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The GAP tool is structured as a patient self-care management tool. It is written in patient-friendly terms and provides the patient and family with a plan of care to be shared with their family physician post discharge. It is a simple but effective tool that is used...Read More
The objective of The Ottawa Hospital Social Work Mentoring Program is to provide a formalized, organizationally supported opportunity for social work staff to build skills, reduce isolation, and to increase insight into practice through developmental self-reflection....Read More
When The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) embarked on its' Journey to Realizing Excellence in 2009, a fundamental component was to establish a performance evaluation system that would align the efforts of our frontline leaders, to our Directors, to our Vice Presidents and CEO to...Read More
When The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) embarked on its' Journey to Realizing Excellence in 2009, a fundamental component was to provide its' leaders with the knowledge and skills that are required to ensure we meet our goal of becoming one of the top 10% performers in Quality...Read More
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) has made the innovative decision to utilize two ethics frameworks that are uniquely tailored to address ethical decision making at differing levels: clinical and organizational. The Clinical Ethics Framework used is referred to as the IDEA...Read More
This University of Ottawa Heart Institute program is the largest acute home monitoring program in Canada, which uses a home monitor that transmits vital signs, weight, PO2, ECG etc., via phone lines. This makes it particularly useful for elderly patients living in...Read More
As part of its commitment to providing safe and exceptional care The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) has implemented Hourly Rounding on twenty eight inpatient units. Hourly Rounding is “a systematic, proactive nurse-driven, evidence-based intervention” that is designed to...Read More
The Ottawa Model is the only clinical tobacco cessation program of its kind in Canada that systematically identifies, treats and follows smokers over the long term in hospitals, primary care clinics, and other outpatient settings. The University of Ottawa Heart...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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