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Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Hospital 2 Home team consists of regulated health professionals who partner with patients to develop coordinated care plans based on what is most important to the patient, and what is most concerning to the patient about their health....Read More
Providence Health Care (PHC) is unique in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia with respect to patient involvement on education materials for patients and families. Other hospitals may have patient input in creating specific education material, as do we, but we are...Read More
Not every relationship was meant to be. Sometimes, that can be the case even between a patient and a physician. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, what can be done? This was an issue to be investigated by the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at Thunder Bay...Read More
In Ontario there are three provincially funded cancer screening programs for breast, cervical and colorectal. The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP) developed the Cancer Screening Hotline in 2013, a service that supports navigation of individuals to...Read More
Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including certain cancers. The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP) supports smoking cessation for patients and families with a Tobacco Support Coach (TSC)....Read More
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission "calls upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health-care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers...Read More
Closing the gaps in the circle of care through system integration in the Cath lab setting Organization: Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Through systems integration we have been able to link patient monitoring with nursing and physician structured reporting documentation as one continuous record during the patient journey through a Cath lab setting of Preparation/Intra-procedural and Post procedural...Read More
Description of Leading Practice:The Toxicity Assessment Clinic (TAC) stared November 1, 2016 in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. The goals of this clinic are to 1) improve and provide access to care for cancer patients experiencing toxicity symptoms related...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
Improving the Efficiency of the Surgical Operating Room on Weeknights and Weekends: A Kaizen-LEAN Approach at Montfort Hospital
Based on the LEAN methodology, the Kaizen 6 surgical program at Montfort Hospital aims to improve the efficiency of the operating room on weeknights and weekends. Begun in 2015 by the Executive Committee and the Directors with the input of a patient-partner, the...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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