Dr. Melissa Northwood, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Older adults and caregivers face challenges with fragmentation in the health and social care systems. Digital health tools can provide older adults and care providers with information, thus improving communication and care delivery. The interRAI Check Up is a self-report tool that obtains a person’s perspective on their health and well-being. When shared across electronic health records, it lets older adults, caregivers, and health and social care providers share health information and create a shared care plan. In a series of studies, Dr. Northwood and a team of researchers evaluated the implementation of the interRAI Check Up in community support services, specialized geriatric services, and primary care. This webinar will share the lessons learned in these studies and policy implications for health information management.