Reports

The Change Foundation’s Journey into the World of Patient Experience

In The Change Foundation’s Journey Into the World of Patient Experience, CEO Cathy Fooks provides high-level reflections on our  2010–2013 strategic journey, focusing on the lived experiences of patients and caregivers to drive system change. She says, “We decided we’d better listen to patients – maybe it would change how we saw the world of Ontario More >

Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Homecare Study

How safe is health care in the home in Canada? The Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study (June 2013) goes a long way in answering this question, by revealing that up to 130,000 Canadians receiving home care experience an adverse event — with more than half of these incidents deemed “preventable”. The report More >

Foundation Partners & Reflects on Ground Breaking Home Care Safety Study

How safe is health care in the home in Canada? The Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study (June 2013) goes a long way in answering this question, by revealing that up to 130,000 Canadians receiving home care experience an adverse event — with more than half of these incidents deemed “preventable”. The report More >

Healthcare Reform in The NHS England: More Lessons For Ontario

Two years of complex, politically charged bargaining led to the passage of healthcare reform legislation in 2012 that promised to transform England’s National Health Service (NHS). This report – the third in our series comparing health system reform in England and Ontario – describes the journey to enacting England’s Health and Social Care Act 2012 More >

Winning Conditions to Improve Patient Care

In Winning Conditions to Improve Patient Experiences: Integrated Healthcare in Ontario, The Change Foundation counsels the government to concentrate first on connecting and coordinating health services — the key to better healthcare experiences and lower costs.  The advice is relevant to the Drummond Commission’s review of public services, the pending legislative look at Ontario’s LHINs, More >

Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers

One of four technical reports by research consultant Patricia Baranek for The Change Foundation about integration of care from the perspectives of home and community care providers in Ontario. The technical reports provide detailed analysis of the survey responses used to develop our 2011 report, Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers. This More >

The Storyboard

In The Storyboard, The Change Foundation explains how we have narrowed our patient focus to seniors with chronic health conditions and their family and friend caregivers. This work led to our search for a coalition of providers, patients and caregivers in one community/region in Ontario committed to working differently – to co-design improvements that span More >

Because This is the Rainy Day

“The comfort of home is the best gift we could give them as their children…. It’s not because we’re wealthy but rather because this is the rainy day.” – A daughter speaking about her frail, elderly parents  Can we provide good care at home for seniors with chronic health conditions? If so, at what cost? And to More >

Integration of Care: Perspectives of Personal Support Workers

One of four technical reports by research consultant Patricia Baranek for The Change Foundation about integration of care from the perspectives of home and community care providers in Ontario. The technical reports provide detailed analysis of the survey responses used to develop our 2011 report, Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers.  This More >

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