British Columbia’s government today announced it had extended its agreement with Maximus BC, a US subsidiary corporation, to manage BC’s health information for another five years. The $264 million contract will run from 2015 until 2020. The original contract began in 2005. That ten year deal cost $324 million. On a comparable basis the new five year [...]
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BC governments extends outsourced health information management despite issues raised by Auditor General
March 11th, 2013 · Keith Reynolds · Comments Off · Health care, Privatization, P3s & public services, Provincial budget & finance
July 10th, 2010 · Keith Reynolds · 1 Comment · Health care, Provincial budget & finance
The BC government’s announcement July 9th that it had signed a deal on generic drugs with the province’s drug stores is good news. As discussed in an earlier blog, British Columbians have been paying far more than consumers in other jurisdictions for generic drugs. Alberta, Quebec and Ontario had already taken steps to correct this [...]
June 18th, 2010 · Keith Reynolds · 1 Comment · Health care, Provincial budget & finance
Very, very quietly, the BC provincial government is negotiating new arrangements for the purchase of generic drugs that could save the province hundreds of millions of dollars. Done right, all BC taxpayers will win as more money becomes available for other health services. Done wrong, much of the savings for the province’s PharmaCare program will [...]