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Virtually delivered healthcare (telehealth, telemedicine) can reduce gaps in access to opioid agonist therapy (OAT) as well as wait times to initiate treatment. Barriers such as lack of transportation, in-person initiation requirements, employment demands and limited...Read More
How Health Systems can Operationalize Accreditation to Support Multiple Sites Across a Broad Geographical Area
In 2019 the Accreditation methodology within Alberta Health Services (AHS) changed to include attestation, assessing multiple standards at sites and programs, and unannounced survey visits. Using the new approach in the Central Zone, which is supported by two...Read More
The Elders Mentoring program is one of four programs within a larger initiative called the ENRICH First Nations research project. The ENRICH program represents a partnership between Maskwacis Health Services, the University of Alberta, Elders and community member...Read More
Patients and families have reported that clinic visits with their cancer care team can be very overwhelming and stressful due to large amounts of new information and the need to make decisions based on what they have been told. Research also shows that patients may...Read More
Utilizing Design Thinking, the team addressed the challenge of “How might we provide an exceptional service experience to our clients across their entire journey within our Public Health Unit?” Initial research included user satisfaction surveys (telephone and paper)...Read More
The Emergency Room Outreach (ERO) program is located within Alberta Children’s Hospital emergency department alongside the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) team. ERO is operated in partnership between Wood’s Homes and Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS foundthat...Read More
Within health care organizations, such as Alberta Health Services (AHS), gathering ‘real-time’ patient experiences about the quality, safety and timeliness of care they received, their interactions with healthcare providers and their engagement in care decisions and...Read More
The goal of this initiative was to improve palliative care service delivery among our long term care and supportive living residents by implementing a holistic End of Life Framework and Program. This initiative was identified as needed in early 2014 within Wentworth...Read More
Demand for hip and knee arthroplasties was growing annually in Alberta while care protocols and practices were highly variable. In response, Alberta Orthopaedic Society, the professional body for orthopaedic surgeons, working with Alberta Bone and Joint Health...Read More
In preparation for Accreditation 2016, the Service Excellence Team (SET) for Rehabilitation, Acquired Brain Injury, and Spinal Cord Injury in the Edmonton Zone wanted to further engage staff in learning more about the standards and ROPs. Traditionally, information and...Read More
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