Carolyn Steele Gray, in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses how her academic journey shaped her perspectives in understanding patient needs, health policy, organization and provider level issues and how to use that understanding to deliver a better care. The latter, she adds, necessitates a realistic approach of how to harness e-health technologies to deliver care, especially to patients with complex care needs.
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Kerry Kuluski, in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses her undertakings in her journey from being a social worker to a scientist. Her goal is to improve health system performance for people with multimorbidity and their caregivers. This is a fascinating talk as it explains how looking at data sets and trying to analyze them is not the only way to meet the needs of people, especially the ones who are “stuck in transition”. She also draws interesting parallels between marathon training and grant writing! Continue reading Transforming Health System Performance from a Scientist-marathoner’s Perspective
Julia Ho in interview with Ross Upshur talks about her recent article “It’s a fight to get anything you need”—accessing care in the community from the perspectives of people with multimorbidity, published in Continue reading Why is it so difficult to access care for patients with multimorbidity?
Ross Upshur further examines evidence from a scientific, philosophical and ethical viewpoint in the second part of the podcast “Concept of Evidence in Healthcare”. Throughout the discussion, he presents practical Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 2
Ross Upshur explores a very important concept in modern healthcare: “The Concept of Evidence” in this and the next podcast. He talks about evidence and what it means to base decision on evidence. He would also Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1
Ross Upshur is examining the issues related to medications use, polypharmacy and deprescribing in patients with multiple chronic conditions in this and the next podcast. He examines some of the issues that arise in clinical practice and tries to explain the phenomenon. In the second podcast he looks at some proposed solutions to the problem.
Ross Upshur discusses how the care of patients with multiple concurrent chronic conditions and social determinants pose substantial challenges for both primary care providers and health systems and how his research lead to the creation and implementation of an inter-professional model of care to address the issue.