Highlights Board of Directors Meeting, June, 2012

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Highlights of the CIHI Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting

June 21-22, 2012

Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza

Saskatchewan, Regina


June 21, 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM)


The Chair, Dr. Brian Postl called the AGM to order at 12:10 p.m. and welcomed those present.


The Auditor’s Report and CIHI Financial Statements for fiscal 2011-2012 and the Auditor’s Report and CIHI Pension Plan Financial Statements as at December 31, 2011 were accepted as tabled.

The firm of Ernst and Young was confirmed as the auditors for CIHI for fiscal 2012-2013.

Corporate Annual Report

Mr. John Wright, President and CEO, referred members to the draft Annual Report and described improvements that have been made to this report over the last few years.

Election of Board Member

Dr. Chris Eagle, Chair of the Governance Committee, indicated that an election was required as Mr. Wayne Smith stepped down from his position as the Statistics Canada representative on the Board. Mr. Peter Morrison, Assistant Chief Statistician, was elected to the position.


There being no further business, Dr. Postl called for the adjournment of the AGM.

June 21, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting


The Chair, Dr. Brian Postl called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 12:45 p.m.

Mr. Wright opened his President’s Report by reporting on several corporate level initiatives and activities of importance. These included an update on the renewal of bilateral agreements with the provinces/territories, a meeting with Health Canada and their public announcement of CIHI’s funding and a report on how CIHI compares internationally to other similar organizations that was completed by the Boston Consulting Group. He went on to report on work in the area of pediatric wait times and CIHI’s presentation to the Senate on Bill C-38.

Health System Performance

Dr. Jeremy Veillard, Vice President, Research and Analysis presented a proposal for CIHI to enhance accountability and support performance improvement efforts of jurisdictions by undertaking the development of a pan-Canadian, integrated health system performance measurement and reporting system. Mr. Wright reviewed how this proposal will assist in accelerating the work in performance measurement.

Canadian Hospital Reporting System (CHRP) Update

Ms. Caroline Heick, Executive Director, Ontario and Quebec, and Ms. Kira Leeb, Director, Health System Performance presented the results of the public release of CHRP, including lessons learned from extensive post-release consultations and the next steps to improve the tool and the release process in the future.

Diagnostic Imaging Study

Ms. Anne McFarlane, Vice President, Western Canada and Developmental Initiatives presented an approach for work in the area of diagnostic imaging.

ITS Business Plan

Mr. Scott Murray, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, presented CIHI’s information and technology services (ITS) business plan.

Report of the Governance Committee

Dr. Eagle provided a verbal report following the Governance Committee meeting that took place the morning of June 21, 2012. His report included an update on Board succession planning, delegation of authority to the CEO, a review of new Board member orientation and a survey that will be conducted with new Directors, a review of the Corporate Annual Report and the 2011-2012 Corporate Performance Indicators. Dr. Eagle also presented the results of the Board and Committee self-evaluations and the Board annual workplan.

Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) Strategic Directions

Dr. Cory Neudorf, Chair of the CPHI Council presented proposed changes to the CPHI workplan and a revised role for the Council.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Postl introduced Mr. Dan Florizone, Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, who discussed the work of the Council of the Federation and the Health Care Innovation Working Group.

June 22, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting

Demo of iPad Application

Ms. Leeb provided a demo of the Collaborative for Excellence in Healthcare Quality (CEHQ) mobile application.

Session of Independent Board Members

An in-camera session of the Board was held.

Report of the Finance and Audit Committee (FAC)

Ms. Janet Davidson, Member of the FAC presented an overview of the items discussed at the FAC meetings held on June 1, 2012 and the morning of June 21, 2012, including a funding update and implications, the 2012 to 2015 Business Plan, the results from the FAC self-evaluation, the Management Certification Report for Statutory Remittances and an update on sole-source contracting.

Report of the Privacy and Data Protection (PDP) Committee

Dr. Vivek Goel, Chair of the Privacy and Data Protection (PDP) Committee provided an overview of the Annual Privacy Report.

Ms. McFarlane presented findings from an analysis on breast cancer and Dr. Veillard presented findings and details regarding the planned release of the report Pathways of Care for People with Stroke in Ontario, and the report Health Care in Canada 2012.


There being no further business, Dr. Postl called for the adjournment of the Board of Directors meeting.

Next Board Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held on November 22-23, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.

For more information, please contact:
David Clements
Director, Corporate Strategy and Education

Tel.: (613) 694-6265
e-mail: dclements@cihi.ca

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Tel.: (613) 241-7860
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