Health Canada’s Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative Data System Working Group, and patient Sandra Holdsworth, liver transplant recipient and award-winning advocate, join us on the CHIP to discuss what it’s like for physicians and patients inside the system and what can be done to save and improve more lives.

    • 30 min
    Dr. Katharine Smart — Rural and Remote Health Care in Canada

    Dr. Katharine Smart — Rural and Remote Health Care in Canada

    Canada’s universal health care system is a pillar of Canadian pride, but factors including geography and social determinants of health unfortunately mean that access to health care for Canadians living in rural and remote areas is often not the same as for those living in urban areas. We speak with Dr. Katharine Smart, a pediatrician who practises in Yukon and president of the Canadian Medical Association, to learn more about the challenges and opportunities associated with providing and receiving health care in rural and remote Canada.

    • 43 min
    Janet Davidson and David O’Toole — The Importance of Quality Health Data

    Janet Davidson and David O’Toole — The Importance of Quality Health Data

    The federal government’s recent speech from the throne included a key passage outlining the need for a better national health data strategy. We chat with Janet Davidson, administrator of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and David O’Toole, CIHI’s president and CEO, about the importance of high-quality health data and how system enhancements could improve outcomes for people in Canada.

    • 19 min
    Helen Angus and Kim McGrail — The Cost of Caring for Canada’s Health Systems

    Helen Angus and Kim McGrail — The Cost of Caring for Canada’s Health Systems

    Canada typically spends billions of dollars a year on its health care systems, and for the first time, that number soared to over $300 billion in 2020 — spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Helen Angus, Ontario’s deputy minister of health when the pandemic arrived in Canada, and Kim McGrail, a renowned health policy professor at UBC, join us on the CHIP to discuss the effects the pandemic has had on health care costs across the country. They also share their perspectives on what system planners should consider moving forward, and what Canadians should expect from these systems that are such a source of national pride.

    • 29 min
    André Picard — Covering a Health Crisis

    André Picard — Covering a Health Crisis

    Since the start of the pandemic, many Canadians have turned to online resources to stay informed. The crisis has been accompanied by an overabundance of information, and not all of it true, which has made it very difficult for people to find facts and reliable sources. We speak with André Picard, award-winning author and journalist, and health columnist at The Globe and Mail, about what it’s like to report during the pandemic, how social media has changed his work and the long-term effects he hopes COVID-19 will have on Canada’s health systems.

    • 18 min
    Dr. Evan Adams - The State of Indigenous Health Care in Canada

    Dr. Evan Adams - The State of Indigenous Health Care in Canada

    People in Canada observed the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this autumn, after a heartbreaking summer that saw the recovery of thousands of remains from unmarked graves on the grounds of former Residential Schools across the country. We speak to Dr. Evan Adams, a Coast Salish from Tla’amin First Nation near Powell River, B.C., who is a renowned physician and public health expert, about the legacy of the Residential School system, its long-term impact on Indigenous health and the state of medical care for First Nations, Inuit and Metis people in Canada.

    • 20 min

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