2017 visionary finalist: University Health Network (UHN): Discharge Summary Program

Our innovation is

“data-driven, collaborative, sustainable”

Dr. Charlie Chan, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, UHN

 

Company
University Health Network (UHN)

Finalists category
The visionary

Industry
Healthcare

Region
Ontario

What problem is the innovation trying to solve?

“To support safer and timelier patient care transitions from UHN hospitals to subsequent care providers, and reduce hospital readmissions, the Discharge Summary Program focused on improving clinical practice standards, and the quality, timeliness of completion and delivery of hospital discharge documentation to patients and care providers.”

Dr. Charlie Chan, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, UHN
The innovation

“Collaborating with patients, family physicians, and clinicians, the program created a community of learners and targeted quality improvements to accelerate sustainable and scalable change, and outcomes supported by best practice, education, and technology. This has ensured safer care transitions for over 35,000 UHN patients discharged annually.”

Dr. Charlie Chan, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, UHN
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