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Ontario’s 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) operate at the hub of the health care system receiving thousands of referrals a day from hospitals and community sources such as family practices and clients or their caregivers and connect them: to in-home...Read More
Central CCAC’s Medication Management Support Services is an award-winning, collaborative model of delivering medication reconciliation to clients. Its objective is to address medication management issues early in the intervention process in order to achieve...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
The Emergency Response Messenger System (ERMS) is a pilot project offered by MB Health Disaster Management to regional health authorities in the spring of 2010. It has vastly improved the ability of the Assiniboine RHA to respond to any disaster or emergency. Two...Read More
The Central CCAC Home First program is funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to transition alternate level of care (ALC) patients with complex care needs from hospital to home. Since its launch in September 2009, the Home First program has...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
To facilitate continuity of care and improve communications with family physicians, we engaged a team of Information Technology staff and representatives of community physicians to design a better system to inform family physicians as to when a patient makes an ER...Read More
On weekends, physiotherapy work is focused mainly on assessing and treating complex respiratory problems for which early mobilization and basic respiratory interventions are not enough. Since 2005, the increase in requests for treatment has necessitated moving from...Read More
Antimicrobial stewardship is a patient safety practice of ensuring that antimicrobials are utilized appropriately to optimize clinical outcomes, prevent development of resistant organisms, avoid adverse drug effects, and minimize costs. The Mount Sinai...Read More
Relationship Centered Care has a primary focus of all staff establishing relationships with residents of Salem Home. The implementation of how care is provided is based on autonomy in decision-making (determining rising time and bedtimes, bathing schedules, menu...Read More
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