Principal Investigator:Rich, Rebecca Licenced Year(s):
To develop a set of contextually appropriate health system performance indicators for maternity care in circumpolar regions. Specific attention will be placed on indicators that reflect the responsiveness of the health system to the needs of the population.
This study will be conducted in two phases. First, a scoping review (broad literature review) of available performance/quality indicator...
Principal Investigator:Affleck, Ewan Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to determine whether an Electronic medical record (EMR) based clinical alert system, which uses digital inference rules to notify providers of undocumented problems, improves problem list documentation in the Northwest Territories.
The EMR study will attempt to replicate the findings from a study by Wright, et al. (2012). The objective of this study was “to de...
Principal Investigator:Young, Kue Licenced Year(s):2016
To evaluate the impact of the upcoming NWT Department of Health and Social Services centralized air ambulance triage, dispatch and coordination service entitled Med-Response.
This project will track air ambulance and other medical travel services in the NWT and Nunavut (a separate licence in NU will be sought for this work). This is primarily a descriptive study of policy impact. Both territo...
Principal Investigator:Janssen, Patricia Licenced Year(s):2014
The objective of this project is to analyze the birth outcomes from the Fort Smith Midwifery Program. The hypothesis of this research is that the outcomes for mothers and babies of this midwifery-based birth centre in the rural and remote town of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories (NWT) will be comparable to birth outcomes from women using the midwifery services in Nunavik, Quebec and to women resi...
Principal Investigator:Gal, Ruth A.C. Licenced Year(s):
Proposed work includes 1) Update of community profile 2) assessment of community needs by way of questionnaires, public meetings, workshops, personal interviews & unstructured written responses; 3)develop a vision of community wellness based on community responses and current workable definitiions and 4) final report which includes: i)prioritization of Health & SS issues confronting the community ...
Principal Investigator:Nadeau, Dorothy Rae Licenced Year(s):
The research team will collect data for this study through questionnaires and review of relative literature and documents. Questionnaires will be completed by community members respresentatives: Band Council designees, Band members, and or the Hay River Metis Association who experience visual problems. The communities involved include: Hay River - Town and Reserve, Kakisa Lake, and Fort Providen...
Principal Investigator:Norwich, Ed Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will complete their assessment of different health care systems in order to determine the most cost-effective, flexible and appropriate system for the Inuvik region. The primary goal of this study is to compare costs associated with delivery health care through the `community-based nurse' model and the `medical' model. By collecting information from Dept. of Health sources, this ...
Principal Investigator:Weller, Geoffrey Licenced Year(s):
Geoffrey Weller is part of a group of researchers investigating the process of devolution and its impact on constitutional development in the North. He will be detailing the federal-territorial process of negotiating devolution of health care services with particular attention to the personnel and administrative arrangements....
Principal Investigator:O'Neil, John Licenced Year(s):
Dr. O'Neil is part of a group of researchers investigating the process of devolution and its impact upon constitutional development in the North. He is conducting a study on the transfer of health services in the Baffin region. In late September, he will be interviewing residents, nurses, doctors, and people involved in the health transfer negotiations. He wants to know about the problems ...
Principal Investigator:Bean, Philip Licenced Year(s):
To study the provision of mental health services and the pattern of criminality in the remote aras of Canada; examine the appropriate service provisions for crime and mental health....