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When a patient does not require the intensity of services provided within a hospital but continues to occupy a bed, the patient is designated as requiring an Alternate Level of Care (ALC). The resultant prolonged length of stay places the patient at greater risk for...Read More
The journey of Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) at Admission has been a challenging yet exciting one. Over the years we have evolved from a paper based manual practice to our current electronic based automated reconciliation process. Our early MedRec practice...Read More
Rounding for Quality at Toronto East General Hospital is a four-part process which focuses on providing timely, high quality care to patient populations. The aim of the model is to care for patients proactively by checking on them throughout the day according to their...Read More
The Toronto East General Hospital’s physician credentialing and reappointment process mandates that every appointment and reappointment requires a cross check with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario immunization and surveillance requirements and...Read More
Aligning with the mission, vision and values of Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) that emphasize a caring environment within a culture of transparency, accountability and respect, the hospital initiated a strategic initiative to use social media at the senior...Read More
In 2006, TEGH embarked on an overhauling of the complaint process to move to a more responsive model. In the new process, complaint resolution is the responsibility of the Manager of the patient care area where the incident occurred (or in some cases the Physician...Read More
The Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) implemented the Post Discharge Phone Call (PDPC) Program in 2007/08 as a pilot project. In 2010, the program was adopted as a standard of care for discharged patients. This unique program’s primary aim is to improve...Read More
Effective tools and standardized methods for monitoring physician performance have been slow to emerge. However, in 2006, Toronto East General Hospital developed the Physician Activity Report (PAR) to fill this void. The PAR is a standardized, cross-specialty...Read More
Healthcare providers advise, encourage, and now officially prescribe physical activity as a key treatment for diabetes. Physical activity works independently to reduce blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight gain and inflammation, and works in combination...Read More
Patient experiences are often inaccessible and unexposed to hospital decision-makers. To address this gap, Toronto East General Hospital has been filming interviews with patients over the past three years and has collected over 150 unique patient experiences. These...Read More
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A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
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