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The Diagnostic Services Improvement Project uses three interventions targeting physicians ordering practices: Distribution of information on the cost of testing; evidence-based test ordering guidelines; and test ordering data for the top 50 per cent of ordering...Read More
The Cardiac Sciences Program in Winnipeg created a new role for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) as an innovative strategy to bridge the gap in care for cardiac surgery patients transitioning from the hospital to the community. NPs advanced education and skills enable them...Read More
The Assiniboine Regional Health Authority (ARHA) is a large geographic region with numerous sites and programs. The organization has implemented an e-Learning web-based program that allows staff Internet access to all types of education opportunities and communication...Read More
The Covenant Health Mission Discernment Tool © 2009 is a reflective decision-making tool. It has a set of clear triggers to ensure proportionate attention is given to the critical issues that face an organization where values such as compassion and stewardship...Read More
A recommendation issued by a group of internal or external experts to the organization is an informational asset that needs to be taken into account as part of a continuous quality improvement process. The “monitoring” stage is often the most neglected...Read More
The objective of the hemodialysis exercise program is primarily to maintain or improve the patient’s functional independence in activities of daily living, as well as the patient’s quality of life. The main exercises offered for hemodialysis patients are...Read More
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) changed the governance structure for pharmacy services and integrated pharmacy staff from multiple acute and long-term care facilities into a single team under the direct authority of the WRHA Pharmacy Program. The...Read More
The Dial 4 Dinner Room Service model has had a positive impact on patients. Giving patients the control to eat what they want, when they want it, is the concept behind Dial 4 Dinner. Patient satisfaction has improved from 80 to 89 per cent, and food waste has...Read More
The Seniors Rapid Assessment Service is a unique partnership with the Emergency Department and demonstrates a change in approach to health care. Instead of being reactive, the service aims to be proactive in the delivery of service. While at times it is difficult to...Read More
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has created a collaborative, multi-facility pharmacy approach to manage medication supply chain issues such as backorders, shortfalls, and critical drug shortages. Despite having different infrastructures at various...Read More
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