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InfoRehab transitions

The third project in the InfoRehab program of research follows patients with hip fracture as they transition from one care setting to another. We examined the info sharing culture surrounding these transitions, including the use of, need for, and exchange of health information. This research identified how information systems can better meet the needs of patients, and also benefited information system development in other parts of the health system.

Primary aim of project

  • Explore the culture and context of information need, use and transfer before, during, and after health care setting transitions across the continuum of care from the perspective of patients (with a focus on older persons with hip fracture), their families, and health care providers; and
  • Address important information gaps relevant to MSK rehabilitation, through application of advanced statistical techniques to large databases with comprehensive health information on clients in home care, complex continuing care, and long-term care.

Investigators

  • Dr. Katherine Berg : Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Kerry Byrne: Sociology, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Christine Ceci: Nursing, University of Alberta Ontario
  • Dr. Bert Chesworth: Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Richard Cook : Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Ann Cranney : Rheumatology/Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Claire-Jehanne Dubouloz : Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Mary Egan :Occupational Therapy, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Dorothy Forbes : Nursing, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. John Hirdes :Health Studies & Gerontology, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. David Hogan :Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Susan Jaglal : Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Jeff Poss : Health Studies & Gerontology, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Joan Sims-Gould : Sociology, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Paul Stolee : Health Studies & Gerontology, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Jennie Wells :Geriatric Medicine, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Mu Zhu : Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

Collaborators

  • Marcia Carr : Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nancy Cox : Chef d'administration, readaptation geriatrique, Centre de sante et de services sociaux Cavendish
  • Janet Craik : Director of Professional Practice, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Flora Dell :Consumer Advocate
  • Ian Joiner : Manager, Rehabilitation & Mental Health, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Valerie MacDonald : Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Rob Mackenzie : Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Corinne Schalm : Vice President, Shepherds Care (Long Term Care)
  • Dr. Sharon Straus : Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Kim Voelker : Senior Director, Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre
  • Vicki Wong : Project Manager, Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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