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Com-HAC 2018 Steering Committee: Stephanie Carter, Jilda Lazer, Mohamed Badsha, Rachel Solomon, Jennifer Wilkie (From Left to Right)

Read why the conference committee is excited about the potential of data and learning more at Com-HAC 2018

 

Q&A with Rachel Solomon, Executive Director of Performance Improvement, CAMH

How have you seen the use of technology advance the community sector?


Technology is one of the key elements enabling connectivity and promoting integration between the community sector and the rest of the health care system. Specifically, in primary and acute care. The net result of a truly integrated system is coordinated care and ease of access to information for both clients/patients and providers.

The community sector is on a maturity model trajectory as we speak. To date community sector providers are submitting data to a centralized business intelligence (CBI) repository in the Toronto Central LHIN, increasing participation with digital connectivity data centres such as Connecting Ontario, uploading assessment data to the Integrated Assessment Record (IAR), starting to use sophisticated decision support solutions and exploring and implementing client portals.




How will technology further support the work of integrating community care?


Technology is the most effective way for coordinating care in a seamless way. It can help distribute the accountability of care to all stakeholders and also involve the client or patient in their care in real time. Technology can expedite communication and enhance service care planning and also offers enhanced opportunities for collaboration.




How has the sector’s slow uptake held us back? And where do you see the most potential?


The playing field for the community sector is uneven when compared to the rest of the health system. This is evident now as the system and clients are demanding coordinated care between the community sector and primary care. In my view, the most potential and opportunities for success using technology is in the transitions of care.




What are you most looking forward to at Com-HAC 2018?


I’m looking forward to learning about how technology can support alignment, integration and seamless care in the community sector. The prospect of technology in the hands of clients and patients is exciting. Also, the ways we can leverage data mining and predictive analysis into planning. There are so many opportunities to advance and innovate using technology in the community.





How have you seen the use of technology advance the community sector?


Technology is one of the key elements enabling connectivity and promoting integration between the community sector and the rest of the health care system. Specifically, in primary and acute care. The net result of a truly integrated system is coordinated care and ease of access to information for both clients/patients and providers.

The community sector is on a maturity model trajectory as we speak. To date community sector providers are submitting data to a centralized business intelligence (CBI) repository in the Toronto Central LHIN, increasing participation with digital connectivity data centres such as Connecting Ontario, uploading assessment data to the Integrated Assessment Record (IAR), starting to use sophisticated decision support solutions and exploring and implementing client portals.




How will technology further support the work of integrating community care?


Technology is the most effective way for coordinating care in a seamless way. It can help distribute the accountability of care to all stakeholders and also involve the client or patient in their care in real time. Technology can expedite communication and enhance service care planning and also offers enhanced opportunities for collaboration.




How has the sector’s slow uptake held us back? And where do you see the most potential?


The playing field for the community sector is uneven when compared to the rest of the health system. This is evident now as the system and clients are demanding coordinated care between the community sector and primary care. In my view, the most potential and opportunities for success using technology is in the transitions of care.




What are you most looking forward to at Com-HAC 2018?


I’m looking forward to learning about how technology can support alignment, integration and seamless care in the community sector. The prospect of technology in the hands of clients and patients is exciting. Also, the ways we can leverage data mining and predictive analysis into planning. There are so many opportunities to advance and innovate using technology in the community.





Q&A with Mohamed Badsha, Chief Executive Officer, Reconnect Community Health Services

How have you seen the use of technology advance the community sector?


Technology is one of the key elements enabling connectivity and promoting integration between the community sector and the rest of the health care system. Specifically, in primary and acute care. The net result of a truly integrated system is coordinated care and ease of access to information for both clients/patients and providers.

The community sector is on a maturity model trajectory as we speak. To date community sector providers are submitting data to a centralized business intelligence (CBI) repository in the Toronto Central LHIN, increasing participation with digital connectivity data centres such as Connecting Ontario, uploading assessment data to the Integrated Assessment Record (IAR), starting to use sophisticated decision support solutions and exploring and implementing client portals.




How will technology further support the work of integrating community care?


Technology is the most effective way for coordinating care in a seamless way. It can help distribute the accountability of care to all stakeholders and also involve the client or patient in their care in real time. Technology can expedite communication and enhance service care planning and also offers enhanced opportunities for collaboration.




How has the sector’s slow uptake held us back? And where do you see the most potential?


The playing field for the community sector is uneven when compared to the rest of the health system. This is evident now as the system and clients are demanding coordinated care between the community sector and primary care. In my view, the most potential and opportunities for success using technology is in the transitions of care.




What are you most looking forward to at Com-HAC 2018?


I’m looking forward to learning about how technology can support alignment, integration and seamless care in the community sector. The prospect of technology in the hands of clients and patients is exciting. Also, the ways we can leverage data mining and predictive analysis into planning. There are so many opportunities to advance and innovate using technology in the community.





Com-HAC May 12th, 2020
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