January 29, 2019
Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film about Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system.
Greg’s Story is an example of events that are all too common in healthcare. Many of the problems are avoidable if proper systems and safeguards were in place. The 30 min. film will be followed by a panel discussion about the future of healthcare and what types of changes are needed to change the story.
Discussion Panel Members
Prof. Ross Baker, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, U of T
Dr. Baker is the 2017 recipient of the CIHR-IRSPC Barer Flood Prize, a career achievement award recognizing a health policy researcher who has made a lasting contribution to the Canadian health system. Current research interests include organizational and system strategies to improve performance.
Prof. Mike Carter, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, U of T
Earlier this year Prof. Carter became the first industrial engineer to be inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He was one of the first academics in industrial engineering to study the way healthcare works in hospitals in order to find ways to deliver better care and reduce costs.
Teri Price, Executive Director of Greg’s Wings Projects
Teri Price (Greg’s sister) and Dave Price (Greg’s dad) are passionate advocates for better patient care in the healthcare systems of Canada.
Dr. Michael Rachlis, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of T
Dr. Rachlis is a Toronto-based public health physician who consults and lectures widely on health policy issues. He has served as a consultant to the federal government, all ten provincial governments, and two royal commissions.