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Over the past two years, Montfort Hospital has harnessed the concept of patients as partners to overhaul its surgical program flow. After receiving a complaint concerning the pre-admission procedure, the hospital invited the patient to tell her story to the members of...Read More
Biomedical Laboratory Services (29.13) Transfusion Services (26.5, 26.6) Point-of-Care Testing Standards (10.11) Nonconformities are adverse events that increase laboratory workloads, pose a risk to user safety (sample loss, test result delays, unperformed tests,...Read More
Patient-Centered Wellness Check: Tightening the safety net at discharge through a partnership approach between Hôpital Montfort and the community
In 2002, the Champlain District Mental Health Implementation Task Force focused on creating partnerships that would make people's transition between the hospital and the community easier. It found that roughly three quarters of emergency room visits resulted in the...Read More
(French version will be available soon) With the introduction of Bill C‐14 on June 17, 2016, medical assistance in dying (MAID) became legal in Canada. This followed over a year of debate about this ethically contentious issue after the Supreme Court of Canada...Read More
Building System Capacity for Improvement – The Scarborough Hospital’s Lean Training and Secondment Programs
Clinical microsystems are the essential building blocks of health service organizations and our larger health system. Composed of patients, families, and care teams, research has illustrated that, “Increasing the capability of microsystems to improve work and to...Read More
Demand for hip and knee arthroplasties was growing annually in Alberta while care protocols and practices were highly variable. In response, Alberta Orthopaedic Society, the professional body for orthopaedic surgeons, working with Alberta Bone and Joint Health...Read More
Since 2007, VHA Home HealthCare has held an annual Employee of the Year awards program to honour staff and service providers who exemplify our service goal of spectacular client care. On average, VHA staff, service providers and supervisors used to put forward 40-50...Read More
Navigating the many different departments, units and clinics at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is an ongoing challenge for patients and visitors. Volunteer Services at TSH has recognized this barrier and developed a program to assist patients and visitors from...Read More
The Family Mentor Program at Baycrest is a volunteer peer-support program offered to family members of a new resident to the Apotex Jewish Home for the Aged. All family mentors are registered volunteers who have had a close relative living in the Apotex. ...Read More
Designed for individuals affected by acquired brain injuries (ABI) and stroke, CONNECT's Life Redesign Model (LRM) combines a coaching culture with home-like environments to maximize participation in real life, capitalize on neuroplasticity and increase an...Read More
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.