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Open Access Bridging the Information Divide: Health Information Sharing in Home Care Combler le fossé :

l'échange d'information sur les soins à domicile

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As in many health sectors, in home care there have been significant investments made in electronic health information systems (EHIS) and accompanying standardized assessment instruments. While the potential of these systems to enhance the quality of care has been recognized, it has yet to be fully realized in Canadian home care settings. Data on EHIS barriers and facilitators were collected using a survey ( = 22). The results were discussed at a workshop ( = 30) and a "world café" session was held to consider strategies and interventions for improving health information exchange, with a focus on home care rehabilitation.

Comme dans bon nombre de secteurs de la santé, des sommes importantes ont été investies dans les soins à domicile dans le but d'implanter des systèmes électroniques d'information sur la santé (SEIS) ainsi que les instruments d'évaluation normalisés qui s'y rattachent. Même si l'on reconnaît que ces systèmes offrent la possibilité d'améliorer la qualité des soins, leur adoption dans le secteur des soins à domicile au Canada est loin d'être achevée. Notre enquête visait à recueillir des données sur les facteurs qui font obstacle ou facilitent l'implantation des SEIS (n = 22). Les résultats ont été analysés dans le cadre d'un atelier (n = 30); de plus, une séance « World Café » a été menée pour envisager les stratégies et les interventions susceptibles d'améliorer l'échange de renseignements, notamment en ce qui touche les soins de réadaptation à domicile.


Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: March 1, 2013

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