On Call Innovation Conversation

Shifting Care from Hospital to Home Part 1

On Demand



Did you know?

  • Unnecessary hospitalizations due to chronic disease such as COPD are harming Canada’s healthcare system and care is failing to meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Hospitalizations and visits to the Emergency Department (ED) due to COPD can be decreased significantly when care is provided to patients and their families at home.
  • CFHI is supporting spread and implementation across Canada of an innovative community outreach program – called INSPIRED – to better meet the needs of COPD patients.

Consider this …

INSPIRED stands for Implementing a Novel and Supportive Program of Individualized care for patients and families Living with REspiratory Disease. INSPIRED is a holistic, proactive, hospital-to-home form of care that includes self-management education, action plans, psychosocial and spiritual care support, and advance care planning.

In 2015 CFHI launched the INSPIRED collaborative involving 19 teams from the 10 provinces across Canada. Results have been remarkable: With more than 1000 patients enrolled across teams, 146 of those patients living with advanced COPD have seen hospitalizations decreased by 80 percent.

CFHI is taking a prominent role in facilitating the further spread and scale of the INSPIRED model. Activities include the launching of the INSPIRED Hub, impact stories and videos, and an innovative INSPIRED Change Package.

Be part of the conversation!

This informative On Call session will be presented by team members and faculty of the pan-Canadian INSPIRED collaborative and hosted by CFHI’s Jennifer Verma, Senior Director, and Meghan Rossiter, Improvement Lead.  

Part 2 of this important series will be presented on November 24.

Join us to learn:

  • About the importance of shifting care from hospital to home and ensuring that care is delivered at the right place and the right time.
  • How home and community-based approaches to COPD care can improve efficiency, coordination, and patient- and family-centredness.
  • Lessons and insights from the INSPIRED collaborative, and CFHI’s plans for further spread and scale.


Jennifer Verma PhotoJennifer Verma, Senior Director, CFHI
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Meghan Rossiter PhotoMeghan Rossiter, BPhil, MA, is Regional Liaison, Collaboration for Innovation and Improvement, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, located in the Atlantic Provinces. She brings a background in qualitative research linked to effective governance and public policy theories, with professional interest in health systems. She is responsible for supporting CFHI’s Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration (AHC) and INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Collaborative as a main point of contact. Meghan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership from the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College program and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Ottawa.