Jeff Callaway said a reorganization is critical for a system that has become politicized and doesn’t always focus on outcomes.
“We’ve got a fragmented structure, we’ve got a lack of integration at the physician and the service level, and we’ve got a lack of sharing and use of clinical info,” said Callaway.
He said the auditor general has suggested viable solutions in the past.
“We actually have the answers. The thing is we just need the political fortitude and strength to actually follow through,” he said.
Asked later by reporters, both Callaway and Jean said they would look at expanded private care options if it’s cost effective and improves the system.