A Corridor Conversation

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Primary Health Care at Capital Health, in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Health Care Improvement, hosted a Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Fall Symposium: "A Corridor Conversation: Coordinating Care for Individuals with Chronic Conditions."

This system change symposium featured leading experts on delivering coordinated, team-based, patient-centered chronic care that aims to achieve better outcomes for patients, families and providers. Approximately 240 people from across the province participated and there was broad representation of clinical staff, physicians, decision makers, researchers and citizens from across the province. The symposium, which included a morning session with leading experts and an afternoon session with focused group discussion, aimed to facilitate creative ‘corridor’ conversations addressing the complexities of care for people living with chronic conditions.

The featured keynote speaker of this event was Dr. Edward Wagner, who along with his MacColl Institute colleagues, developed the Chronic Care Model. As well, Dr. Martin Fortin, an international leader in the field of multimorbidity, spoke about multimorbidity and system design in primary care. This symposium also provided an opportunity for Capital Health to share the results of its participation in the Canadian Foundation for Health Care Improvement's Atlantic Collaboration, which included the creation of a CDPM Corridor© to improve care for people with chronic conditions. Refer to our agenda for a full overview of the day and featured speakers.

We were also very fortunate to have the day opened by a community member who has interacted with the health care system as a result of family members having chronic conditions. Watch this impactful video on his experience.

A high-level summary report of the day has been prepared to highlight the key messages from both the morning and afternoon sessions.

If you are interested in learning more about the CDPM Corridor© at Capital Health, please contact Primary Health Care.