Facility-based care?

Alberta Health is conducting a review that focuses on supportive living and long-term care in Alberta. The goal of this initiative is to improve “the lives of continuing care residents and their families, resident care outcomes, the satisfaction and quality of work environment of staff, and the cost effectiveness of facility-based continuing care service delivery.” Included as part of the review are the thoughts and input of Albertans regarding the future of facility-based continuing care in the province. Click here to share your ideas about this important issue.

This Just Out!

Registration for Quality Summit 2018 will begin on June 27th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. MT. Given the popularity of this event and the limited spots available, you will want to register as quickly as possible. Click here to find out more.

Better Healthcare for Albertans

Late last week, the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta released a report on integrated healthcare in Alberta. The report, entitled “Better Healthcare for Albertans,” raises many important issues as well as highlights some important work being done, including by the Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs). If you have not already read the report, you may wish to do so.

Get Involved – Discussion Groups

Do you reside in Alberta? Have you or a person whom you are a caregiver for been diagnosed with sleep apnea? If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, here is an opportunity you may find of interest.

The Sleep Disorders Working Group of the AHS Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (RHSCNTM) in conjunction with the University of Calgary and University of Alberta, will be hosting discussion groups for sleep disordered breathing (SDB). The purpose of these discussions is to develop a model of care that will improve the way patients with SDB receive care.

To obtain more information about how you can participate in these discussion groups, please email respiratoryhealth.scn@ahs.ca, call 1-866-668-8308 or click on the following links to view the associated posters.

What is QI?

The use of acronyms and abbreviations is common in many areas, including healthcare. One acronym often found in written material and heard in conversations is QI. However, what does QI mean? Health Quality Ontario created the following video that highlights the key points of the QI – Quality Improvement – as it relates to healthcare. More specifically, what does QI mean in healthcare and why should we care about it? If you have not seen the video, you may wish to do so.