New Brunswick SPOR Primary and Integrated Care Innovations Project (development grant)
The New Brunswick Community College – Centre for Applied Research in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing
SPOR stands for "Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research". The NBCC Mobile First Technology initiative (MFTi) participated in the inception and implementation of the New Brunswick SPOR Primary and Integrated Care Innovations project, one of a number of research networks funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support and carry out patient–oriented research.
CIHR, health care, patient-oriented research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research's (CIHR) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is an effort to support networks of researchers and stakeholders across the country who are developing innovative approached to patient-centred care. The NBCC Mobile First Technology initiative (MFTi) was a participant in the development of the grant proposal for the creation of the NB SPOR Network and participated in its implementation, focusing on e-health. The NB SPOR was established during 2014–2015 and has come to include 40+ academic researchers and stakeholders. This project concluded with a successful phase 2 project proposal.
As part of the SPOR Network, we envision to develop, evaluate and scale up existing and new integrated primary health care models using a variety of approaches with a specific focus on patients with complex needs. Embedded in the models will be an examination and management of patient and health care provider readiness for change. We will also include new technologies for patient self-management of chronic conditions such as web-based self management support and monitoring programs, alternative care models like group therapy and improved access to information and treatment within specific cohorts and the full scale use of Electronic Medical Records to ensure appropriate distribution of patient records. The short term objectives are to expand the membership of the Network collaborators and partners within and across sectors of care such as, education, social services, mental health, pharmacists, patients, and Canadian and foreign experts to meet the ten SPOR Network requirements and to engage in discussions with other provinces to explore the possibility of an Atlantic SPOR Network. Over the medium term the objectives are to assess the impact of existing integrated primary health care models in the provinces, to develop patient oriented interventions based on the provincial priorities and upstream innovations such as healthy aging, integrated primary health care and self-management of chronic conditions and to develop system oriented interventions based on provincial priorities such as improved access to community based integrated primary health care, urgent care and the coordination of care. The long term objectives are to create a practice based learning and research network integrating horizontal and vertical care with a rapid assessment component using administrative and new data focusing on scaling-up to improve care and reduce costs and to create primary care research capacity.
- New Brunswick SPOR Network: Primary and Integrated Community Care HTML
- Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) HTML
- Lead: Baukje Miedema - Dalhousie University Family Medicine Teaching Unit & Sociology Department, University of New Brunswick
- Bronwyn Davies Department of Health Government of New Brunswick
- Keith Wilson, MD - Horizon Health Network (New Brunswick)/Réseau de Santé Horizon (Nouveau Brunswick)
- Rima Azar - Mount Allison University (New Brunswick)
- Shelley Doucet - Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professions Research University of New Brunswick (St. John)
- Tracey Rickards - Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)
- William McIver Jr., Ph.D., NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile First Technology, New Brunswick Community College
- Job Boiten, Apotheek Buitenhove, Netherlands
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (CIHR–SPOR) program
- New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
William McIver Jr., Ph.D.
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing
Centre for Applied Research in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing
New Brunswick Community College
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