Status, Vision, and Recommendations for Canadian Home and Community Care

The Home and Community Care Community of Action is working to understand the status of digital technologies supporting patient transitions and integrated care coordination frameworks across Canada’s home and community care landscape. They have identified key success strategies required to support the above components and are now seeking input on how organizations and jurisdictions use technology to support patient transitions and integrated care coordination in home and community care. Please take this seven minute anonymous questionnaire to contribute to the Status, Vision, and Recommendations for Canadian Home and Community Care. Results from the survey will inform the development of a paper and other potential deliverables regarding the status of digital technologies supporting patient transitions and integrated care coordination frameworks. These deliverables will be made available on the Digital Health Canada website upon publishing. Thank you for your participation.

LINK TO SURVEY

Read Appendix A: Key strategies that support the transition process 

APPENDIX A (PDF)


Status, Vision, and Recommendations for Canadian Home and Community Care

Description

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?

Outcome

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.