Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services for Quebec, recaps the ambitious healthcare reforms pertaining to system integration and primary care access he has implemented since assuming position in April 2014, the philosophy driving his reform style, and the advantages that Quebec boasts as a life sciences hub. Having been in position since April 2014, healthcare reform has been the defining mandate of your term as Minister of Health and Social Services in Quebec, starting from April 2014. What has been driving these changes?
"The idea is to provide an integrated healthcare provision system that allows the patient to move more fluidly from home to hospital and back. The goal is simplicity for the patient."