Healthcare 101 Project

Volunteer Opportunities: Healthcare 101 Background: This primer in Alberta’s health-care system began as a concept in late 2015. The first of four modules – Healthcare Basics for Albertans – will be launched this spring on MyHealth Alberta. IMAGINE is seeking people to explore this information further, either through web or in-person discussions, or who can […]

Co-design Opportunity with Re-able

CO-DESIGN OPPORTUNITY Concepting workshop for a wearable device to support and track stroke survivor activity. RE-ABLE’S MISSION Support and motivate the long-term recovery of stroke survivors through engaging in physical activity. Learn more on Re-able’s website DESCRIPTION Goal Co-create features wearables activity monitor, based on stroke recovery goals What will you be doing? Half-day, on-site workshop […]

Co-design Opportunity with Uppercut & lab testing service

CO-DESIGN OPPORTUNITY Usability testing for a lab testing service prototype. UPPERCUT’S MISSION We are a results-driven digital product design and development studio passionate about healthcare. Learn more on Uppercut’s website. DESCRIPTION Goal Evaluate feedback on a prototype of a lab testing service. What will you be doing? Participants will be asked to complete specific tasks […]

Co-design Opportunity with Uppercut & ultrasounds

CO-DESIGN OPPORTUNITY Insight into women’s ultrasound experiences. UPPERCUT’S MISSION We are a results-driven digital product design and development studio passionate about healthcare. Learn more on Uppercut’s website. DESCRIPTION Goal Learn about women’s current behaviours after an ultrasound. What will you be doing? Interview with participant following a pregnancy ultrasound appointment to understand their experiences. What […]

Co-Design Opportunity with HAnalytics Solutions

CO-DESIGN OPPORTUNITY User feedback to the design of a Patient health analytical mobile application HANALYTICS SOLUTIONS’ MISSION “We’re here to make patient treatments more effective so they can get back to enjoying what’s important to them” Our application allows a person to track and connect treatment plans, improve patient health awareness, and provide your practitioner […]

Co-design Opportunity with Mikata Health

CO-DESIGN OPPORTUNITY Concepting workshop for chat app to manage concerns and appointments MIKATA HEALTH’S MISSION Transform the experience of going to the doctor with tools that help clinics streamline their day and focus on patients. Learn more on Mikata Health’s website. DESCRIPTION Goal Co-create features for chat-based app (based on predefined use cases) What will you […]

Citizens for Digital Health

IMAGINE is excited to launch a new project called Citizens for Digital Health. Through this initiative, we will connect citizens with digital health innovators. Canada Health Infoway defines digital health as: “the use of information technology/electronic communication tools, services and processes to deliver health care services or to facilitate better health.”

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 […]

Brightsquid Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity Co-design Opportunity with BrightSquid How can our app help you access primary care? Background Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp helps healthcare practitioners share patient information more quickly and easily. Using our system clinics can include patients in all conversations about their health while also answering patient questions and concerns without requiring an office visit or […]

Mikata Health Opportunity

Co-design with Mikata Health How can our app help you access primary care? Background Mikata Health is designing a mobile app that makes it quick and convenient to schedule an appointment and share information with your primary care doctor. We’re looking for patients to take a look at some early prototypes and give us feedback. […]

Grants & Revenue Generation Task Team

Volunteer Opportunity: Grants & Revenue Generation Task Team Background: As a volunteer driven initiative, IMAGINE must seek and secure revenue from different sources to help fund our ongoing work. The grants and revenue generation task team will work together to: Identify potential sources of grant funding and other revenue for IMAGINE. Develop proposals to apply for […]

Communications Working Group

Volunteer Opportunity: Communications Working Group Background: As a volunteer driven initiative, many of IMAGINE’s primary functions are provided by volunteers. Communication is a very important part of our work as we are seeking to grow our membership and share key messages about our work and its impact throughout Alberta and beyond. The Communications Working Group […]

e-Health Task Team

Volunteer Opportunity: e-Health Task Team Member Background: IMAGINE is crafting a strategy to help citizens engage in the discussions and activities in the province related to patient access to and involvement in creating and using their own health records. Experience and/or Eligibility: A keen interest in your own health information, how it is created, where it […]

“Focusing on Success”: Primary Healthcare Results Path

Volunteer Opportunity: “Focusing on Success”: Primary Healthcare Results Path    Background: This is a small team that helps IMAGINE stay focused and specific about what we are trying to accomplish and assess progress towards our goals related to the patient/citizen experience of health care. During a workshop in the summer of 2016 preliminary work was […]

Administrative Support

Volunteer Opportunity:   Administrative Support Background: As a volunteer driven initiative, many of IMAGINE’s primary functions are provided by volunteers. Administrative support is key to helping us stay organized and focused as we seek to grow our membership and share key messages about our work and its impact throughout Alberta and beyond. We are looking […]

Volunteer Engagement Team

IMAGINE is looking for individuals interested in being citizen leaders for the Volunteer Engagement Working Group. Volunteers Required – 6 to 8 Organization IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health Need We are seeking six to eight people to help us reach out to potential volunteers. We need volunteers in: Communication: 2 to 3 volunteers to coordinate information-sharing […]

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.

HQCA Launches new online interactive tool

IMAGINE is committed to gathering information and experiences from a variety of sources and sharing that information with Albertans so we can all make informed decisions. Shared knowledge leads to improved patient experience and outcomes and helps us be active partners in our own care. This week the Health Quality Council of Alberta launched the FOCUS […]

A People-Centred Alberta Healthcare System

The World Health Organization has defined people-centred care as: “an approach to care that consciously adopts the perspectives of individuals, caregivers, families and communities as participants in, and beneficiaries of, trusted health systems that are organized around the comprehensive needs of people rather than individual diseases.” So what does this mean to Albertans? What is […]

The Better Together campaign’s first anniversary!

A policy that could revolutionize the relationship between healthcare providers, patients and family members is taking hold in Canada. The results have come not from a treatment or technology but from an important administrative change: adopting family presence policies.