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CIHR/Infoway Webinar on Innovative eHealth Research

December 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Infoway’s BE Collaboration Network for the first half of a two-part webinar series featuring projects from CIHR’s eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP) on youth mental health, home health monitoring, and supporting seniors with complex needs.

Introductions from CIHR’s eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP)

Rick Glazier, Scientific Director, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Jane Rylett, Scientific Director, Institute of Aging, CIHR

A quality of life assessment and practice support system for older adults living at home with chronic illness and their families

Rick Sawatzky, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes, Trinity Western University, Kara Schick-Makaroff, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Bruce Forde, CEO, Cambian

Quality of life (QOL) assessment instruments, including patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs), are increasingly being promoted as a means for enhancing person-centered care. However, their integration into care for older adults who are living at home with chronic illness, and their family caregivers, has been inconsistent. This presentation will focus on lessons learned from a research initiative on the user-centred design and use of an electronic Quality of Life and Practice Support System (QPSS).


Kendall Ho, Helen Novak Lauscher, Jennifer Cordeiro, UBC Digital Emergency Medicine

TEC4Home Heart Failure is a randomized controlled trial studying how home health monitoring can support the transition of care from hospital to home. The goal of TEC4Home is to reduce the number of 90-day emergency department revisits and readmissions, and increase the quality of life for patients with Heart Failure. The 4-year research project is currently recruiting participants from 20 hospital sites across 4 Health Authorities in BC. This presentation will discuss the collaborative approach and practical considerations undertaken while implementing this multi-centre, cross Health Authority real-world trial. The discussion will touch on items such as selecting the step-wedge research design; incorporating results from the feasibility study; integrating patient partners; building distributed research capacity; engaging sites in change management; and adapting and aligning to changing priorities and needs.

To reserve your space for the webinar, please register here!

Health research in the heart of Vancouver