Network Seminar - May 29, 2008

The Netherlands, England and Ontario all use a variety of reforms and strategies within differing regulatory regimes to achieve similar health system goals. England has structurally reorganized and reconfigured the NHS, and has implemented a variety of reforms affecting network governance structures (e.g. Payment-by-Results, Practise-based Commissioning, Choice). The Netherlands has moved from a supply-oriented regulatory and budget system towards a demand-driven regulated market with liberalized product-based financing. 

Network Seminar - May 29, 2008



The lynchpin underlying the reform efforts is performance management. Despite sharing common health system values and goals, performance approaches follow very different trajectories in each constituency - we will examine this by taking a closer look at the allocation of decision-making responsibilities over various performance management functions in The Netherlands and England. 

The Health System Performance Research Network is pleased to present Ali Tawfik-Shukor, PhD student in the Health Services Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and based out of St. Mike's Hospital Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute for the summer. His interests revolve around exploring healthcare governance and policy processed within the context of different constituencies using various regulatory regimes and performance frameworks, as well as service delivery models for chronic disease integrated care. He is especially keen on promoting cross-national and cooperative learning through the use of multidisciplinary research, towards better-informed policymaking. 

His project examines the impact of decentralization as a systems reform policy on the organization, management and delivery of Type 2 Diabetes Community-Based Integrated Care services in England, The Netherlands and Ontario, Canada. He possess an HBSc (Analytical Chemistry, U. Toronto 2001), Masters of Biotechnology (U. Toronto, 2003) and an MSc in Health Services Research (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), and has worked in biotech/pharma project management and business development in Canadian industry and government.


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