Table 1:

Characteristics of the 33 evidence-based innovations reported by 11 teams

Type of innovationScalability ranking*No. of scalability assessment criteria metReported aim(s) of innovation
Health interventionHigh16Increase access to primary health care for people/populations that are underserved by, and struggle to connect with, traditional primary health care services; improve coordination and collaboration of primary health care service providers when providing care
Health interventionHigh14Multifaceted interprofessional community-based self-management program for older adults with diabetes and multiple chronic conditions
Health interventionHigh14Introduce innovative team work for the management of patients with multimorbidity
Health interventionHigh14Enhance the new patient’s capacity to access the clinic and understand how it functions
Health interventionHigh13Improve diabetes prevention and management by leveraging existing resources
Health interventionHigh13Interprofessional community-based self-management program for older adults with vascular conditions and multiple chronic conditions
Health interventionHigh13Actionable information on primary care for key stakeholders; sustainable performance portrait (through ongoing funding); innovation through information to stakeholders
Health interventionHigh13Reduce the impact of vascular disease on the health of Canadians
Health interventionHigh12Integrate chronic disease prevention and management by a team in primary care practice
Health interventionHigh12Develop knowledge, skills and abilities to work with primary care practices to support people experiencing social barriers in reaching community health and social resources
Health interventionHigh11Identify patients at increased risk for breast and colorectal cancer and personalize screening and management; help patients with breast cancer make treatment decisions
Health interventionHigh11Integrated approach for chronic diseases
Health interventionHigh11Improve communication between primary care providers and cancer specialists; improve continuity of care among patients with cancer
Health interventionHigh11Type of patient referrals, navigation services provided, community health and social resource needs
Health interventionHigh11Provide rural remote primary care
Health interventionHigh10Toolkit to support caregivers of older adults with dementia and multiple chronic conditions with changes they are experiencing
Health interventionMedium8Ensure meaningful engagement and participation of people with lived experience in the research process, and ensure that people with lived experience are adequately compensated for their time and energy devoted to the research
Health interventionMedium5Explore how people might use publicly reported primary care information through a series of citizen-patient deliberations in 3 Canadian provinces
Health interventionMedium4Lead to awareness among allied health care professionals and policy shifts in health care systems regarding mental health care for youth and support for caregivers
Health interventionLow1Present the clinical cancer system and experiences of patients with breast and colorectal cancer in Canada through synthesis maps to be used as knowledge-translation tools
Health interventionLow0Profile Canadian initiatives aimed at improving continuity of care between primary care providers and cancer specialists
Analytical methodHigh12Piloted a practice-based automated patient survey system by telephone or email with consenting patients
Analytical methodMedium9Comparability of health administrative data indicator definitions across provinces
Analytical methodMedium6Gather narratives/stories of youth mental health journeys from multivocal perspectives
Analytical methodMedium5Use analytical modelling to support children and youth with mental health conditions
Conceptual frameworkHigh13Enable health care providers to implement integrated care for people with complex health needs
Conceptual frameworkHigh10Inform implementation of patient-centred interventions to improve care of patients with multimorbidity
Conceptual frameworkMedium8Support innovation and transformation in First Nations health
Conceptual frameworkMedium6Understand mental health from a First Nations perspective
MeasureMedium9Identify people with multimorbidity in primary care
MeasureMedium8Assess the integration, coordination and transitions of care
MeasureMedium6Assess the correlations of sex and gender with patient outcomes
Research capacityHigh10Build research capacity
  • * Scalability ranking groups are based on hierarchical cluster analysis.

  • Range 0–16.