EnACt was an infrastructure to support and enhance Alberta's existing practice-based research networks as well as academic and community practitioners conducting primary care research. Funded by the Alberta Innovates Translational Health Chair Award..
Our partners have the skills to help you with:
Understanding primary and specialty care physicians' mental models of cirrhosis care helps to identify factors that may hinder coordination of care, and will inform the development of a cirrhosis care pathway.
A second study further exploring mental models of cirrhosis symptom management has been completed. The findings are posted here.
Cancer related illnesses have a significant impact on the health system and creating clinical pathways could enhance symptom management, care delivery, and experiences of health care providers and patients throughout the diagnostic period. Working with the Cancer SCN we conducted a study to understand family physicians' thinking and approach to using three specific Clinical Pathways for cancer diagnosis.
This pilot project demonstrated it is possible to transfer skills and knowledge from Diffusion of Innovations theory and Cognitive Task Analysis to Practice Facilitators in order to support primary care transformation. A second study is being completed, stay tuned for the results!
Our recent research using Cognitive Task Analysis sought to understand how we can move past successful demonstrations to widespread adoption of the Patient Medical Home in Alberta. Read our findings based on 42 interviews across 18 Alberta family medicine clinics.
EnACt wanted to see primary care research in Alberta flourish with innovative and meaningful large-scale studies; as such we allocated resources to develop projects and pre-award support. This support included one-time consultation, on-going guidance, project collaboration, and/or having a dedicated Coordinator or Research Assistant for the project.
EnACt collaborated and connected with many organizations and research networks within the Alberta primary care setting. These partners now have the skills and expertise to assist you with many of the supports we offered, such as Cognitive Task Analysis.