2017-2019 Annual Research Themes

Using eConsult to improve access to Specialty Care

Location: University of Toronto BRIGHT

Research Award Amount: $0

Description

The Champlain BASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) eConsult service is a secure online platform connecting primary care providers and specialists. This study will focus on what the current primary care providers’ (PCPs’) perspectives are on the uptake, current practices, and benefits of integrating Champlain BASE eConsultation system into practice.

Current Status

  • Coordinating data collection with partner

Research Partners

  • Champlain BASE™ eConsult

Improving access to mental health and addiction services in Calgary

Location: University of Calgary BRIGHT

Research Award Amount: $0

Description

The AHS Health Plan and Business Plan is a public accountability document highlighting the goals, standards and responsibilities to be met by the provincial healthcare system between 2017 and 2020. These include patient experiences, population health outcomes, safety, and healthcare finances. Specifically, we will be focusing on GOAL 1: Part 4, which targets the improvement of access to community addiction and mental health services for adults, children and families.

Current Status

  • Writing first draft of Report
  • Attempting to gather more survey respondents

Research Partners

  • University of Calgary

Review of NHS "Five Years Forward Plan"

Location: Oxford University BRIGHT

Research Award Amount: $0

Description

The NHS represents a valuable model to understand how to accelerate translational research and uptake of high-impact innovations for patients. Through ad hoc support for innovators and international partnerships, NHS expedites adoption and spread of high-impact innovations, thus enabling effective public delivery. These approaches allow a rapid and effective transfer of basic science to the clinic. The NHS “Five Years Forward Plan” laid out strategic approaches for innovation development and BRIGHT Oxford team identified four core areas of focus: innovation acceleration, clinical trials data mining accessibility, patient empowerment and experience, tailored models of care adoption. We conducted a comprehensive review of accessible data to evaluate outcomes, success and shortcomings of such key points. Our results are further illustrated with representative case studies.

Current Status

  • Completed public presentation for research results at Oxford University Scientific Society
  • Drafting research report for publication and BRIGHT research report

Research Partners

  • Oxford University Scientific Society

BRIGHT Blogs

Location: University of Toronto

Research Award Amount: $0

Description

BRIGHT Blogs serves as a platform to present topics on translational research in a way that is accessible to everyone. These personal stories highlight the value of propelling scientific innovation into clinical application, which is the guiding principle of BRIGHT. We hope to transform the abstract idea of translational research into something tangible so more people can be inspired by it.

Current Status

  • 4 blogs posted on website
  • 2 interviews conducted with members of Public Health Ontario (PHO)

Research Partners

  • Public Health Ontario