Dr. Alain Larouche is well known to the main players in the health and social services network in Quebec. His reputation has been built on more than 35 years of general practice, both as an active clinical practitioner and as an administrator. Dr. Larouche is thoroughly familiar with healthcare system and the organizations that comprise it, and with the legislative and professional environment surrounding it. For 10 years, he has been the senior medical advisor for Regional Health Authorities Association in Québec.
Since 2001 he has been working for the Groupe Santé Concerto (Concerto Healthcare Group). As a clinician, he spent ten years working full time in a fast-paced regional emergency ward and five more years in ICU (CHR de Sept-îles) and his medical clinic. He has developed particular expertise on the impacts of chronic disease on the patients and the healthcare system and on ways of adapting the care and service response to those needs. As a consultant for healthcare authorities, he has promoted the importance of chronic care management, based on Chronic Care Model principles. He has acted as a medical consultant during implementation of telehealth care (CHF patient) in Lower Normandy, in Europe.
He has also conducted studies on frequent flyers of the healthcare system. He has given talks on the subject here in Canada and for stakeholders in France and Switzerland. He has several projects in hand related to those issues. Dr. Larouche is currently a member of the disciplinary board of the Collège des médecins du Québec (Quebec Medical Board), correspondant for the “Caisse d’assurance maladie de France” and columnist for “L’Actualité Médicale”, the Medical Post french counterpart.
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