Northern Health has a new initiative that integrates how healthcare providers deliver services.
Dr. Sean Ebert is with Northern Health, and he says patients will see care delivered in a coordinated team approach.
He says with the new model, patients will get better overall care.
Dr. Ebert gives the example that a patient visiting him, will also be able to get a number of different services and see other healthcare providers, reducing over all visits.
He says while there’ll be costs to the initial implementation of this healthcare model, once it’s in place, it should lower overall costs.
It’s expected most northern communities will be using this model within a year.