Who are community members?
Community members include patients, clients, families, caregivers and citizens. The voices of community members provide a crucial contribution to the success of the Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Ontario Health Team.
The FLA OHT has been engaging community members and the Community Council to co-design a more equitable health and wellness system.
Your voice matters!
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What is Journey Mapping
Journey mapping is a visual engagement tool used to better understand a person's experience. Journey mapping provides a holistic picture of an individual's experience by capturing the environmental and contextual factors across both single episodes and broader use of care.
Benefits of journey mapping
- Provide a common big picture of your experience, enabling health-care providers to identify areas for improvement and create a more person-centered health-care system.
- Health-care providers can build empathy and compassion for the person's experience, leading to better outcomes and satisfaction.
- Break down organizational silos, resulting in a more coordinated and efficient health-care system.
- Bring focus on pain points and areas where people may experience frustration or dissatisfaction.
- Enable health-care providers to streamline processes, reduce wait times, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Why use journey mapping in the FLA OHT?
The FLA OHT is co-designing the Health Home with both community members and health-care providers to create a more inclusive and person-centered health-care system.
The purpose of our study was to capture the experience of a primary care visit to help inform how the community members' experience of primary care can be improved as the FLA OHT develops and implements the future Health Home model.