Webinar: Improving transitions in care and wait times: Modelling community care services for alternate level of care (ALC) patients

Event Date: 02/26/2015 13:00
Location: Online Webinar

This project used mathematical equations to develop a queuing model that maps how patients move through a network of post-acute services (including Long-term Care) in order to better understand the optimal capacity at each node in the network subject to a budget constraint. Dr. Patrick will be providing an overview of the model which has been built and tested using data obtained from the Champlain LHIN and CCAC. His findings provide knowledge to inform future service needs that will optimize care provision at the right time and at the right place, and will help health care planners and health care service operators to pro-actively plan for changes in demand and maintain wait times at acceptable levels.


This presentation is open to anyone and may be of particular interest to health planners and policy-makers working in CCACs and LHINs across the province.


For more information, please contact Tracy Luciani, Knowledge Broker for Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care.


Presenter: Jonathan Patrick, PhD

Jonathan Patrick

Dr. Jonathan Patrick is a professor at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and a Researcher at the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care. He has a MSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Operations and Logistics from the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in applying the methods of operations research to improve the efficiency of health care management.

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Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm