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CHCA on the Issues - ICT

Technology-Enabled Home Care

Supporting independence and improving health outcomes in the home setting
November 2015

There is increasing research evidence that shows the potential of technological innovation in accelerating the quality and efficiency of care. According to the World Health Organization (2011), the use of technologies to support the achievement of health objectives has the potential to transform health service delivery across the globe. As technology has become an integral part of our lives, so too can it have significant impact on our health and social care systems.

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 Technology Enabled Home Care



Information Communication Technology in Home Care 

Final Report (March 2008)

This report is a summation of the observations and findings arising from the project undertaken by the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) in partnership with Canada Health Infoway in order to better understand the potential of and readiness for Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the home care sector across Canada. The final report contains nine recommendations that arose from the cross-Canada consultations and discussions involving hundreds of home care leaders. 


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Stakeholder Survey Findings (January 2008)
As part of Phase I of the project, an electronic survey was conducted to compile a current snapshot of technology in home care in Canada. The survey was posted on the CHCA website from August 13th until October 19th, 2007.  A total of 86 responses were received, and of those who disclosed their contact information, there was representation from eight provinces and one territory.

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Expert Roundtable (September 2007)
The invitational roundtable will provide a forum for experts from across Canada to share experiences and discuss the opportunities and challenges of technology in the home and community care sector as it relates to direct patient care, clinical decision support, data collection and information sharing and systems planning.

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Project Summary (June 2007)
Project Objectives / Project Approach / Specific Project Activities / Timeline

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Project Launch (June 2007)

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