Community Care Information Management Project
Community Care Information Management (CCIM) is about providing seamlessly-integrated, community-based client care where all service providers can securely share and access consistent and accurate information electronically. CCIM consists of two streams and a number of projects to support the Community Care sector.
The Board has approved the funding commitment of $11 million over four years to support the launch of CCIM projects in this LHIN. This will allow our health service providers to purchase the necessary hardware and software as well as receive essential staff training. The outcomes of the CCIM projects will significantly improve patient care by standardizing and improving the collection of data, as well as facilitating the coordination of services required by the consumers across multiple agencies. Additionally, it will provide valuable information to support better planning and funding of services.
The CCIM projects represent our LHIN’s commitment to the provincial strategy and community support service agencies and their clients. Community Care Information Management (CCIM) was established in 2005 by senior leadership from the Community Care sector, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, to equip care providers with Common Assessment tools, to manage and measure improvement in client outcomes over time, and to provide Business Systems standards, processes and tools to collect financial and statistical data for evidence based planning purposes. LHINs across the province are taking a greater role in administering and funding the many CCIM projects.
CCIM is not eHealth, although it will ultimately be linked into eHealth's infrastructure. eHealth’s role is to create a comprehensive electronic health record that will bring together physicians, hospitals and the Community Care sectors through a seamless, linked-in, backend system. CCIM will allow us to continue to create measurable and sustainable health care for everyone across our LHIN.
Further information about the CSS CAP or the IAR projects are at: www.ccim.on.ca