Seven lessons from the field: Research on transformation of health systems for older adults
September 15, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Research can play a key role in efforts to transform healthcare systems. Our group’s long-standing research program has been aimed at understanding how to support greater integration and coordination of healthcare services for older adults with complex conditions. Drawing on this experience, we outline seven “lessons from the field” that highlight research-related challenges that may hinder health system transformation. These challenges relate to conducting research in a complex and constantly changing system; co-design approaches that are simultaneously deemed essential yet too ambiguous to fund; patient, family caregiver, and citizen engagement; limited funding for health systems research; and lack of use of research findings. We hope that these reflections will help to inform an ongoing conversation about how these challenges might be overcome.
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Paul Stolee Professor, University of Waterloo
Dr. Paul Stolee is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on health system challenges affecting older persons, primary care, and engagement of patients and caregivers in health care decision-making. At Waterloo, he leads the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group, and is the Director of the University of Waterloo Network for Aging Research.
Dr. Jacobi Elliott is a Research Scientist with the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group at the University of Waterloo and holds adjunct appointments at both the University of Waterloo and Western University. Jacobi is also the Evaluation Lead in Specialized Geriatric Services at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Her research focuses on care transitions, patient and family engagement, and geriatric health system challenges.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Citizen and Community Engagement Methods, McMaster University
Dr. Maggie MacNeil holds a MIRA post-doctoral fellowship in citizen and community engagement methods and evaluation, and is working with Drs. Julia Abelson and Rebecca Ganaan to understand effectiveness of different approaches for involving older adults in research activities.
Maggie MacNeil received her PhD in aging, health and wellbeing from the University of Waterloo. Her doctoral research focused on policy and regulatory issues related to the innovation and adoption of health technologies for older adults.
Between 2013 and 2015, Maggie worked as a policy analyst for the Senior’s Policy and Minister of State Support Unit within the department of Employment and Social Development Canada.
Maintenance of Certification
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.