Ridge Meadows

Polypharmacy Risk Reduction Initiative

Ridge Meadows

Ridge Meadows family physicians, pharmacists and nurse leaders came together at Polypharmacy Risk Reduction "Building Local Capacity and Sustainability" sessions to develop approaches for conducting meaningful medication review processes in support of the Residential Care Initiative and received tools and clinical resources to support decision making. 

 

 

Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative

Ridge Meadows

Local Action Teams

Local Action Teams (LATs) are a key component in the structure of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative. They provide the foundation for improving timely access to support and services for local children, youth and families experiencing mental health and substance use challenges.

Teams are comprised of a diverse cross-section of mental health and substance-use service providers, stakeholders, and youth and families from the local community.

How it works

Each Local Action team commits to tackling one or two key objectives within a particular timeframe to address system barriers in their community. A Collaborative Coach supports the team to help them successfully achieve their goals and measure their outcomes.

A Local Action Team has recently been formed in Ridge Meadows region. Click the link below to see details of who’s involved in your community, their improvement objectives, and how they’re planning to measure success.

 Ridge Meadows Local Action Team Activities

 

Ride Meadows Local Action Team

Partners in Care Initiative

Ridge Meadows

Referral Process for Imaging

Participants (FP’s, Specialists, Health Authority, patients and Medical Office Assistants [MOAs]) identified key challenges to address within referrals to radiology including:

  • Congestion within radiology leading to increased wait-times,
  • Urgency inappropriately communicated, i.e., too many “urgent” request from FP’s,
  • GP’s not understanding best tests to use,
  • Paper system: Information technology would help improve referral process, and
  • Lack of communication between MOA’s and radiology staff.

 

Transitions in Care Initiative

Ridge Meadows

Acute Care Transitions - Complete

The project will focus on improving patient and provider experience at admission, acute care stay, and discharge. Challenges that have been identified are Family Physician (FP) notification, communication with the ER if referring a patient to the ER, improving forms and flow of information, follow-up care at discharge (appointments, who books, etc). A number of stakeholders are involved in this project including FPs, Hospitalists, ER physicians, MOAs, unit clerks, patients, and health authority representatives.

 

Partners in Care Initiative

Ridge Meadows

Keeping Frail Elderly Patients Supported at Home

Prevent avoidable hospital visits by supporting frail seniors through a team-based care support model that delivers support to elderly patients at home. 

Timely Access to Adult Mental Health

Improve referrals, knowledge of services, and communication, and create timely/appropriate access to psychiatric services.  

Hospital Medicine - Complete

Involves GPs, SPs, NPs and home/community partners in developing a collaborative care model for disadvantaged seniors to improve access and awareness of community supports.

Referral Process for Imaging - Complete

Participants (family physicians [FPs], specialists, Health Authority, patients and Medical Office Assistants [MOAs]) identified key challenges to address within referrals to radiology including:

  • Congestion within radiology leading to increased wait-times,
  • Urgency inappropriately communicated, i.e., too many “urgent” request from FPs,
  • FPs not understanding best tests to use,
  • Paper system: information technology would help improve referral process, and
  • Lack of communication between MOAs and radiology staff.