Conference summary

Performance measurement in healthcare is aimed at enabling actors throughout the system to make better decisions. Across the globe, many jurisdictions are expanding their use of performance measurement and developing reporting mechanisms – with varying degrees of success.
In Canada, multiple provinces, health regions, and organizations have implemented some form of performance measurement and reporting activities. The investments in these activities, to date, have been modest, but are likely to require substantial additional resources in the future. What are the most promising approaches to using these tools to improve healthcare within a Canadian context? How much progress has really been made to date? How should we be approaching these activities in the future to ensure that we are getting the most value from our efforts?
On February 25, 2014 health care decision-makers and researchers convene in Vancouver to engage in a dialogue about:
  • The science of performance measurement;
  • Best practices for reporting on performance.