The issue of long wait times for specialist care is one of the most significant problems facing healthcare in Canada. To help address this issue and to enhance primary care access to specialist consultations, the Connected Medicine collaborative was created.
Connected Medicine is inviting healthcare delivery organizations to participate in a 15-month quality improvement collaborative focused on implementing two leading Canadian innovations, Champlain BASE™ eConsult Service (BASE™) and Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE™). These two innovations have demonstrably improved primary health care access to specialist consultation.
Champlain BASE™ eConsult Service (BASE™) is a secure web-based eConsult service launched within the Champlain Local Health Integration Network in Ontario, and Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE™), a telephone advice line launched at Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health.
The Call for Applications is now open and accepting submissions to participate in the 15-month quality improvement collaborative until May 4, 2017 (midnight Eastern Time).
About Connected Medicine Collaborative
The Connected Medicine collaborative was formed to address the issue of long wait times for specialist care in Canada. This collaborative is a partnership between Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (The Royal College).