Forums and Symposiums

2017 FORUM on “PERSON-CENTRED CARE: WHAT MATTERS TO ALBERTANS” – HELD MARCH 6, 2017

Background:

The Methods Hub hosted the 2017 Forum on “Person-Centred Care: What Matters to Albertans” in collaboration with the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, at the University of Calgary. The ultimate goal of this forum was  learn about what is happening in Alberta to move Person-Centred Care forward, provide opportunities to develop meaningful connections between over 100 healthcare providers, patients, community members, and researchers, and to begin a conversation about how we can work collaboratively together towards Person-Centred Care, and ensure that healthcare in Alberta reflects what matters most to Albertans.

The forum objectives included:

  1. Learning about Person-Centred Care initiatives in Alberta, from Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, and Mr. Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Ministry of Alberta Health’s Innovation and Stakeholder Relations Division
  2. Hearing from patients, family members, and members from various ethno-cultural community members about their experience engaging in Person-Centred Care activities and research
  3. Sharing the findings from a study on “Developing Person-Centred Quality Indicators,” where we heard from diverse Albertans on ‘what matters to them,’ with respect to their care

The afternoon session involved round table discussions that continued conversations started in the morning and creating action plans that will help the healthcare system take meaningful steps towards becoming more person-centred. These round table discussions engaged 50 healthcare providers, researchers, patients and members of various ethno-cultural communities.

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2016 INFORMATICS DAY: EMR DATA SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM – HELD MAY 30, 2016

Background:

Clinical data represents a large, rapidly growing, and partially unstructured resource residing in multiple locations including lab data and diagnostic imaging systems, physician notes, electronic medical records (EMRs), physician and insurance claims, pharmaceutical data and financial systems. Healthcare organizations have the opportunity to leverage data to improve the care of patients. The need for a data-driven healthcare organization as a new paradigm is important to determine quality metrics, data source integration, and data security management.

The O’Brien Institute for Public Health  and the Methods Hub hosted a symposium at the University of Calgary, with the support from Alberta Innovates that engaged 140 international experts, key stakeholders and the health research community from the different Universities in Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) experts & Stanford researchers to share knowledge on international and provincial experiences regarding using health informatics to get meaningful variables from health data while providing a platform for discussion and collaborations.

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2015 FORUM on “MEASURING PATIENT-CENTRED CARE: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES” – HELD OCTOBER 19, 2015

Background:

Over 120 attendees participated in the “Measuring Patient-Centred Care: International Experiences” forum in 2015, which was supported by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and the Svare Chair for Health Economics, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.  The forum engaged a variety of stakeholders in healthcare quality, including: healthcare managers, patients, researchers, and knowledge users.  This forum was a follow up from an event organized in 2014, which focused on measuring Patient-Centred Care to advance the standardization, implementation and integration of Patient-Reported Outcome and Experience Measures in Canada. The forum in 2015 provided an opportunity for stakeholders to re-visit these discussions from 2014, and discuss how experiences from measuring Patient-Centred Care in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands might be applied to efforts in advancing Patient-Centred Care measurement in Canada.  The 2015 forum also provided opportunities to develop international collaborations for future research, including collaborations between the University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Oxford University and the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom, as well as Maastrict University and the Emma Children’s Hospital of the Academic Medical Centre, in the Netherlands.

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2014 PROMS & PREMS FORUM – HELD NOVEMBER 27 & 28, 2014

Background:

Patient-centred care is defined by the Institute of Medicine as “providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions”[1]. How can we measure patient-centred care? Traditionally healthcare systems have been mainly monitored from physician perspectives. The measures from patient perspectives have not been routinely integrated into the evaluation of healthcare system performance.

Patient-reported outcome and experience measures (PROMs and PREMs) facilitate patient-centric measurements of health outcomes and quality of care. PROMs and PREMs are validated questionnaires that place the values and perspectives of the patient at the center. While PROMs are concerned with the outcomes of a patient’s health condition or disability, PREMs are concerned with their experiences with healthcare delivery.

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