The Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA) is a First Nations’ partnership organization comprised of Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Prince Albert Grand Council and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, all located in northern Saskatchewan. It delivers nursing, public health, and primary care treatment services in 33 First Nation communities throughout northern Saskatchewan. Encumbered by substantial annual reporting requirements by Health Canada/Government of Canada (through a format called the Community Based Reporting Template, or CBRT), NITHA leadership spotted an opportunity to improve data collection from community-based healthcare workers/teams.
Sandbox Software Solutions was awarded the contract to develop an online tool to facilitate data gathering and reporting called e-CBRT. This software solution included development of an interim data collection solution, software bridging to import collected data, and development of a system that captures individual level data consistent with reporting requirements of the Government of Canada.
The e-CBRT provides an easy-to-use and secure tool for the collection of data associated with healthcare programs managed by NITHA and NITHA partners and communities. This software improves the efficiency of data collection by distributed healthcare reporters, and through constraint handling, improves accuracy of data collected vs previous approaches. Importantly as the key outcome, the e-CBRT solution enables the automated generation of required annual summary reports that are provided to Health Canada.
Location: Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)