Congratulations to five patient-oriented research teams that have been selected by a provincial review panel to represent BC at CIHR’s Rewarding Success “Ideathon” (15-minute pitches to a national review panel) in Ottawa (listed by project title, project lead, patient partner[s], primary research location):
- A BC-wide program for Rural, Remote and Indigenous communities to Gain Eqiuitable Access to Kidney Transplantation (Jagbir Gill, Alissa Assu, UBC)
- Implementing and Evaluating ActionADE to Transform Medical Safety (Corinne Hohl, Johanna Trimble, UBC)
- Improving Treatment Outcomes and Value for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection through a Platform Adaptive Trial (Christine Lee, Wayne Yercha, Joan Anderson and Hannah Roy, Island Health)
- Integration of a Quality of Life and Practice Support System to Support a Palliative Approach for Frail Older Adults Living at Home (Rick Sawatzky, Lisa Zetes-Zanatta and Alies Maybee, Trinity Western University)
- Proactively Delaying Frailty in Seniors: The Community Actions and Resources Empowering Seniors (CARES) Project (Grace Park, Joyce Sandercock, Fraser Health Authority)
The SPOR Rewarding Success Initiative was designed to produce interventions that will result in cost savings and/or improved efficiencies in Canada’s health care system. This initiative is similar to other funding models that have been developed to support innovation and impact, such as risk sharing, social impact bonds, and innovation prizes.
The Rewarding Success Initiative is a multi-phased experimental funding model that is being piloted in four provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Newfoundland & Labrador.
- Coordinated primary and community care:
- Complex medical care and/or supports for frail patients (including people living with dementia)
- Complex mental health and/or substance use
- Improved access to surgical services (perioperative services)
- Consideration for accessibility of services in rural, remote, First Nations communities
- Innovative health technologies to facilitate patient-centered, team-based care, and to enable secure access to health care services and information
The main principle of Rewarding Success is that teams will identify and implement potential solutions to problems and priorities in health care that will enhance the experience of patients and healthcare providers while also:
- reducing low value health care (e.g. unnecessary diagnostic tests/ drugs),
- addressing health care inefficiencies (e.g. wait lists),
- reducing avoidable morbidity (e.g. stroke)
Please note: Letters of support are not required for applications. As such, we will not be providing letters of support for Rewarding Success applicants.
Have questions about Rewarding Success? Our FAQ page may have the answer. Questions were compiled from various webinars that were held in September and October, 2017.
A BC-specific Rewarding Success webinar was held on October, 23, 2017 at 2:00pm-3:30pm. View the recording on our YouTube channel.
Three information webinars were held by the CIHR in September, 2017. The webinars are recorded, but are not available online; please request them by contacting CIHR’s Contact Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information:
Please see CIHR’s Rewarding Success Homepage.