South Shore Health participating in COPD Collaborative

South Shore Health is one of 19 Canadian teams participating in the INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Collaborative that is being offered in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim as announced today by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.

South Shore Health’s INSPIRED-like COPD program is a quality initiative focusing on implementing care pathways for patients who are hospitalized with exacerbations of moderate to severe COPD. It includes implementing clinical care guidelines; applying a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach; and providing health provider and patient education. It will build and strengthen the linkages between primary health care, acute care, and home care and other community-based supports. The project will be piloted at South Shore Regional Hospital before being implemented across the entire District.