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Patients discharged after an acute episode of care such as an emergency department visit or inpatient unit stay are at an elevated risk of negative outcomes such as readmission, self-harm and suicide. Many of these patients experience long wait times when trying to...Read More
Implementation of Gynecologic Oncology Initiated Genetic Testing for Patients with High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer (OC) affects 1 in 69 Canadian women, with a five year survival rate of 44%.1 Based on existing literature, up to 20% of high grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSOC) are due to a germline mutation in an OC predisposing gene, most notably BRCA1 and BRCA2...Read More
Our Patient and Family Advisory Council Story: Six Years of Sustaining Strategic Continuous Quality Improvement through Patient and Family Engagement
The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) - Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program implemented an approach to advance patient engagement by partnering with patient and family advisors to create a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). In 2010,...Read More
Qmentum standards address the importance of developing ethics frameworks, creating ethics capacity and ensuring appropriate assignment and monitoring of ethics issues. In 2005 Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) created an Ethics Consultation Team, training volunteer...Read More
Police are often called for social service-related issues, ongoing crisis incidents and mental health issues involving children and youth. These children and youth are at risk of becoming ‘justice-involved’ if they do not get help for underlying mental illness,...Read More
Suicide Prevention: A Model of Standardized Identification and Management of Suicide Risk Across the Care Continuum
As a lead agency in providing adult mental health care services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare (SJHH) intends for suicide to be a never event. To realize this intention, SJHH has created and implemented a system wide, standardized approach to suicide risk identification and...Read More
Hospital capacity pressure and admitted patient flow is a persistent challenge across Canada, with every province experiencing an increase in Emergency Department length-of-stay (EDLOS) for admitted patients in 2016/17. In June 2018, Niagara Health (NH) utilized a...Read More
In 2011, Niagara Health (NH) established an Injury Prevention Program as the organization was struggling to keep people healthy at work and return people who were unable to perform the essential duties of their jobs. Niagara Health and their bargaining unit...Read More
In 2012, prior to consolidation of inpatient and psychiatric emergency services at the new St. Catharines Site (SCS) hospital, the Mental Health and Addictions Program launched a Telemedicine Service through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). The Service was...Read More
Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are transforming how organizations use data to guide strategy, operations and point in time decision making. We have designed and implemented a comprehensive, interactive and integrated enterprise BI solution at SickKids to...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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