Highlights of the CIHI Board of Directors Meeting
November 22-23, 2012
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
November 22, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting
The Chair, Dr. Brian Postl, called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.
Mr. John Wright, President and CEO, provided an overview of some of the accomplishments of the second quarter of FY 2012-2013. He reported on several corporate level initiatives, including progress on work to improve the CIHI website and the status of bilateral agreements. He also presented an overview of several partnership initiatives, including work with the Health Council of Canada and the Interagency Collaboration.
Mr. John McGarry, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, provided financial highlights of results for six months of the fiscal year and the year-end financial projections.
Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Monitoring System
Ms. Francine Anne Roy, Director, Health Spending and Strategic Initiatives, provided an update on the key activities and deliverables of the Canadian MS Monitoring System. Ms. Roy’s overview included information on funding, system development, recruitment of data submitters and communication and stakeholder engagement.
Client Survey Results
Mr. Allan Gregg, Chairman, Harris/Decima, presented the results of the 2012 CIHI Stakeholder Survey, which evaluated the general level of stakeholder satisfaction with CIHI and, more specifically, its products and services.
Lean Pilot Projects
Mr. David Clements, Acting Director, Communications and Outreach, outlined the results of CIHI’s 2012-2013 Lean pilots and next steps in the implementation of corporate Lean initiatives.
Statistics Canada Program Update
Mr. Jeff Latimer, Director, Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, presented a briefing on the redesign of the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey.
Report of the Governance Committee
Dr. Chris Eagle, Chair of the Governance Committee, provided a verbal report of the Governance Committee meeting that took place October 15, 2012. He presented an overview of the items discussed, including a review of Board orientation satisfaction, an internal audit on corporate governance and the need to update the conflict of interest policy to reconcile with the new Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Dr. Eagle reviewed the background and rationale for the Governance Committee’s recommendations regarding the Advisory Council on Population Health’s relationship with the CIHI Board.
Dr. Eagle informed members that, to comply with the new Not-for-profit Corporations Act, revisions to the CIHI By-law are necessary. Members reviewed and approved the revised by-law.
Business Case for Integrated eReporting
Mr. Michael Hunt, Director, eReporting Integration, presented an overview of the development of a business case for pursuing integration of e-reports at CIHI.
Mr. Greg Reed, President and CEO, eHealth Ontario, discussed the current approach, status and future direction for the integration of electronic health records in Ontario.
November 23, 2012
Session of Independent Board Members
An in-camera session of the Board was held.
Health System Performance Update
Ms. Kira Leeb, Director, Health System Performance, provided an update on the vision, deliverables and implementation status of the pan-Canadian integrated health system performance measurement and reporting program.
Primary Health Care Program Update
Mr. Greg Webster, Director, Primary Health Care Information and Clinical Registries, presented an update on the work and future direction of the Primary Health Care Data and Information Program.
Dr. Brian Postl, Chair of the Human Resources (HR) Committee, provided members with a verbal report of the HR meeting that took place November 6, 2012. He presented an overview of the items discussed, including the follow-up to the 2011 Employee Survey, the 2012 Compensation Survey and recommendations, the Compensation Budgeting Assumptions and an update on learning and professional development initiatives. Following his update, Dr. Postl presented the management Certification Report for Occupational Health and Safety for the period February 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012.
Report of the Finance and Audit Committee
Mr. John McGarry, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee (FAC), provided members with a verbal report of the FAC meeting that took place November 22, 2012. He presented an overview of the items discussed, including the internal audits of IT and corporate governance, the CIHI Pension Plan (Investments Managers Performance Review and Funded Status) and the Sole Source Requests Report for the period April to September 2012.
Ms. Louise Ogilvie, Vice-President, Corporate Services provided an update on the estimated funded status of the CIHI Pension Plan as of January 2013.
Mr. McGarry presented the certification by management that all required deductions from employees’ wages and non-Canadian consultant’s fees have been made and all provincial and federal taxes have been collected and remitted to the regulatory agencies for the period April to September 2012.
Report of the Privacy and Data Protection Committee
Dr. Vivek Goel, Chair of the Privacy and Data Protection (PDP) Committee, provided a verbal report of the PDP meeting that took place November 5, 2012. He presented an overview of the items discussed, including the CIHI Audit Program and the list of data sharing agreements.
Health System Use of EHR/EMR Data
Mr. Stephen O’Reilly, Executive Director, Atlantic Canada, reported on the progress in refining the Health System Use vision, as requested by the Conference of Deputy Ministers of Health.
CIHI Key Findings
Mr. Hunt presented key findings from the National Health Expenditures Trends Report 1975-2012, the National Physician Database and Scott’s Medical Database.
Ms. Kathleen Morris, Director, Health System Analysis and Emerging Issues, presented key findings from International Comparisons: Learning from the Best.
Dr. Jeremy Veillard, Vice-President, Research and Analysis, provided an overview of work on the Redistributive Impact of the Health Care System.
Next Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be held on March 6-7, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario.
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