Highlights of the CIHI Board of Directors Meeting
March 7, 2013
Fairmont Château Laurier
The Chair, Dr. Brian Postl, called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. and welcomed those present. He introduced new member Mr. Luc Castonguay, Region 4 (Quebec) Government representative and Mr. Brent Diverty, Vice-President, Programs at CIHI.
President’s Quarterly Report and Review of Financial Statements
Mr. John Wright, President and CEO, provided an overview of some of the accomplishments of the third quarter of 2012-2013. He reported on several corporate level initiatives, including ongoing work on the CIHI website, work with Ontario on the Population Risk Adjustment Grouper (PRAG) and work currently underway to build capacity to better utilize CIHI data.
Mr. Howard Walder, member of the Finance and Audit Committee, provided an overview of the key financial considerations and results with regards to recent developments and accomplishments achieved during the nine months of the fiscal year.
Report of the Finance and Audit Committee (FAC)
Mr. Waldner provided a verbal report of the joint FAC and Human Resources Committee meeting that took place January 22, 2013, for the purpose of discussing the CIHI Pension Plan.
Mr. Waldner then presented an overview of the items discussed at the January 22, 2013 FAC meeting, including the results of the ITS annual ethical hack security audit; the multi-year internal audit work plan; the CIHI Board of Directors’ annual expenses incurred and recent reduction measures; the CICA not-for-profit accounting standards transition options and impact on CIHI’s 2012-2013 financial statements; and the Quebec bilateral two-year agreement negotiations.
Following the verbal update, Mr. Waldner provided an overview of the 2013-2014 Operational Plan and Budget, the updated Performance Measurement Framework and the 2013-2016 Business Plan. Members reviewed and approved the 2013-2014 Operational Plan and Budget, the updated Performance Measurement Framework and the 2013-2016 Business Plan.
Report of the Governance Committee
Mr. Peter Morrison, member of the Governance Committee, provided a verbal report of the meeting that took place February 11, 2013. He presented an overview of the items discussed, including the updated Board Skills Mix table, the revised Conflict of Interest Policy, current re-elections and elections for Board directors and the proposed agenda for the June 2013 Board Strategic Planning Session. Members reviewed and approved the revised Conflict of Interest policy, to reconcile it with Section 141 (Disclosure of Interest) of the new Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Report of the Human Resources Committee
Dr. Postl, Chair of the Human Resources (HR) Committee, provided a verbal report of the meeting that took place March 7, 2013. He presented an overview of the items discussed, including HR achievements for 2012-2013, HR objectives for 2013-2014, the HR Committee work plan for 2013-2014 and the Management Certification Report for October 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013. Dr. Postl noted that discussions from the meeting, with respect to the CEO’s performance review, CEO objectives for 2013-2014 and the succession plan for key senior management positions, will be shared with Board directors during the Session of Independent Board Directors.
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 meeting that took place March 7, 2013. He presented an overview of the items discussed, including the annual work plan for 2013-2014, the Privacy Audit Program and Multi-Year Privacy Audit Plan, the Draft Annual Privacy Report and the Privacy Orders and Report. He reported that there had been no privacy breaches in 2012-2013 and informed members that the Annual Privacy Report will be presented to the Board at the June 20-21, 2013 meeting.
Mr. Wright provided an update on the comparability of CIHI data for physician payments and wait times.
Session of Independent Board Directors
An in-camera session of the Board was held.
Update on the Analytical Plan 2013-2015
Ms. Kathleen Morris, Director, Health System Analysis and Emerging Issues, provided an update on the Analytical and Indicators Development Plan.
Health System Performance
Dr. Jeremy Veillard, Vice-President, Research and Analysis, provided an update on the vision, deliverables and implementation status of the pan-Canadian health system performance measurement and reporting program of work.
Key Findings from Public Engagement
Mr. Joseph Peters, Deputy National Practice Leader, Hill and Knowlton Strategies, presented the results of the pan-Canadian public consultation on health system performance reporting.
Mr. Brent Diverty, Vice-President, Programs, provided an update on the findings from the EHR Readiness Assessments.
CIHI Key Findings
Ms. Morris provided an overview of the key findings of the 2013 Wait Times Report.
Ms. Morris provided an update on an Analytical Project on Wounds in Canada.
Dr. Veillard provided an update on two CPHI projects examining whether differences exist in treatment-related factors and outcomes among Aboriginal populations compared with others in Canada (Hospital care for Heart Attacks Among First Nations, Inuit and Métis and End-Stage Renal Disease among Aboriginal Peoples: Treatment and Outcomes)
Mr. Diverty provided the key findings in the upcoming reports on adverse drug reaction-related hospitalizations among seniors and drug expenditure in Canada.
Ms. Anne McFarlane, Vice-President, Western Canada and Developmental Initiatives, provided an overview of Hospital Births in Canada: A Focus on Women Living in Rural and Remote Areas.
Mr. Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail's National Affairs Columnist and author of Chronic Condition presented an overview of his research regarding the challenges and possible options facing medicare in Canada.
Next Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be held June 20-21, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
For more information, please contact:
Francine Anne Roy
Director, Strategy and Operations
Canadian Institute for Health Information
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Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4H6
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