Summary

This project informed public debate about introducing more innovation and market competition to the field of healthcare. The publication argues that the bureaucracies that operate the medical system have become excessively rigid and are consequently providing subpar health care that is unresponsive to the needs of Canadians. In response to these problems it suggests introducing market competition in the realm of health care provision, as a means to drive innovation. Telemedicine is discussed as an example of successful innovative technology use in the field of health care.