Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Health Links - self-advocacy

Another good idea in healthcare, which is similar to the Alzheimer Society's First Link program.  It is still not as good as the true Patient Advocate or Patient Navigator, who works for the patient, not the healthcare system.

Alberta Health Links

MyHealth.Alberta.ca is your personal health portal.

Ontario Health Links

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Ontario is improving care for seniors and others with complex conditions through Health Links. This innovative approach brings together health care providers in a community to better and more quickly coordinate care for high-needs patients. 

How will Health Links benefit patients?
When different health care providers work as a team to care for a patient, they can better coordinate the full patient journey through the health system, leading to better care for patients.  Health Links will help to ensure that patients with complex conditions:
  • No longer need to answer the same question from different providers.
  • Have support to ensure they are taking the right medications appropriately.
  • Have a care provider they can call, eliminating unnecessary provider visits. 
  • Have an individualized comprehensive plan, developed with the patient and his/her care providers who will ensure the plan is being followed.

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