Discourse / Discours - Bridging the Information Divide: Health Information Sharing in Home Care

Selena M. Santi, Stephanie Hinton, Katherine Berg, Paul Stolee

Abstract


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 (n = 22). The results were discussed at a workshop (n = 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.

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