Simon Fraser University, Canada
Title: Connected Care: Bring together a network of healthcare providers and partners to improve health outcomes
Biography: Dan Levitt
An integrated health care system across the continuum of care enables multiple technology platforms and software applications to be connected, communicate, and exchange data. Information exchanged includes orders, therapy documentation, pre-move in data, and census information as well as continuity of care documents using clinical document architecture specifications. An enabling health integration solution brings together a network of healthcare providers and partners to ensure the right information at the right time to make the best care giving decisions for seniors. Implementing innovative delivery systems improves quality, safety, lower costs and enhances health outcomes. The investments focus on improving care delivery systems such as medication management: multi-dose pouch packaging, bar code scanning at point-of-care, optical verification technology, dose level inventory management, and verification of medication pass completion. The person-centric care system is supported by a team of professionals, physicians, nurses, frail elders and their families to manage complex medication therapies. With the growing complexity of seniors care, a highly specialized clinical management services manages risks and improves outcomes.