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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.

Better care for veterans living in long term care
New pain assessment and management approach achieves 99 to 100 percent satisfaction rates.
Helping hospitals get smart: Optimizing heath services for patients through “smart” hospital design
Meaningful engagement of clinicians, together with a knowledge exchange relationship with researchers, led to substantial changes in building design and patient care processes.
Better access to healthcare services in rural Newfoundland
A decision-making framework improves communication to better allocate resources and deliver health services to rural populations.
Improving care and outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease
Redesigning information management systems enhances care for renal patients and likely spurs a provincial roll-out in Nova Scotia.
Training patients to be effective participants in their healthcare
BC health ministry initiative supports seniors and immigrant patients to find their voice with the help of new communication tools that build knowledge and skills.
Establishing a first-rate leadership model in a Surgery Program
New governance model and evaluation framework engages medical staff in program administration in New Brunswick.
Improving treatment for seniors in acute care
Early intervention approach for seniors in acute care leads to better functionality and independence after discharge at Providence Health Care (BC).
Frail elderly live better and longer with improved nutrition care
Integrated approach to planning food services policies improves nutrition for long-term care residents in Saskatoon.
Patients, Families and Providers Work Together to Improve Safety and Quality
Quality and patient engagement improved with new safety scorecard developed specifically for rehabilitation environment in Toronto.
Improving the lives of patients at personal care homes in Winnipeg and beyond
Reducing inappropriate antipsychotic use by 27 percent in a long term care home, pointing the way to significant savings.

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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