Seven Oaks General Hospital and its healthcare partners in the northwest sector of Winnipeg have been recognized with an Innovation Award for improving care and reducing the need for hospitalization of patients with a lung condition known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder. (COPD)
The award was presented in the partnership category by the Manitoba Patient Access Network (MPAN) and the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) at Manitoba’s 2013 Health Innovations Conference.
It recognized a wildly successful COPD Integrated Care Pathway project, funded by MPAN, which demonstrated an effective model for standardizing care for better patient access and outcomes, and dramatic improvements in health system efficiency. The pathway ensured recommended care in hospital, in Emergency, in the family doctor’s office and in the community, including education to better manage their condition and pulmonary rehabilitation at Wellness Institute.
This resulted in:
- Improved patient recognition of symptoms and self‐management behaviour
- Reduced exacerbations or “lung attacks” and Emergency Department visits
- Reduced hospital admissions and re‐admissions
- Dramatic reductions in length of stay