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Adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and thalassemia transitioning from pediatric to adult health care experience a lack of engagement with adult providers and are at risk of loss to follow-up, morbidity and mortality. In an effort to provide...Read More
How can a hospital effectively initiate a dialogue with patients and families, both during their stay and beyond, when many of them live far away? For Sunnybrook, the answer was to develop a digital engagement hub that allows our communities to easily and quickly...Read More
Standardization of Perioperative Urinary Catheter Use to Reduce Post-surgical Urinary Tract Infection
Prevention of healthcare-associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) has been the focus of a national effort, yet appropriate indications for insertion and removal of urinary catheters (UC) among surgical patients remain poorly defined. In this time series analysis,...Read More
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is the largest teaching hospital in the Champlain LHIN and is made up of the Civic, General and Riverside campuses. There are two Emergency Department (ED)s (General and Civic) which have an average of 170,000 patient visits per year. The...Read More
In times of disaster many systems are engaged to respond to the needs that arise. Security and medical issues are understandably top priorities. However, literature shows that psycho-spiritual needs are also high and they too require quick intervention to ensure...Read More
Establishing Electronic Surveillance to Support Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection
In 2015 Mount Sinai Hospital set a goal to demonstrate excellence in prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). An interdisciplinary working group comprised of nursing, physicians, Quality and Performance Management, informatics and Infection...Read More
The 5-Alpha project was a joint collaboration involving the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit (AACU), a short stay medical unit staffed by a General Internal Medicine (GIM) physician at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), and the Emergency Department (ED) at the University...Read More
Equity has been recognized as a key component of quality and a critical factor in ensuring that people reach their full health potential. Collecting and using patient‐level demographic data is now recognized as the gold standard in incorporating equity into health...Read More
Dashboards play a major role in The Ottawa Hospital's corporate performance strategy and goal of becoming a top 10% performer in quality and safety. Our leadership evaluation, including pay for performance, is based on results reported within our corporate performance...Read More
According to staff, and supported by our employee safety and engagement surveys, our culture was perceived as one of discipline (only viewed as positive by 33%); staff were afraid to bring issues forward in fear of negative reprisals. The Ottawa Hospital needed to...Read More
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