The challenge of health system collaboration
Collaboration is a critical issue that affects the efficiency and sustainability of health care systems. The amount of collaboration among those involved in health care systems has a direct impact on the quality of care, risk management and human rights.
Dr. Catherine Régis, Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy, believes there is an urgent need to strengthen the collaborative structure of health care systems in Canada. Régis aims to develop an original collaborative culture in health care systems by examining the factors that promote or hinder cooperation.
Régis is exploring the roles that law and public policy play in achieving the goals of cooperation in health care systems. In particular, she is looking at such issues as the growth of private/public partnerships in health systems, interprofessional collaboration, cooperation among countries in globalized health care services and how conflict resolution logic can be adapted to collaborative health systems.
Régis’ research on collaboration will have major implications for people who are working to improve justice, adaptability and efficiency in Canada’s health care systems.