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Podcast Episode: Driving and Accelerating a ‘One System’ Response

Podcast Series: Care During and Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis

Presenters: Jodeme Goldhar, Walter P. Wodchis, Stacey Daub, Rebecca Stoller, Dave Pearson, Bob Borden, Anne Wojtak, Tia Pham, Leo Lewis, Philliz Goh

High performing health and social care systems provide exceptional care, quality and experiences for patients, caregivers and providers. Pivotal to this, is how we work across health and social care as one team. The need for integrated care is a global priority and is poised to address fragmentation and accelerate the improvements that are needed. During a global pandemic, the need to work as an integrated system is even more pressing and gives us an opportunity to pause, reflect and respond.

In situations where systems are subjected to unprecedented pressure, organizations and sectors may respond from the lens of what can their individual organization or sector do, rather than responding as a cohesive and interconnected system.

Organizations that have embraced collaborative models of response and care and were already working to advance integration pre-pandemic appear to be more effective in responding as one connected team and community.

This podcast will profile Canadian and international examples that demonstrate what teams have leveraged and accelerated in order to respond to COVID-19 as one connected team and community.

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