How personalizing health systems adds value for citizens

EDITOR’S NOTE: SCAN Health is a partner of IMAGINE Citizens. It is dedicated to advancing health systems to achieve the best possible experiences and outcomes for patients through supply chain transformation.

Health systems can become more patient-centred by personalizing their structures, services and care delivery models. These changes enable citizens to be more engaged in decisions about their health and wellness.
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An appeal from someone living with dementia

Editor’s Note: Jim Mann is a person living with a diagnosis of dementia. He is a member of VOICES – a citizen committee that is an important part of the Canada-wide research program called Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC). On June 13, 2018, the whole TREC team spent at day in Edmonton. The group included researchers from across Canada, the U.S. and Sweden; policy-makers; research staff, leaders in long-term care facilities;
citizens with a diagnosis of dementia; and caregivers. The purpose of the day was to enhance the engagement of people affected by the disease in all aspects of research. Jim Mann told his story.

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Edmonton citizens connect with IMAGINE Citizens

By Stephanie Montesanti and Alexandra Harrison

On June 14, IMAGINE Citizens hosted an energetic networking event at the
Edmonton Intercultural Centre. It was an opportunity to connect with colleagues
and make new friends. About 20 participants from diverse backgrounds
joined half a dozen IMAGINE Citizens volunteers for an evening of conversation
and making connections.

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Making Connections and Building Momentum: A Calgary Networking Event

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Are you interested in what’s happening with healthcare in Alberta? At IMAGINE, we’re not only interested, but actively working to improve it.

Would you like to be part of the conversation? Your voice matters to us. IMAGINE is always looking for ways to involve more Albertans in the discussion.

We invite you to join us for an interactive information session and discussion over lunch on Saturday, April 28.

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Healthcare 101’s first module: My Healthcare System

We are thrilled to announce that Healthcare 101 soft launched on October 30th, 2017 at the Dream It, Achieve It Together -Quality and Safety Summit 2017!

Patty Wickson, Healthcare 101’s project manager, invited visitors to the Strategic Clinical Network’s™ booth at this year’s Quality and Safety Summit to view My Healthcare System on her iPad and distributed flyers and bookmarks about Healthcare 101 that she had prepared for this launch. We were pleased that senior leaders in Alberta Health Services showed interest in the module and in learning more about our concept. Keep reading →

Healthcare 101

Last year, IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health and our partners saw a need to build an introduction course for Albertans to help us all to understand our complex healthcare system. Healthcare 101 aims to help Albertans experience healthcare in a more positive way. Keep reading →