MEASURING QUALITY OF CARE
We collect data for any health care intervention or program to prove that it’s working. You may be asked to fill out surveys that will help improve OA care in Alberta.
If you’re asked to fill out a survey, remember that your answers are confidential. You don’t have to do the survey if you don’t want to.
If you choose to fill out a survey, there are 2 questions you may be asked:
- Questions about your experiences with your care. Your answers can be used to make the care better for you and the people coming after you
- Questions about your pain, movement, and mood. Your answers can be used to understand if your care plan is working for your osteoarthritis. Your answers can also help us understand if osteoarthritis care in Alberta is improving or where it needs to be improved
Measuring Change in osteoarthritis Care in Alberta
The Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJH SCN), in partnership with the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) are committed to making big improvements in Alberta’s osteoarthritis care, especially the non-surgical management of osteoarthritis.
This work will take time as it means building many partnerships with many kinds of providers and with people like you, who are managing their osteoarthritis. The more information we have, the better we understand the strengths and weakness of osteoarthritis care in Alberta.
Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI)
Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJHSCN)
The BJH SCN is one of 11 SCNs run by Alberta Health Services (AHS).
SCNs create improvements within focused areas of health care. SCNs are networks of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific areas of health. They are tasked with finding new and innovative ways of delivering care that will offer better quality, better outcomes, and better value for every Albertan.
The BJH SCN vision is to ‘Keep Albertans Moving’. The BJH SCN Mission is to create a person centred, integrated system to optimize bone and joint health of Albertans by working together with our partners.
To read more, visit BJH SCN.
To learn more about the future goals of bone and joint care in Alberta, see BJH SCN’s Transformational Road Map for 2020-2025.