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Advisor, Communication of Patient Information Between Care Providers

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from Kamloops and surrounding area

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Patient information-sharing between physician clinics and staff at Royal Inland Hospital can optimize patient care! Patient partners are invited to take part in up to four meetings between October 2018 and January 2019 to share what matters to them based on experiences related to the sharing of patient information.

Open to: Patient partners from Kamloops and surrounding area

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health, Primary and Community Care

Aim

Interior Health staff and physicians are committed to maintaining a high quality of care standard. Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and the desire to have access to patient information is critical to provide quality and safe care. More and more this information is provided through utilization of a variety of different electronic medical records. With privacy and confidentiality of patient information being of utmost importance, access to different electronic medical records may be challenging. The patient partners will participate in sharing their experiences related to their medical information being available or shared. Patients will highlight what their understanding is around how medical information is captured and what matters to them to improve the transfer of information back and forth between providers in community and within acute care.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Eligibility

  • Comfortable with sharing your story
  • Ability to articulate what is important to you as a patient receiving care
  • Have a desire to provide input aimed to improve healthcare
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in partnership
  • Be respectful and open to perspectives of other people

Logistics

Number of vacancies: 2 Location: To be determined but within Royal Inland Hospital or close proximity Date: Project will run from October 2018 - January 2019 with specific dates to be determined Frequency: There will be 2 - 4 meetings, each 1 - 2 hours in duration

Reimbursement

Pre-approved expenses related to transportation and meals will be reimbursed as per Interior Health policy.

Background

Quality improvement initiatives and work drive the desire to aspire toward excellence. This opportunity has come about as a result of Interior Health staff and physicians' continued motivation to improve safety and patient care specifically as this relates to communication pathways. This project is targeting information related to medication, care planning, advance care planning and medical orders for scope of treatment (MOST). There will be one physician and one transformation lead involved in this project and will involve others for consultation and advice as this relates to communication pathways. Patient partners will be an invaluable contributor to assist in the consultation process.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

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