In 2015, a forum was held to engage Albertans around the idea that our healthcare system needed to fundamentally transform to be more patient-centred.
Focusing on a healthcare culture where people come first, the forum was a catalyst for Albertans to imagine a different kind of healthcare system for our province.
Sharing healthcare experiences, both the good and the bad, can help us learn and better understand what works and what needs to improve. The forum included a series of patient stories.
Sharing healthcare experiences, both the good and the bad, can help us learn and better understand what works and what needs to improve. The IMAGINE Forum included a series of patient stories.
Speakers & Panelists
The forum featured guest speakers Brian Goldman – a well-known CBC radio show host, author and physician, Dave Price – a concerned Alberta citizen who is an advocate for patient and family centred care, Art Frank – Professor Emeritus of Sociology with a long-time interest in patient experience, and Jim Conway – former COO of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, who helped to lead the transformation of a healthcare system’s culture to be centred around the patient and family experience.
Dr. Brian Goldman is one of Canada’s most trusted voices in medicine — a doctor who thinks like a patient. He makes complex medical issues digestible for audiences on radio, television and on the speaking circuit. He personalizes medicine and the human frailties of his profession.