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LEADing Practice Awards

Who is LEADing the way?

Congratulations to the 2017 LEADing Practice award recipients! 

LEADing practices are noteworthy examples of high-quality leadership and service delivery (Accreditation Canada, 2013). The three award recipients exemplify the ability to improve the patient experience, and represent the best practice characteristics for use in clinical practice by Learning from others; Exemplifying benefits; Accelerating adoption; and Delivering results.

The 2017 LEADing Practice organizations are:

First Place ($6,000):
Magenta Health 
Magenta Health implemented an e-booking solution that allowed patients to book appointments in their medical clinic.

Second Place ($4,000):
myUHN Patient Portal
University Health Network (UHN) implemented myUHN Patient Portal, a secure website where patients can access their personal health information.

Third Place ($2,000):
Citizen Health Information Portal 
eHealth Saskatchewan launched a citizen-centric patient portal to provide individuals with access to their health information.

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Learn about the 2016 LEADing Practice Award recipients:

Who is LEADing the way?

Congratulations to the 2016 LEADing Practice award recipients! Infoway in partnership with Accreditation Canada is pleased to announce five LEADing Practice award recipients who are recognized for improving the patient and clinician experience through their advanced use of digital health in clinical practice.

Leading practices are noteworthy examples of high-quality leadership and service delivery (Accreditation Canada, 2013).  The following criteria were used by a selection committee including representatives from national professional organizations and a patient representative to determine this year’s recipients:

·        Supports new models of care that enhance patient-self management and enables clinicians to work within their full scope of practice;

·        Exemplifies one or more of the five benefit areas of digital health; and

·        Demonstrates change leadership

The 2016 LEADing Practice [VL1] organizations are:

·        Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

·        Couchiching Family Health Team

·        Hamilton Health Sciences

·        University Health Network

·        University of Calgary - Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology


These organizations have been sharing their LEADing Practices with other clinicians and health care leaders to help spread the adoption of similar practices.

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 [VL1]Link to 2015 News Release

National LEADing Practice Initiative

More clinicians across Canada are using and benefiting from digital health than ever before!  As part of the pan-Canadian Knowing is Better clinician education campaign, in October 2013, the National LEADing Practice Initiative was launched in partnership with Accreditation Canada.  The goal of the Initiative was to identify LEADing practices and accelerate the adoption of similar practices across Canada.

What is LEAD?

A LEADing Practice exemplifies the ability to improve the patient experience, and represents the best practice characteristics for use in clinical practice by Learning from others; Exemplifying benefits; Accelerating adoption; and Delivering results.

What makes a practice LEADing?

Leading practices are noteworthy examples of high quality leadership and service delivery (Accreditation Canada, 2013). In 2017, the LEADing Practice Initiative partnered with the ImagineNation Challenges to focus on consumer digital health technology. The LEADing Practice Challenge recognized clinical practices that use consumer digital health technology to improve the patient experience.

The Challenge was open to any health care team that has implemented one or more consumer health digital technologies. Three teams recieved a LEADing Practice Awards, as determined by a panel of judges using the following criteria to evaluate each entry: 

Learning from others – To what extent has the team followed best practices in their activities, with regard to change management, patient engagement, etc.? How has the team enabled and demonstrated a continuous quality improvement approach? 

Exemplifying benefits – To what extent does the practice exemplify the benefits of consumer digital health by transforming its clinical practice(s) to incorporate consumer digital health? 

Accelerating Adoption – What has the team done to support patient adoption of consumer digital technologies?  How have they incorporated patient feedback into this approach?  

Delivering results to the patient - Has the team made efforts to measure patient satisfaction or experience, related to the use of consumer digital health tools in the practice?  Do these results demonstrate any change in patient satisfaction and/or experience? Has the practice’s efforts to implement and use consumer digital health technology led to an improvement in the patient experience, placing the patient at the centre, and patient empowerment? 

A LEADing Practice exemplifies the ability to improve the patient experience, and represents the best practice characteristics for use in clinical practice 

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