Connect Care welcomes input from IMAGINE Citizens

by Leslie Ayre-Jaschke Connect Care is a new clinical information system being designed to link Alberta Health Services facilities, programs and services. Learn more about this collaborative effort being launched in the fall of 2019.    

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.

Alberta invests 400 M in Clinical Information System

Have you ever been frustrated when a doctor you were seeing didn’t seem to have all the information he/she needed about your history? The Alberta government has committed $400 million over four years towards a new AHS Provincial Clinical Information System (CIS). Currently, patient health information is stored in more than 1,800 disconnected systems across […]

Using the H-CAHPS survey to ‘measure’ hospital inpatient experience in Alberta

IMAGINE is committed to working with our health system partners towards improved patient experience and outcomes. It is important for us to understand what strategies are currently being used in Alberta to assess patient experience. We recently learned more about the H-CAHPS Survey that Alberta Health Services (AHS) is currently using to assess hospital inpatient […]

Ask the Locals! Spotlight on collaboration and success in Wainwright, Alberta

On November 9, 2015, the Edmonton Journal published an opinion piece called Heed the locals on land issues. The piece prompted Shirley Witholt, a life-long Wainwright resident who has recently moved to Edmonton, to reflect on her journey with community level advocacy and leadership in continuing care. Yes, ask the locals!  Since we formed our […]

IMAGINE responds to AHS’ Patient First Strategy

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has released a document titled the Patient First Strategy, which identifies priority actions needed to further embed the principles of patient- and family-centred care in a consistent and standardized way throughout the organization.