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An award-winning collaboration 

Winning an award is nice. Winning 2 is great. But sharing the limelight with our partners is the best! Care Planning Tools: Changing Practice Among Alberta First Nations Communities won 2 awards this past year from the Canadian Health Informatics Association and the Information Technology Association of Canada. The project centres around the health status of First Nations communities in Alberta and allows for electronic capture of clinical data to facilitate immediate care planning for home care clients. The goal is to reduce wait times for assessment and to increase access to, and seamless delivery of, health care services in First Nations communities, on par with the average Albertan.

In the pilot phase, CIHI worked with the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada, Momentum Healthware, the First Nations Alberta Technical Services Advisory Group, interRAI, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health and 6 First Nations communities. The plan is for all 44 First Nations communities in Alberta to be included by 2018.