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The Health Innovation Fund and The Integrated Chronic Disease Health Network

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 21/02/2009

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The provincial Government of British Columbia is providing funding for innovative health services designed to care for people living with multiple chronic conditions in the Fraser Health region, through The Health Innovation Fund.

Fragility, pluripathology/polipathology and/or complex chronic diseases

Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Creates healthy environments , Promotes health and wellbeing in schools and early years , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention , Focuses on social inequalities
Goals Detection:
Advances public education on the importance of early detection , Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices , Provides registries and patients contact systems , Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures
Goals Treatment:
Promotes electronic health information systems to improve the quality of care , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients , It facilitates the management by processes , Promotes the training of health professionals , Promotes the appropriate use of medicines , Ensures the best quality of health services , Improving access to health services across the entire spectrum, from prevention to treatment , Provides support health policies to facilitate the planning and integration at locally and regionally , Develop basic elements for an integrated health system , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services
Goals self-management:
Allows home care , Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Refocuses the health system to support self-management

This initiative will benefit all of Fraser Health through the implementation of practices such as The Integrated Chronic Disease Health Network, one of several projects funded. The new service model will provide focused, streamlined care to prevent chronic disease and treat people in Fraser Health living with two or more chronic illnesses. IHN team members – primary health-care nurses, social workers, dieticians and medical office assistants – will work closely with family physicians in the three communities to identify patients who meet the IHN criteria. The teams will then initiate face-to-face meetings in doctors’ offices, linking patients with appropriate care.




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