“Disruptive Innovations to Integrate Health Systems – Global and Local Models for a Sustainable Future”
The Canadian health system faces rising costs and an increasingly complex patient population. Low and middle income countries are finding frugal ways to provide care to over 2 billion people living on less than 2 dollars a day, despite an aging population and the rise of chronic disease. A range of disruptive innovations can help us rethink health care delivery by better connecting providers across our system and exchanging with emerging markets.
Bio: Onil Bhattacharyya is a clinician scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michaels Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He studies innovative health service delivery models for the poor in low and middle income countries and is the co-lead of Building Bridges to Integrate Care, an Ontario Ministry funded initiative to incubate and replicate new models of care for complex chronic disease.