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MSH’s surgical program adopts PODS

MSH’s surgical program adopts PODS (Patient Oriented Discharge Summary) helping patients better manager post-hospital care.

patient and caregiverBeing discharged from hospital can be stressful- when to take you medication, what symptoms to be concerned about, etc. Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) is a new tool that helps patients better manage their post-hospital care.

Co-developed by patients and health care providers and applies best practices in design and adult learning. PODS provides patients with a set of clear and easy-to-understand instructions upon discharge. And designed in collaboration with University Health Network’s OpenLab – a design and innovation group dedicated to finding creative health care solutions.

PODS has spread to and is being adopted by 27 hospitals across Ontario. And MSH is one of them. We have successfully implemented PODS in the surgical program, alleviating some of that stress for patients and their caregivers as they continue with their recovery at home.

For more information about PODS read the release.