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Digital Health Enabling Integrated care

Aims: To develop a clear understanding of the role digital solutions play in the delivery of integrated care, while creating a platform for an engaged group to share knowledge around available technologies and methods as a means to further the field and enable the spread of effective digital health solutions across organisational and geographic boundaries.

Objectives: The aims of this group are aligned with critical dimensions of the digital solution life-cycle including needs assessment, development, evaluation, and implementation of digital technologies.

  • Develop a better understanding of how digital health supports integrated care, linking technology functions to activities of integrated care.
  • Share novel and innovative approaches used to design and evaluate digital technologies. For example, how to adopt co-design in an agile development environment, or adopting ethnographic approaches to evaluation.
  • Identify useful implementation frameworks and/or guidelines to support wide spread adoption of digital technologies to enable integrated care. Particular focus on sharing learning on business case development to support sustainability and spread of digital technologies
  • Develop a curated list of digital solutions that enable integrated care to enable sharing available technologies for piloting, testing, and adoption across organizational and geographic boundaries.

Activities: The SIG will establish sub-groups which will tackle each of the four objectives (Alternately, the SIG could address each aim in sequence, depending on membership and available resources):

  • Develop a better understanding of how digital health supports integrated care, linking technology functions to activities of integrated care.
  • Share novel and innovative approaches used to design and evaluate digital technologies. For example, how to adopt co-design in an agile development environment, or adopting ethnographic approaches to evaluation.
  • Identify useful implementation frameworks and/or guidelines to support wide spread adoption of digital technologies to enable integrated care. Particular focus on sharing learning on business case development to support sustainability and spread of digital technologies
  • Develop a curated list of digital solutions that enable integrated care to enable sharing available technologies for piloting, testing, and adoption across organizational and geographic boundaries.
    Get Involved: This SIG would seek to have a wide IFIC membership with representation from research and academia, health care management, front line providers, government authorities/policy makers, patients and families, as well as private industry partners. Members would have a background in the development, adoption and/or evaluation of digital health solutions in models of integrated care, and/or general interest in learning more or contributing to the topic.
  • For more information contact Carolyn Steele Gray via Carolyn.SteeleGray@sinaihealthsystem.ca

Facilitated by:

Carolyn Steele Gray

Carolyn Steele Gray is a Scientist at Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation,
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the University of Toronto. Carolyn is the Special Interest Lead for Digital Health Enabling Integrated care
Email: Carolyn.SteeleGray@sinaihealthsystem.ca