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This section features items which have recently appeared in the Observatoire international de la santé et des services sociaux (OISSS) monitoring bulletin.

International - WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11) 

06/28/2018

The WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) provides health professionals worldwide a common language to share information, identify trends, and interpret data. Completely electronic, ICD-11 contains 55,000 codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death, and includes new chapters on sexual health and traditional medicine....
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USA - NIH releases strategic plan for data science 

06/28/2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its first strategic plan for data science as it seeks to upgrade the storage, management, and standardization of data produced by NIH-funded biomedical data scientists. The strategy will address the interoperability, integration and increasing cost of data management, and introduce a new position of NIH Chief Data Strategist.  ...
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UK - NHS launches plan to improve patient care by cutting long hospital stays 

06/28/2018

The National Health Service (NHS) in England has announced plans to cut unnecessarily long hospital stays by 25%, freeing up more than 4,000 beds. Nearly 350,000 patients spend more than three weeks in hospital each year, taking up a fifth of all available beds....
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Canada - Canada’s nursing workforce experiences slowest growth in a decade 

06/28/2018

Although Canada’s nursing workforce continues to grow, figures from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show that the growth rate in 2016-17 was the slowest in 10 years. Canada experienced 0.7% growth in the nursing workforce last year, compared with an annual growth rate of 1.3% to 2.8% over the past decade....
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Canada - Manitoba government releases health system transformation blueprint 

06/28/2018

Manitoba’s government has released a blueprint for broad health system changes aimed at improving the quality, accessibility, and efficiency of healthcare services across the province. The plan will determine priority areas, identify gaps in service, establish standards of care and models of service delivery, and outline clear care pathways for patients and providers....
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UK - Making the money work in the health and care system 

06/14/2018

Published by Britain’s Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), this report argues that the UK’s current complex system of healthcare funding does not support the government’s proposed new model of more integrated care and therefore needs to change. The report recommends changes to funding flows to align them with emerging place-based architecture, and ensure that services receive increased, longer-term funding. ...
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UK - Influences on the adoption of patient safety innovation in primary care: a qualitative exploration of staff perspectives 

06/14/2018

This study conducted at 46 British healthcare sites describes the reactions of primary care staff to a new Patient Safety Toolkit comprised of six tools: a system of rapid note review, a staff survey, a patient safety questionnaire, prescribing safety indicators, a medicines reconciliation tool, and a safe systems checklist. Study participants favoured tools that provided relevant information with a minimal impact on resources....
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Sweden - Understanding the dynamics of sustainable change: A 20-year case study of integrated health and social care 

06/14/2018

Achieving sustainability can be difficult in integrated healthcare. This Swedish study gained insight into sustainable changes in health and social care through a 20-year analysis (1995-2005) of local health system actions triggered by the institution of a national psychiatric policy. The study found that inter-organizational cooperation at service level was key to ongoing quality improvement and learning based on the needs of the service user....
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UK - Innovative models of general practice 

06/14/2018

Dealing with increasing and ever more complex workloads, general practices in the UK now face significant challenges. This report by a private think-tank says new general practice clinical delivery models are needed to meet the demands of Britain’s aging population and changing disease burden. It highlights team-based working, digital innovations, community-centred approaches and collaborative care. A large number of case studies are included....
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Sweden - Exploring the potential of a multi-level approach to improve capability for continuous organizational improvement and learning in a Swedish healthcare region 

06/14/2018

Strategies for continuous organizational improvement and learning are needed in Sweden’s municipally run healthcare regions. This study applied a sustainable improvement/development strategic systematic approach (SIDSSA) for continuous improvement in two municipal systems that included a multilevel strategy, development modules, and an action-learning loop. Participants reported acquiring new insights and skills, and the participating municipalities subsequently adopted SIDSSA for their regional health systems. ...
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