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To participate in their own healthcare, people need skills to manage their conditions, navigate the system and make care decisions. Yet many Canadians have low health literacy or may experience gaps in communication with their healthcare teams. Care transitions and...Read More
Driving Preventable Harm to Zero with Patient Partners: Preparing for Patient Partnerships in UHN’s Safety & Quality of Care Committees
University Health Network (UHN) is a large network of 4 downtown hospitals and is Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre. UHN has embarked on a transformational strategic initiative known as Caring Safely. This initiative represents UHN’s commitment to...Read More
The primary goal of the REACH clinic is to reduce the number of visits to the Emergency Department and admissions to hospital. REACH functions as an emergency clinic for oncology outpatients in need of stabilization, investigation and/or possible admission. Our...Read More
Remote interpretation, where Medical Interpreters stay in one place and provide services via phone and video, had been successfully integrated in other jurisdictions, but was slow to be embraced in Toronto. In order to facilitate uptake of the technology, we installed...Read More
University Health Network developed a method to optimize donor lung status. Though lung transplantation is a life-saving procedure, the static nature of organ donation rates coupled with low usage of donated lungs has shifted clinician’s focus towards donor lung...Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada ConnectingGTA is a regional electronic health record that has been delivered to 40 health...Read More
The Nurses for Tomorrow Innovation and Research Fellowship Program was set up to support frontline nurses in developing leadership capacity at the point of care, and to provide an opportunity for frontline nurses to contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the...Read More
The Lung RAMP Program has significantly improved the care of lung cancer patients at the University Health Network. What was previously an uncoordinated individual referral process is now a coordinated system capable of providing timely, efficient, coordinated care...Read More
The University Health Network has found that having early palliative care has had a tremendous impact, not only on patients and families, but on the culture of care in the hospital. The focus is on timely, patient and family-focused care, as well as on collaboration...Read More
Toronto General Hospital developed an algorithm to assist with the decision making process involved in donation after cardio-circulatory death. A decision tree outlines the steps and interventions for all team members for both patients who are eligible and those who...Read More
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