InfoRehab is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded program of research comprised of team members that span the country. The team is diversified across professions, disciplines, and sectors with the shared vision of enhancing musculoskeletal (MSK) rehabilitation through more effective use of health information.
InfoRehab researchers works with health care administrators and clinicians to improve the understanding and use of health information for rehabilitation clients. In a similar vein, we hope to explore the culture and context of information need, use, and transfer before, during, and after transitions across the continuum of care from the perspective of hip fracture patients.
Goals of the project
- Enhance understanding and use of health information for rehabilitation clients.
- Examine the employment of advanced statistical techniques to answer important questions using large existing databases containing comprehensive health information on rehabilitation clients in a number of settings.
- Realize the potential of information systems in other parts of the health system.
Focus questions of the InfoRehab research team
- How can clinicians make better use of data collected through the interRAI/MDS assessment systems to target rehabilitation services to those patients most likely to benefit?
- What are the barriers and facilitators of more effective use of health information in planning and providing care for rehabilitation patients?
- What are the risk factors for poor outcomes for MSK patients?
- How can we improve the exchange of health information by health care providers, MSK patients, and caregivers, at critical points of transfer between health care settings?