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COVID-19 support for long-term care

The pandemic’s impact on long-term care (LTC) homes has been a devastating glut of COVID-19 infections and deaths in residents and staff, and isolation of residents from their families and caregivers. It has also highlighted long-standing challenges, such as poor…

COVID-19 : aide pour les soins de longue durée

L’impact de la pandémie sur les centres de soins de longue durée a été une accablante prolifération d’infections à COVID-19 et de décès chez les résidents et le personnel, ainsi que l’isolement des résidents de leurs familles et de leurs…

Scaling up virtual care 2.0

The seismic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on how health care is delivered, shifting seemingly overnight from in-person to virtual care, is likened to driving a car. “We went from zero to 70 really fast,” says Dr. Sacha Bhatia, a…

Adopter à grande échelle les soins virtuels 2.0

L’impact sismique de la pandémie de COVID‑19 sur la manière dont les soins de santé sont fournis, soit un virage quasi instantané du mode personnel au mode virtuel, fait penser à la conduite automobile. « Nous avons accéléré de 0 à…

Virtual diabetes care

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to deliver virtual care for patients across Ontario, including people with chronic diseases like diabetes. Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) partnered with OSSU through a ‘roundtable’ discussion to elicit ideas from diverse stakeholders, including…

Soins virtuels pour le diabète

La pandémie de COVID‑19 a accéléré le besoin de fournir des soins en mode virtuel aux patients partout en Ontario, y compris aux personnes présentant des affections chroniques comme le diabète. Action Diabète Canada s’est alliée à l’USSO dans le…

Patient Partnership in Virtual Care

Patient Partners Working Group Webinar – November 2020 At the start of November, OSSU’s Patient Partners Working Group held their fall webinar on ‘patient partnership in virtual care’. This webinar, moderated by Julie Drury, Strategic Lead – Patient Partnerships at…

EMPOWER Awards Phase IV RFP Released

The vital role that research evidence and data plays in supporting health system decision making has been amplified in Ontario during the recent COVID-19 pandemic and health system restructuring. Knowledge users have collaborated closely with researchers to make the most…

Patient Partnership in Virtual Care

Join OSSU’s Patient Partners Working Group for a webinar on ‘Patient Partnership in Virtual Care’ for an opportunity to discuss how patients are partners in developing and implementing virtual care approaches, as well as the experiences of patients and health…

Pivoting with older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended plans, closed businesses, forced people into isolation and turned society upside down. For seniors, the impact has been even more marked, with increased vulnerability both to the disease, and to the effects of isolation as…