eShift® International Research Collaborative
Today, with an aging population, a global burden of chronic disease and complex conditions, and global financial constraints, health systems have heavy pressure to develop innovative models of care, reforms in work force patterns, and enhanced self-management paradigms. Utilizing a technology-enabled platform that works to resolve these challenges, eShift® can keep more patients at home, support early discharge, prevent readmission and increases the capacity of existing health care professionals. With that said, we would not be able to do this without the independent collaborative of researchers that have published work on these measures and to evaluate the models of care we work to deliver.
The International Research Collaborative (IRC) designed to undertake independent, high quality mixed-methods research to explore the impact on quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of new service models.
The eShift® IRC is designed to enable the sharing of tools and opportunities between its independent members and includes outcomes research in specific patient populations and practice-based evidence research, where ‘best practices’ can be identified, adopted and further evaluated within the scope of eShift®. The goal is to utilize these findings to implement care delivery models that promote effectiveness, efficiency, equity, safety, patient-centeredness and timeliness.
- Identifying relevant areas of research and key research questions from different stakeholders’ perspectives;
- Generating data on differences in the clinical practice across varying settings and variability of outcomes;
- Conduct of population-based comparative effectiveness research and practice-based evidence research for identifying best practices;
- Adoption of identifying best practices to demonstrate improved outcomes through longitudinal follow-up and evaluation;
Dr. Steven Ariss
Dr. Rod Borillo
Dr. Lorie Donelle
Prof. Deborah Fitzsimmons
Dr. Sam Kyeremateng
Prof. Sue Mawson (chair)
Dr. Sandra Regan
Mr. Daniel Wolstenholme