This year we're exploring
what matters most for continuity of care!
Everyone recognizes that “continuity of care” is very important to both patients and care teams. The term generally means cooperative management of a patient’s health by their medical team, thereby improving the patient’s quality of health care over time and providing increased satisfaction for providers. The evidence says continuity of care can help build relationships quickly, improve transitions across sectors or care and promote longer, healthier lives. On top of that, continuity also fosters improved job satisfaction among providers.
Continuity can positively influence everyone involved so this year we’re asking "What matters most to patients, providers and the system in the realm of continuity?"
Interested in submitting an abstract?
Review the Call for Abstracts and when you're ready to submit, fill out the online form. The deadline to submit is July 13 at 4:00 p.m. MDT.
When preparing your submission, consider the three dimensions of continuity:
Relational: The ongoing, trusting, therapeutic relationship between a primary health care provider or a small team of health care providers and a patient. It’s based on the patient seeing the same provider and team consistently.
Informational: Communication of facts and opinions across team, institutional, and professional boundaries, and between providers and patients. It’s often enabled by clear communication processes and technology.
Management: The coordination and handoff of care between relevant care providers using a shared care plan in a way that is both consistent and flexible to meet patient needs. It involves the integration of primary and acute care.
Submitting an abstract? Mark your calendar for the following:
- Submission deadline: July 13 at 4:00 p.m. MDT
- Notification date: August 10
- Early-bird registration deadline: September 28
- Conference dates: November 29 - 30