Research projects are taking within the areas of mental health and addictions, e-Health interventions, variations in high-cost health care usage, provincial health initiative evaluations, administrative health data secure storage and linkages, knowledge translation and collaboration with stakeholders.
CBT4CBT: e-Health Intervention Research
Computer Based Training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT4CBT) was created by Dr. Kathleen Carroll from the Yale School of Medicine, and offers cognitive behavioural therapy for drug and alcohol misuse via an online platform. The CHCR is studying the real world usability and value of this eHealth initiative with stakeholders in PEI and across Canada. Funding for this research was granted from the eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
SARV: Small Area Rate Variation
The CHCR completed a preliminary Small Area Rate Variation (SARV) analysis, which examined the drivers of high-cost health care usage in PEI. This research (Phase 1) led to a number of preliminary findings, including 75% of health care costs originate from 5% of the population, that chronic conditions are significantly more prevalent in the top 5% of health care users, and there are a higher concentration of high cost users among areas with lower socioeconomic status. As a follow up to the Phase 1 study, interviews were conducted with patients, caregivers and health care providers and this data is currently being analyzed.
PEI Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Evaluation
This evaluation is currently in development through collaboration with the PEI Department of Health and Wellness, Health PEI, and the Island EMS.
SIDR: Secure Island Data Repository
The Secure Island Data Repository (SIDR) is currently under development through the collaboration of a number of key stakeholders and will be housed at the University of Prince Edward Island. This site will be a secure facility aimed at providing researchers timely access to administrative health data and data from other government departments.
PEI Gambling Survey
The centre is in the beginning stages of research on Gambling Prevalence in Prince Edward Island.