Health Practice Group

Better Leadership. Better Performance. Better Outcomes.

KTA's Health Practice Group helps clients achieve their health care goals and improve performance through better governance, planning, organizational alignment and system integration. What sets us apart is a consulting team that includes leaders who are actively engaged in pushing the boundaries of organizational performance and change in today's transforming health care environment. We are also a nationally recognized leader in Aboriginal health consulting working to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal Canadians.


    Health Governance Improvement (back to top)

    KTA's team brings a proven track record in health governance leadership and the latest in governance thinking and best practices to develop tailor-made solutions to achieve governance excellence. Our team knows first hand the complex world and challenges of health care governance and how to navigate the environment of increasing expectations, transparency and accountability in which today's boards operate.

    Our services include:

    Governance Review - KTA carries out governance reviews for individual and multi-organizational contexts, including collaborative, alliance and partnership based governance to develop governance improvement strategies that strengthen governance structures, roles and responsibilities, processes and practices

    Improving Board Effectiveness and Accountability - KTA works directly with boards and senior management to develop practical solutions based on evidence-based analysis, best practices and the application of accreditation level standards

    Governance Coaching - KTA is also there to provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to keep things on track

    Strategic Planning for Results (back to top)

    Today's health care organizations operate in a highly dynamic and complex environment with heightened expectations for patient-centered quality care, performance, transparency and accountability. Working with boards and senior management teams, KTA helps health care organizations understand their environment and the key drivers of change, clarify direction and goals, and make the strategic decisions needed to achieve sustainable results.

    Our services include:

  • Planning process design and project management
  • Visioning
  • Environmental scanning, surveying and stakeholder engagement
  • Facilitation of planning sessions with same day and final report summaries
  • Writing strategic plans
  • Developing strategic implementation frameworks
  • Refreshes of strategic plans
    Facilitation and Stakeholder Engagement (back to top)

    KTA has a national reputation for its facilitation expertise and for the outcomes we achieve in challenging facilitation environments and in taking groups further than they expect to go. We know how to work with government and all stakeholders across the health care continuum and from the Board room to front line staff. We bring the science and technology of health care together with policy-making and system management. KTA specializes in working with physicians in hospital and non-hospital settings to achieve better alignment and performance.

    Our services include:

  • Design, planning and facilitation of groups, forums and conferences
  • Strategic advice on stakeholder engagement and management strategies
  • Designing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies
    Negotiations (back to top)

    KTA specializes in negotiations involving physician groups. Our track record of success stems from building trust and confidence at the table and focusing on outcomes that are based on interests, not on positions.

Our services include:

  • Leading and supporting negotiations
  • Negotiations advice and coaching, including strategy and mandate development, negotiation approaches and tactics, and problem solving

    • Policy and Strategy Development (back to top)

      KTA knows the importance of good policy and strategy formulation in driving change in health care and producing benefits for our clients and their stakeholders. Our health policy background and networks allows us to connect leading-edge ideas of today to create the right health policies and strategies for tomorrow. Our strength lies in:

    • Understanding how the health care system works from the inside – as hospital board chairs, former senior level health officials, senior level hospital administrators and physicians
    • Bringing strategic thinking to health policy problems
    • Our ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders, and
    • Excellence in issue analysis and options development
      Aboriginal Health (back to top)

      We are a nationally recognized leader in Aboriginal health consulting, working on health system transformations designed to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal Canadians. Our strength lies in:

    • Understanding of the historical and jurisdictional context for Aboriginal health
    • Awareness to First Nation successes and challenges in health service delivery
    • Sensitivity to cross jurisdictional policy and program environment
    • Knowledge of leading health services integration initiatives across the country
      KTA Health Practice Group Clients (back to top)
    • First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
    • Health Canada
    • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    • Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
    • North West Community Care Access Centres (Ontario)
    • Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
    • Ontario Medical Association
    • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    • Public Health Agency of Canada
    • Rouge Valley Health System Board
    • School of Optometry, University of Waterloo
    • South East Community Care Access Centres (Ontario)
    • Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

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