Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. (2010). “2010 Picking up the pace: How to accelerate change in primary healthcare.” Casebook of Primary Healthcare Innovations. Retrieved from http://www.chsrf.ca/Libraries/Picking_up_the_pace_files/CasebookOfPrimaryHealthcareInnovations.sflb.ashx.
This Casebook of Primary Innovations from the 2010 “Picking up the pace” conference presents 47 key developments in Canadian primary healthcare implemented over the last year. The casebook covers topics from “Transitions from Hospital to Home” to “Thriving Models that haven’t Spread: Why not?”
The key findings of the report are that there are “two main types of organizational innovation in primary healthcare in Canada:
1) innovations arising from the “trenches,” that originally emerged in a given organization and gradually spread to other, similar organizations—and in some cases, even won the support of higher authorities who deliberately disseminated them (a bottom-up approach), and
2) innovations undertaken by decision-makers at the regional or provincial/territorial level that were deployed from the outset on a broad scale (a top-down approach).”