Dr. Sabrina Wong Secures Grant for Revolutionary Patient-Centered Care Project in Primary Care

Celebrating Innovation in Healthcare

In an exciting development for Canadian healthcare, Dr. Sabrina Wong, Co-Principal Investigator, alongside Dr. Marie-Eve Poitras of the University of Sherbrooke and a talented team of researchers, has been awarded a prestigious grant of almost $1M. 

Sabrina Wong and Research Team

This grant will fund developing essential infrastructure to integrate patient-reported data on outcomes and experiences into primary care settings. This initiative represents a significant leap forward in the goal of making healthcare more responsive and tailored to individual patient needs.

A Visionary Approach to Patient Care

The project's focus on patient-reported outcomes and experiences is a testament to the growing recognition of the importance of patient perspectives in primary care. This initiative will enable healthcare providers to gain deeper insights into patient needs, preferences, and experiences, ultimately leading to more personalized and effective care.

The Power of Patient-Reported Data

Patient-reported data encompasses information provided directly by patients about their health status, treatment experiences, and overall quality of life. Not every primary care provider (such as family GPs and Nurse Practitioners) has access to this data, which is invaluable for several reasons:

  1. Enhanced Patient Engagement: Encouraging patients to actively participate in reporting their health outcomes fosters greater engagement and involvement in their own care.
  2. Personalized Care Plans: By understanding individual patient experiences and outcomes, healthcare providers can tailor treatments and interventions more precisely to meet specific needs.
  3. Improved Healthcare Quality: Aggregating patient-reported data can highlight trends and areas for improvement, driving quality enhancement initiatives within primary care.
  4. Informed Decision-Making: Clinicians equipped with comprehensive patient data can make more informed decisions, leading to better health outcomes.

Dr. Wong, Dr. Poitras, and the rest of the research team bring together a wealth of expertise in clinical practice, data science, and patient advocacy. Their combined efforts will advance the patient-centered approach to primary care, supporting excellence in the delivery of healthcare in Canada.

Looking Ahead

As the project progresses, the potential benefits for patients and healthcare providers alike are manifold. By prioritizing patient-reported outcomes and experiences, this initiative has the potential to enhance the delivery of primary care, making it more responsive, effective, and attuned to the needs of patients.

Congratulations to Dr. Wong, Dr. Poitras, and the entire team on this well-deserved recognition and for spearheading a project that promises to make a lasting impact on primary care. 

University of Sherbrooke Announcement

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