Organizational Structure

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) is guiding the thoughtful planning and phased implementation of broad health-system changes aimed at improving the quality, accessibility and efficiency of health-care services across Manitoba. The department leads the development of policy and broad system planning, and has responsibility for overall funding, performance requirements, oversight and accountability.

Regional health authorities and health organizations with a provincial focus, such as CancerCare Manitoba and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, remain responsible for the delivery of health-care services. These organizations are engaged with Shared Health in the development of the province’s clinical and preventive services plan and are partners in the establishment of provincial clinical guidelines and protocols.

Shared Health was established as a legal entity in 2018 without increasing the number of organizations within the health system by evolving an existing organization - Diagnostic Services of Manitoba Inc.

Shared Health Organization Chart

Strategic Focus

Shared Health is leading and coordinating the development of Manitoba’s first provincial clinical and preventive services plan. Clinical experts and health-care providers from a wide range of professional backgrounds and clinical experience across the province will work collaboratively to identify safe, consistent and cost-effective models of care, clinical standards and guidelines to inform the strategic planning and delivery of health-care services by Manitoba’s health regions and organizations.

This approach has been recommended by a number of external, expert reviews of Manitoba’s health system. Shared Health will look to the experiences of other jurisdictions where the development of such a provincial plan has resulted in opportunities for improved services and more consistent standards of care. This strategic focus will reduce duplication and ensure people are able to access the right care at the right time in the right place.

Clinical Governance and Standards

Manitobans expect consistent standards of care across the province and better access to services, regardless of geography. The development of a provincial clinical and preventive services plan and the establishment of clinical guidelines and protocols will assist the regional health authorities and health organizations with a provincial focus to provide consistent, reliable care. These transformative changes will strengthen health care in Manitoba and build a sustainable system for the future.

Health Human Resources

Manitoba’s health-care system needs to be more patient-focused, operate more efficiently and be safe, affordable and sustainable over the long term. Strategic decisions around educational requirements, university and college training programs, and recruitment and retention efforts will benefit from a coordinated provincial plan.

Business Functions

Shared Health supports the delivery of patient-focused care across Manitoba. This will include the coordination of some business services for the regional health authorities, CancerCare Manitoba and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.

More information about the services provided by Shared Health will be available here as Manitoba’s health system transformation progresses.

Health-care Delivery

Shared Health also supports front-line care for services that cross regional and organizational boundaries. For information on diagnostic services, visit: Diagnostic Services

More information about the services provided by Shared Health will be available here as Manitoba’s health system transformation progresses.