Mr. Neil Drimer, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Ottawa, ON

The INSPIRED outreach program is a proven intervention for patients living with moderate to severe COPD. As part of a Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) collaborative it was spread to 19 Canadian teams in 2014-15. Results included increased quality of life, and reductions in ED visits and hospital readmissions. In October 2017, CFHI launched a scale collaborative and partnered with six of the 2014-15 teams to expand the reach of INSPIRED to more patients who could stand to benefit from the program. This presentation will provide an overview of the preliminary results from the collaborative including improvements in patient experience and coordination of care. Lessons learned about scaling a health care innovation will also be shared.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • describe the preliminary outcomes from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement INSPIRED scale collaborative;
  • discuss barriers and enablers to scaling up a health care innovation; and
  • assess the potential for an INSPIRED-like approach to COPD care in their practice settings.