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Lead Consultant:

Tim Lynch
Mr. Lynch founded Info-Lynk Consulting Services in 1985 because of the belief that all too often information is the missing link in health care decision-making.
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Publications:

Healthcare Advocacy: Only God doesn’t need an advisor
2008 Care Giver and Early Stage Conference, Edmonton, October 25 2008

Beyond the end of the stethoscope, Richmond Review,
A commentary on the need for integrating low risk private surgical facilities into the Canada's public health system.
March 30 2006

MDs are their own worst enemy, Richmond Review,
A commentary on the battle between Dr. Brian Day and Dr. Jack Burak for Presidency of the Canadian Medical Association.
August 10, 2006

Executive Summary
BC 2003 Forest Fires: A Test of Quality Management in Health Services Delivery

January 30, 2004
Prepared forThe Ministry of Health Planning Victoria, BC & The Interior Health Authority Kelowna, BC
(PDF file size 125Kb)

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF SARS:
A QUANTUM LEAP OR A PARADIGM SHIFT?

Risk Management in Canadian Health Care
VOLUME 5, NUMBER 6
DECEMBER 2003
(PDF file size 469Kb)

SARS in Toronto - Acting locally, reacting globally
Submitted on April 11th 2003 to International Travel Insurance Journal

The Romanow Commission: An Opportunity Lost
Hospital Quarterly Journal Spring 2003
(PDF file size 120Kb)
Background Information

Vaccination Programs in Canada:
Summary of a study conducted by Info-Lynk Consulting in October 1989

Health insurance - don't leave home without it
ITIJ Journal Spring 2002

Primary Care Reform in Ontario: The Emperor Has No Clothes
www.hospitalquarterly.com

Medicare in a modern world
The Vancouver Sun, March 14 2002

American / Canadian relations, post September 11th: accommodation or surrender?
ITIJ Journal
Nov/Dec 2001

Choice in health care
The Globe & Mail
Nov. 12 2001

London, UK Travel Insurance Conference Regulations of Canadian Travel Industry
May 2001

Vancouver Hosts Insurance Summit, Report on meeting of the International Insurance Society 2000 seminar, Vancouver B.C.,

DEBATING THE DATA: Is there an entrepreneurial option to primary-care reform? Medical Post
-May 4, 1999-

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: Rewarding excellence is the solution
Medical Post
-February 9, 1999-

A Book Review: The Billion Dollar Molecule,
Toronto Biotechnology Initiative, (TBI) Bioscan, June 1998

 

Services / Health Care

The Vancouver Sun, March 14 2002

Medicare in a modern world

Tim Lynch
Health Services Reimbursement Consultant Vancouver.

In the 1940s and 1950s Canada's political leaders conceived the tenets of Canadian healthcare with humility and pride. The1960s / 70s politicians recognized health as a "vote grabber" which lead to promises that could only be managed by sequentially adding money. From that era we have inherited provincial governments that can't cope and a federal government that uses healthcare to justifying its re-election.

Creating a commission is the only action the federal government can take in health. Perpetuating the ideological mythologies of Canadian healthcare, the Commissioner had to come from Canada's ground zero in healthcare - Saskatchewan.

The health system envisioned by Tommy Douglas identified the need for a farmer with a broken arm to receive care or a pregnant woman quality services. He never imagined government sponsored chronic care services. In Mr. Douglas' era the family assumed such responsibilities and, in the absence of modern pharmaceuticals, people died.

It seems politically incorrect to question how a retired politician, of a uniquely agricultural province, with a population about one million and a definitive ideological bias, could re-design a multi-billion dollar health system to accommodate the expectations of Canada's 30 million modern day consumers.

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