Study Tours

Study Tours

CSIH organizes study tours for clients in project countries to give healthcare providers and officials an opportunity to learn about health systems from a Canadian perspective. Study tours last from one to two weeks, and generally focus on a particular component of the health system, such as disease management programs, health policy, e-health, health management and service delivery.

Study tour activities include formal presentations on key topics, round-table discussions with Canadian officials and health providers, and site visits to various locations demonstrating best practices. The host organizations are encouraged to speak frankly about their work so that participants can learn from both positive and negative experiences.  CSIH promotes reciprocal learning, and encourages participants to discuss practices that work and don’t work in their country, and draw comparisons between the different systems.

CSIH has numerous partners across Canada who host delegations for site visits and workshops and identify specialists from different fields to teach delegates about components of the Canadian health system, at the federal, provincial, municipal and facility levels.

 

Study Tours

Implementation of disease management programs

Date:
Aug 2015 to Sep 2015
Country of Delegation:
Kazakhstan
Location:
Vancouver and Victoria, BC

Delegates learned how disease management programs in Canada, specifically BC, were developed and implemented. Participants included PHC specialists, staff of territorial health authorities, personnel of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and staff from the Republican center for health development.

Capacity-building for regulation and standardization in e-health

Date:
Feb 2013
Country of Delegation:
Kazakhstan
Location:
Ottawa ON

Specialists were educated on various aspects of e-health, using Canada as a model, so delegates would be able to develop and introduce regulatory and standardization framework for successful implementation of e-health. Participants included personnel of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republican center for health.

Tour of the Canadian Health System

Date:
Sep 2011
Country of Delegation:
Ukraine
Location:
Ottawa and Toronto, ON

Delegates learned about health management and service delivery in Canada bu visiting Health Canada and other federal level agencies responsible for regulating and directing health sector activity and service delivery. Participants included health managers from the International Management Institute in Kyiv.

Training for managerial staff in health informatics

Date:
Dec 2010
Country of Delegation:
Kazakhstan
Location:
Ottawa, ON

This study tour focused on building the understanding of Kazakhstani IT-specialists and managers on concepts and approaches to developing/improving health informatic standards and distinctive features of HMIS design and operation in Canada. This included providing input to further develop the strategy for strengthening HMIS design and implementation in Kazakhstan and harmonizing this process with development of clinical protocols. Participants included MOH staff and directors of select health facilities.

Policy and government regulation, provision of healthcare service

Date:
Oct 2010
Country of Delegation:
Kazakhstan
Location:
Ottawa and Toronto, ON

This study tour provided an overview of Canada’s health system, and its operation at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. Participants included MOH officials and administrators.