Benefits Realization

Evaluating benefits is an important component of the connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) Program that helps to support and demonstrate the realization of health system benefits through the adoption of an electronic health record (EHR). By pursuing the measurement of organizational value (improvements in the efficiency of care delivery such as time-savings and redirected resources) and clinical value (patients undergo fewer unnecessary tests, patients have improved access to care), patients ultimately benefit from higher quality, better informed clinical decision-making. 

The cSWO Benefits Realization program uses a research-based approach to identify areas of clinical best practice that are affected by the use of the electronic health record (EHR), and works collaboratively with clinicians to understand the value of the EHR. This formative evaluation process informs change management and adoption, and enables clinicians to use the EHR more effectively. This research does not include the use of any personal health information.

The documents below are locally-developed case studies which describe the clinical value of the EHR in different clinical settings and contexts, particularly with respect to clinical best practices. In Erie St. Clair, the work of the cSWO Benefits Realization program is ongoing and if you are a medical professional who would like to participate in a future study, we’d like to hear from you. For more information, please contact:

Christin Moeller, Ph.D.
Benefits Realization Lead
TransForm Shared Service Organization
750 Richmond Street, Unit A, Chatham, ON, N7M 5J5
Office: (519) 352-6400, ext. 6283
Mobile: (519) 358-2523

Benefits Realization Cases

Enhanced assessments and care coordination for frail seniors in the ED 

Improving patient flow and care in emergency departments 

Increasing rates of primary care follow-up visits after hospitalization  

Enabling timely and effective post-stroke patient care and support 

Optimizing patient benefits from cardiac rehabilitation

Enabling timely colonoscopy referrals

Enhanced care management for urology patients

Enabling enhanced clinical workflow and decision making in geriatric rehab

Enabling timely and effective hospice palliative care

HRM enables cost/time savings, enhanced security, and more timely & efficient care

Contact Us

Contact Information

750 Richmond St Chatham, ON N7M 5J5