Status, Vision, and Recommendations for Canadian Home and Community Care
The biggest challenge facing home and community care today is integrating services and delivery to improve care coordination and patient transitions. Digital technology is now dominating every sector of the economy. Never before has digital technology been so readily available at our fingertips than it is today. Emerging technologies have the potential to shape how healthcare will evolve. While the structures of each provincial health system are very different in many ways and required to work within their policy frameworks, there are also many similarities and shared challenges. Every province is at a different place and understandably digital technology enablers cannot be implemented at the same time. What is the status across provinces and is there a common vision and opportunity?
To provide actionable recommendations and identify strategic opportunities of technology-enabled solutions supporting care coordination and integrated patient transitions. An analysis of current state of technology-enabled solutions and identification of converging digital technologies, starting with high level and environmental jurisdictional scans of home and community care practices, integration, and structure.