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Impact stories speak to the difference we make working shoulder-to-shoulder with teams of healthcare leaders to improve health and care for all Canadians.

Spreading ‘INSPIRED’ Approaches to COPD Care
‘INSPIRED’ takes a proactive approach to caring for patients living with advanced COPD and their families.
Transformative cardiac care model streamlines procedures and reduces wait times
New ICED program consolidated and standardized cardiac services across the health authority, increasing cardiac implants from 22 per week to 30 per week, reducing waitlist from 120 to 40 patients and meeting new wait time targets 80 percent of the time.
Project engages patients, families and staff to improve care
Improvement initiatives help Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance fast-track patient access to blood analysis.
Innovative Approach to Patient Engagement Takes Root in Alberta
New approach trains patients and caregivers to take active role in their health and system improvements.
Better Care for Frequent Users Improves Quality of Life and Saves Resources in the Laurentians
Better approaches to managing care for frequent users of acute care services results in a 72 percent drop in Emergency Department visits and improves patients’ quality of life and wellbeing.
A Multi-institutional Approach to Improving Maternal and Fetal Health
Placing women at the centre of the care process increases identification of pregnant smokers and referrals to a pharmacist for a smoking cessation aid.
Paving the Way for Healthier Communities through Public Policy
Community engagement initiative fosters collaboration with stakeholders in Peel Public Health Region to tackle key diabetes risk factors.
Reassessing existing funded health services and products to support appropriate care
New appropriateness framework uses evidence to identify unnecessary practices supporting provincial-territorial innovation efforts and resulting in estimated cost savings of $39 million a year.
Novel tool prevents avoidable emergency department visits by long-term care residents
Tool helps staff detect early health decline in residents, reducing ED visits by 57 percent. Potential provincial savings up to $6.25 million.
Better care for veterans living in long term care
New pain assessment and management approach achieves 99 to 100 percent satisfaction rates.

Better Together helps hospitals welcome families as partners in care

When families are welcome to visit their loved ones in healthcare facilities, patients tend to do better. A growing body of evidence indicates that traditional visiting hours limiting the presence of family members can have negative effects on quality, costs and outcomes.

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