Mr. Scott Bailey, Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, ON
Mr. Jacques Dalpé Horizon Health Network, Fredericton, NB

INSPIRED is a hospital-to-home model of care for patients with moderate to severe COPD. It is designed to allow patients to manage their illness at home or in the community. A big part of the success of the program is the partnership between providers and patients. Patients are involved in determining their goals for care and empowered to manage their illness. To ensure that the program continues to meet the needs of patients as it evolves and moves into other sectors, such as primary care, teams are working with patient partners throughout implementation. This session will share the experience of two of these patient partners.

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

  • describe the benefits of engaging patients in the management of chronic illness;
  • recognize the importance of working with patient partners in designing program implementation; and
  • apply lessons learned from the partnership between patients and providers in the INSPIRED program to program design and implementation.