Archive for the ‘Health Council of Canada’ Category

The Home First philsophy – creating safe transitions for patients from acute care to home

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Abstract: The growing population of seniors across the province will continue to increase pressure on the health sector to provide health care at home, including community services to help seniors move from  hospital to home following acute treatment and programs to help residents remain safely at home for longer. We feel it acutely in our [...]

Sooner, Safer, Smarter – The Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Three in four. That’s shorthand for the commitment that the Saskatchewan government made in the spring of 2010, giving all patients the option to have their surgery within three months of being added to the wait list. This was to be achieved in four years, ending March 31, 2014. In a province that had some [...]

Changing the way primary care and specialists communicate

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Waiting for specialist care remains the number one barrier to health care access in Canada. Excessive wait times, poorly coordinated care, insufficient communication and duplication of testing can result in significant breakdowns in transition of care, inappropriate treatment, patient dissatisfaction and potential harm. Link http://healthcouncilcanada.blogspot.ca/2013/10/base-changing-way-primary-care-and.html

Waiting for healthcare services

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Waiting for services in our healthcare system is a reality that most Canadians face at one time or another. The Health Council of Canada presents a pan-Canadian video series featuring innovative practices that are tackling waits for patients in various healthcare settings Link http://healthcouncilcanada.ca/content_wt.php?mnu=2&mnu1=48&mnu2=30&mnu3=42#V4

Health Council of Canada in the Wall Street Journal

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Wall Street Journal article At the risk of feeding into the Obamacare frenzy, there are some videos from the Health Council of Canada that are worth a look for those who want to see how they really practice medicine north of the border — and how they’re trying to make it better. See Full article here: http://stream.wsj.com/story/supreme-court-health-law-decision/SS-2-24938/SS-2-321190/

Health Council of Canada: Emergency Department Pay-for-Performance

Friday, September 13th, 2013

When Emergency Department Pay-for-Performance (EDP4P) funding was introduced in British Columbia it represented a new model of financing for the health sector that was poorly understood. The intent was to provide financial incentives for good performance as it related to creating access for patients who arrive to the emergency department. The advantage, for organizations that [...]

Health Council of Canada: Wait Time s

Friday, September 13th, 2013

In its most recent report, the Wait Time Alliance has said many Canadians are still waiting too long to access a wide range of necessary medical care (See http://www.waittimealliance.ca/2013/2013-WTA-Report-Card_en.pdf). Moreover, Canadians experience longer waits to access care than citizens of most other industrialized countries. These lengthy waits not only apply to specialty care but also to [...]

Innovations in Reducing Wait Times: A Video Series

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Abstract Video #1 took the production team to Thompson, MB to visit the Burntwood Community Health Resource Centre (BCHRC) to learn more about their success story in Advanced Access for the primary health setting. An old mining town originally built “not to last,” Thompson is now a city of 15,000 residents. As a “Hub of the [...]

What is Advanced Access?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Abstract Advanced Access is a frequently misunderstood term.  It is a comprehensive approach to effective patient care delivery built on the principles of access improvement and office efficiency.  There are many benefits that come with same-day access in primary care.  The goal is to start your day on time and end your day on time. [...]

Necessity breeds innovation: Shooting the wait times video series at “The Taming of the Queue 2013”

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Tuesday April 4, 2013  Waiting can be tough but it’s a fact of life and something we all deal with. It is one thing to wait in line at the coffee shop or for the new iPhone release, and quite another to wait for health care. Waiting to see your family physician for a checkup; [...]