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Shared Services in Health



With increased attention to patient safety and the efficient use of healthcare resources, government and healthcare providers are becoming more focused on shared service operations.


More than a simple solution to reduce overhead and administration costs, they enhance innovation, support higher volumes of patient services and create economies of scale.


We structure corporations, partnerships and joint ventures serving public organizations such as hospitals and health regions. Some of these successful initiatives include warehousing services, supply chain management, diagnostic imaging repositories, accounting and procurement functions and IT services.


The move to a shared services model often implies significant transformations in organizational culture and processes. We support these changes as it affects operations and people, working to create implementation strategies that make legal sense as well as organizational sense.


Our expertise includes drafting and negotiating all the types of agreements required to set up trustworthy arrangements, including those with respect to employment, key performance indicators, transfer payments and confidentiality.


Fasken acts for hundreds of health organizations across Canada. We work with private and public entities as well as non-profits and corporations whose activities intersect with the system.


Our team is recognized for its deep experience and trusted relationships with a wide range of health sector clients in each of our regional markets, as well as national-level expertise.


Subscribe to our “Health Law Bulletin”, browse some of the recent healthcare work we’ve assisted with or contact any of our lawyers to learn more.


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