Benoit Morin is a healthcare executive, management consultant, and entrepreneur. He is known for his extensive knowledge of leadership, complex systems, and organizational transformation. His professional career began when he led a team of consultants to transform the health insurance system that serviced over a million Canadians into a regionally-based system where service providers rather than insurance companies delivered benefits.
He is the former Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) CEO. During the pandemic that hit the world, he was the one who led the team to design and put in place the new business model that enabled Canada to be the only jurisdiction to achieve full A(H1N1) coverage for all its citizens. He also led his team to design and install a new governance structure for PHSA, which resulted in a drastic reduction of overhead costs, improved information sharing, and increased accountability.
Currently leading an entrepreneurial effort to launch a private-sector approach to health service delivery.
In recent years, there has been an increased focus on the concept of “population health,” where individuals are served by a contracted team of health care providers. After much research, Morin has concluded that a strategic approach to population health is not scalable and could be detrimental to the health of Canadians. “If applied across Canada, population health would force patients to reconsider their allegiance to family physicians, specialists, and local hospitals,” said Morin.
Benoit Morin, PHSA, believes population health is the Second Life of the Canadian universal healthcare system. Instead, he believes each province should consider a private-public partnership model with an increased role for non-profit and non-government organizations. This model would include a management team that focuses on enabling health care providers to improve the quality of services and deliver them closer to home.
After his father’s death, he enrolled for Ph.D. in health ethics and law at the University of Toronto. It was a multiprogram coloration of the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and the Department of ethics/philosophy. “Maturity, knowledge, and experience are transmitted beyond the scope of pure teaching or research,” he said. The program resulted in the discovery of his passion for management and leadership.
In 2013, As part of his first CEO mandate and hands-on discovery of the paramount importance of the human factor in leadership, Morin enrolled in a year-long mindfulness training at Laval University. He enjoyed the deep personal connection to the process and the rich experience to assist him in his future endeavors.
Benoit Morin, PHSA, is a former Executive Director of the Canadian Health Services Management Association (CHSM) and serves on the board. He is also an active contributor to various Canadian health services management organizations. He is also an advocate for employee engagement and a champion for developing leaders with more diverse skill sets and experience.
He said there are many opportunities for growth outside the comfort zone, even if it requires a little – or sometimes a lot – of courage. Even if your schedule is tight or you’re skeptical about whether you should take on one more responsibility, it is worth it. Think about who you can add to the team and the impact you can have.
His voice, experience, and knowledge are poised to be a huge asset for the new Board of Directors. He is excited to contribute his expertise, experience, and passion to improving patients’ lives in rural and urban communities.
I know there is a huge amount of work to do, but I am excited about the role I can play. When we know how far we have come and how much further we need to go, it gives me energy and inspiration”, Benoit Morin said.
Benoit Morin has contributed a lot to the healthcare department and is doing every bit of his to improve the healthcare system.
As a chief executive officer of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), he has been responsible for the daily management of PHSA’s activities and the supervision of its staff. As part of his mandate, he leads a team responsible for planning and development. He implements the strategy for strategic direction, accountability, improvement, and efficiency for PHSA’s day-to-day operations. Under Morin’s leadership, PHSA will focus on “health equity” as its mission.
Strategic healthcare approach that provides all Canadians with adequate, accessible, high-quality healthcare. It will enable PHSA to emphasize prevention and early diagnosis through health data. His strategy also examines ways to increase accessibility and user satisfaction to improve patient experience and health outcomes.