Our people make what we do possible. Through the skill and dedication of our health professionals, support staff, volunteers and physicians, Alberta Health Services (AHS) promotes wellness, prevents disease and injury, and reduces suffering every day to more than four million Albertans. Our people do this in a rapidly changing and always demanding environment – one where research, innovation and analytics generate the basis for new and improved services and treatments of tomorrow.
AHS created the Strategy for Clinical Health Research, Innovation and Analytics, 2015-2020, as a blueprint to fully integrate those activities in the health care system.
Together, these three capabilities form the foundation of AHS as a learning organization—an organization skilled at helping our people to create, acquire and transfer knowledge, to raise the standard of health and care delivered to all Albertans.
This strategy builds on previous work in the area and affirms the importance and value of generating and using evidence to improve care. The strategy outlines several goals:
In creating the Strategy for Clinical Health Research, Innovation and Analytics, AHS engaged with many stakeholders to identify priorities to better support our health care professionals and our partners in solving health care issues of importance to Albertans. Stakeholders include the Alberta Clinician Council, patient advisors and patient engagement researchers, Strategic Clinical Network leaders and Scientific Directors, AHS senior leaders, research leaders from multiple faculties and the research offices at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary, and leaders from partner institutions in Alberta.
Using the AHS Health Plan and Business Plan as our roadmap, AHS has worked with employees, physicians, volunteers and partners to build four foundational strategies, including the Strategy for Clinical Health Research, Innovation and Analytics. The four strategies will guide efforts to sustain safe, high-quality health-care delivery for the benefit of all Albertans. They are built on the base of our Values and Mission, and provide a solid framework for us to manage the demands within our system and to coordinate efforts across the province.
The other three strategies are:
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Please email Research.Administration@ahs.ca