Spread and Scale Proven Innovations

Spread and Scale Proven Innovations
To deliver more improvement for more people that lasts, we lead partnerships to expand the reach of proven practices, policies and programs.

In Canadian healthcare, there is no shortage of innovation and creativity focused on achieving lasting improvement in patient experience, health outcomes, value-for-money and work life for healthcare providers.

The challenge often facing those committed to improvement is to spread proven innovations further across the country and scale them, so your postal code does not determine your care.

To drive lasting improvement for more people, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement collaborates with partners to expand the reach of proven practices, policies and programs.

  • Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative
  • Working in partnership with the Canadian Frailty Network, we are supporting teams from across Canada to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored and evidence-based interventions that address frailty in primary care.

  • Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics
  • The Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics is a person-centred approach to care that engages people living with dementia, their families and care partners, and long-term care staff to understand the causes of behaviours and underlying issues (such as pain), and respond to an individual’s unmet needs based on their personal history.

  • Better Together
  • Our Better Together program of work supports organizations to recognize families and caregivers as allies for quality and safety and partners in care. We have collaborated with partners to deliver a campaign, an e-collaborative and policy roundtable discussions.

  • Bridge-to-Home Spread Collaborative
  • The Bridge-to-Home Spread Collaborative improves the quality of care – and patient, caregiver and provider experiences of care – during patients’ transitions from hospital to their homes.

  • Connected Medicine: Enhancing Primary Care Access to Specialist Consult
  • In partnership with Canada Health Infoway, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Connected Medicine Collaborative has spread the adoption of two proven innovations (BASE and RACE) and substantially increased access to primary care specialty services through virtual care.

  • Embedding Palliative Approaches to Care Spread Collaborative
  • Embedding Palliative Approaches to Care (EPAC) is a proven innovation that helps staff in long-term care homes identify residents who could benefit from a palliative approach to care. Through EPAC, staff have conversations with residents, their families and caregivers regarding palliative care preferences, to establish and implement comprehensive, resident-centred care plans that honour the resident’s wishes, values and choices.

  • INSPIRED COPD Scale Collaborative
  • The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program is a hospital-to-home care model that provides patients with moderate to severe COPD, and their families, with the information, tools and support they need to better manage their illness in their home. CFHI has recently supported teams to scale the INSPIRED approach to reach even more providers, organizations and patients.

  • Momentum Challenge
  • The Momentum Challenge is a by-invitation program that brings together teams that have completed CFHI collaboratives that are delivering better care closer to home and the community. Through the Challenge, we support teams so they can sustain and spread their improvements even further.

  • Paramedics and Palliative Care
  • Together with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the Paramedics and Palliative Care program is bringing vital in-home palliative care to people in Canada living with cancer and other life-limiting conditions – when they need it and where they want it. Paramedics are being trained to deliver palliative care using a variety of approaches and support including LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care) which is provided by Pallium Canada and MyGriefToolbox.ca developed by Canadian Virtual Hospice.