A Model for Integrated Health Care Delivery for Children with Disabilities in Manitoba (NA483)
Recipient: Children’s Hospital Research Foundation and the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
This “proof of concept” project was concerned with improving the delivery and coordination of health care and services to children with developmental delays who were living in remote communities in northern Manitoba. Researchers developed a secure Internet-based database containing health information on individual children that could be used to facilitate the coordination and scheduling of care and services. Some telehealth links were also established to allow consultations with urban treatment centres, thus avoiding expensive trips for families. A Web site was developed that provides information about developmentally delayed children to families and health care professionals.
This project was supported by the Health Transition Fund, which was created in 1997 to provide support for evidence-based decision-making in health care reform by supporting pilot and evaluation projects which test innovative approaches to health care delivery. The views expressed herein do no necessarily represent the official policy of federal, provincial, or territorial governments.