New portal to support healthcare renewal in Canada
A new portal added to the Health Systems Evidence website will ensure health system policymakers and stakeholders have easier, faster access to policy-related information focused on healthcare renewal in Canada.
Canada's Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) Portal is a continuously updated repository of policy-relevant documents including jurisdictional reviews, stakeholder position papers, and intergovernmental communiques.
It is an initiative of the EIHR Roundtable, and managed by a collaboration between the McMaster Health Forum and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The portal provides 'one-stop-shopping' for the many types of documents that can support healthcare renewal. The 24 types of documents included address priority areas identified by Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments, such as primary healthcare, patient safety, health human resources and performance indicators (e.g., timely access).
There are more than 300 documents in the portal that are coded to allow users to easily identify other related information in Health Systems Evidence, which now contains more than 3,000 records. This integration provides a single point of access to the ever- growing body of evidence related directly and indirectly to healthcare renewal.
The portal is available in English and French, and although it focuses on Canada, any registered users of the HSE website who are outside Canada can choose to access the additional content, by ticking the Enable viewing of complementary content box on their profile page.
Contents of the portal will be updated regularly with new documents provided by 16 members of the EIHR Roundtable, a group formed last fall that includes ministries of health, research funding agencies, professional associations and other organizations from across Canada involved in healthcare renewal.
Two webinars - one in English and one in French - will be offered in September to help users of the new EIHR portal better understand and use its features and functionality, and learn how they can use it to best advantage in their individual roles.
The one-hour webinars will take place on September 13, at 11:30 a.m. (English) and 1 p.m. (French). To register for the webinar in English, click here. To register for the webinar in French, click here.
If you have questions or comments about the EIHR Portal, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions or comments about the EIHR Roundtable and/or the organizations that contribute to the EIHR Portal, please send them to email@example.com.