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The goal of the Health Absence Management Program (HAMP) within Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHSS) is to support injured/ ill staff to stay at work and/or prevent needless absence related to disability, through early assessment and intervention of work...Read More
The Closed Loop Medication System at Humber River Hospital (HRH) is a unique process that has integrated digital technology from different vendors and produced a safer and more efficient medication management process. This process starts from the ordering of...Read More
The Human Resources help desk (aSK HR) launched in December 2013 as a response to direct SickKids staff feedback, as well as feedback received through a Hospital-wide Corporate Services Client Satisfaction Survey that indicated HR was not easily accessible and was not...Read More
Hospitalized children are separated from their family and friends, can experience fear and anxiety, and often endure uncomfortable and painful procedures. Since 2003 the SickKids pet therapy program has demonstrated a positive impact on patient outcomes while helping...Read More
Hand hygiene is important in minimizing the risk of transmission of disease. At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, we observe 4 moments for hand hygiene as outlined in the Ontario Just Clean Your Hands initiative in inpatient settings, achieving an overall hospital...Read More
The Subsequent Pregnancy Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) provides a specialized care pathway for families experiencing pregnancy after prior late pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death. The development of an innovative model of care for this...Read More
Preparing Pharmacy Technicians to complete the BPMH during Medication Reconciliation on Admission in the Emergency Department
Despite numerous strategies to complete the best possible medication history (BPMH), a verified BPMH was documented on only approximately 50% of patients admitted via the Emergency Department (ED) at Richmond Hospital. This finding was corroborated by the surveyors...Read More
In August of 2016, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) launched ‘myHealthRecord’, a fully-integrated patient portal. myHealthRecord allows patients to: - Securely message clinic staff and their clinicians without use of email (~250-300/month) - View results...Read More
Performance management in the MDR is aligned to Accreditation Canada2 and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z314 series standards3. All activities in the department, including the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), align to these standards. The...Read More
Delirium is common in hospital, with incidence rates ranging from 50 – 80% in patients aged 70 and over. Delirium is serious and contributes to adverse outcomes putting patients at greater risk for falls, functional decline, prolonged hospital stay,...Read More
Leading Practices are submitted by health organizations from around the world. The contents of the Leading Practices database do not reflect opinions or views of HSO or its affiliates.
HSO’s Leading Practices Database includes nearly 1,000 practices recognized as being particularly innovative and effective in improving quality.
These practices are leading in a service delivery area, in a particular health care setting, or for a specific health care challenge. Often, they are implemented by organizations with limited resources, showing how innovative and creative strategies can achieve positive results at a minimal cost.
The database also contains Commendable Practices, which, while not new or leading, are proven to be efficient and effective methods for improving quality.
Leading practices submissions are now closed and will reopen in 2018. We look forward to learning about your exemplary practices in the new year. Learn more.