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Mount Sinai’s Board of Directors has seven active and engaged committees; two of them are unique and potentially of great strategic value to the organization. The Business Development Committee provides oversight for the 21.5 per cent of hospital revenues that are...Read More
Good Catch’ near miss reporting program
Mississauga Streetsville implemented the 'Good Catch' near miss reporting program. The program sensitizes staff about the importance of reporting near miss situations so that adverse or sentinel events can be prevented. Staff receive incentives through the...Read More
Renal Outpatient Electronic Documentation System
Grand River Hospital introduced Nephrocare, a renal outpatient electronic documentation system, to the out patient renal dialysis program. The system embodies the guiding principle of “one patient, one chart.” The patient’s clinical journey is...Read More
The WorkSafe Program is an initiative of the Ontario Zone CHS H.R. Department and was developed and implemented by their Occupational Health & Safety staff. The program focuses on keeping staff safe from work place injury. The strength of the WorkSafe program is...Read More
Vulnerable Population Orientation Program
Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS) developed an orientation program for new staff that provides didactic training and interactive 'on the job' supervised learning. It incorporates an extensive and comprehensive client safety orientation...Read More
LGBT toolkit – Enhancing Awareness
In collaboration with colleagues from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, the City of Toronto Long Term Care Homes and Services Division created a toolkit to guide, educate and enhance staff awareness to provide culturally competent care to...Read More
Managing Urinary Tract Infections
Based on literature research, Carefree Lodge tested the effectiveness of an algorithm for managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) for long term care residents. The algorithm provided staff with a tool which improved the quality of life for the residents, particularly...Read More
Occupational Safety System for Community Workers
The City of Toronto Homemakers and Nursing Services is the first site in Ontario to pilot the iGuard system, an occupational safety system for community workers. The city has a diverse mix of clients with mental health and addictions issues that make community workers...Read More
Pre-term Labour Screening Tool
The team is recognized for being a leader in Canada on developing and deploying a screening tool (fetal fibronectin) to identify pre-term labour. They have published their findings, and demonstrated the cost-effectiveness and social effectiveness of this approach,...Read More
Hay River Health & Social Services Authority installed a Macerator in the soiled utility room which is accessible to Long Term Care and Acute Care units. The high-pressure spray arms which had been used to cleanse bedpans and urinals in the patient bathrooms were...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 an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge-sharing resource and serves to recognize innovative practices that have been submitted and have undergone a review by peer reviewers. Leading Practices are shared with the public, policymakers and organizations who are interested in improving and making real quality and health system changes.
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