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Health Care Equity Audits (HCEA)
According to the WHO, health equity “implies that all people can reach their full health potential and should not be disadvantaged from attaining it because of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, social class, socioeconomic status or other socially...Read More
Gettin’ Healthy Springhill
Gettin' Healthy Springhill is about improving community food security and health in Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Springhill has consistently low socio-economic scores compared to other area of the province when variables such as low income, education,...Read More
An Electronic Data Management System for Management of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) represents a considerable burden to our health care system requiring life-long treatments and complex care. Nova Scotia has some of the highest rates of IBD in Canada; with a large majority of patients being managed by the Division of...Read More
Frailty Assessment for Care Planning Tool (FACT)
Complex medical treatments that work well for healthier individuals almost certainly have less benefit for those who are vulnerable to the adverse effects of medical and surgical treatments due to frailty, with fewer years of life to experience treatment benefit if it...Read More
Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit – Medicine
The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) was developed to improve care to older hospitalized patients. The ACE unit is a unique and specialized General Internal Medicine Unit (GIM) recognizing the needs of acutely ill older patients and...Read More
Lakeridge Health Tracer Team: Promoting Sustainability in Meeting Standards through Ongoing Tracers
While several organizations make it a practice to train or develop a Tracer Team prior to an accreditation survey visit, sustainability is always a challenge. Momentum is lost and tracers cease. Lakeridge Health is unique in that we approached our initial training...Read More
Our clients gave us the information about their need for a pleasurable dining experience through resident surveys. They indicated that at times they felt rushed and it was often noisy in the dining room. Quality Dining is a practice that is creative in that it ensures...Read More
Clinical Prevention Centre
The Clinical Prevention Centre (CPC) aims to promote access to preventive services to adults aged 18 to 60 who have registered with the access program for clients without a family doctor, and who do not have a medical diagnosis or recurring symptoms requiring ongoing...Read More
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program to Improve Surgical Outcomes
There is growing evidence that patient recovery from surgery can be enhanced through pre and perioperative interventions. However, one of the challenges in translating knowledge into practice is turning paper-based recommendations into actions. Even when practitioners...Read More
Team Admission, In-patient Psychiatry, Mental Health
The acute care in-patient psychiatry unit of the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) changed the patient admission process from individual professional assessment interviews with the patient over the course of several days to one team interview. This was an initiative...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years.
A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge-sharing resource and serves to recognize innovative practices that have been submitted and have undergone a review by peer reviewers. Leading Practices are shared with the public, policymakers and organizations who are interested in improving and making real quality and health system changes.
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