Breakfast of Champions Quality Series
Knowledge Transfer Sessions
To encourage innovation, promote quality and support sharing of best practices, Central LHIN hosts regular knowledge transfer sessions as part of our Breakfast of Champions Quality Series. These sessions are offered in a variety of formats including breakfast meetings and webinars. We engage a broad range of knowledgeable presenters and guests to create a vibrant setting for health care professionals to network with one another.
Embedding Quality in Our Planning
Central LHIN is committed to working together with our health service providers, stakeholders and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to ensure that the residents of Central LHIN have access to quality health care.
The Ontario Health Quality Council’s attributes of a high-performing health system are embedded within Central LHIN’s capability areas and planning priorities and will guide the development of future quality measures at the system level.
Here’s how we incorporate the attributes into our planning:
- Integrated: Integration is one of our key strategic outcomes and inherent in the role of our LHIN. We will continue to look to integration to ensure that patients experience a seamless continuum of care and to improve system efficiencies.
- Patient Centered: We will promote patient- and family-centered care and culturally appropriate programs.
- Accessible: We will continue to support the right care, at the right time, in the right place, and expand programs in underserviced areas to strive for equitable access.
- Appropriately Resourced: We will support evidence-based, best practice programs. Criteria for funding approvals will include a focus on sustainability and cost effectiveness.
- Effective/Efficient: We will look to leverage our health service provider accountability agreements to achieve the best possible results. We will make sure that new funded projects and services have a rigorous evaluation component to ensure they improve the overall quality of the system, the patient experience and health outcomes.
- Equitable: We will consider our health equity priority in all our planning decisions and analyze the potential impact of program or policy changes on health disparities and/or health disadvantaged populations. We will work with our providers to create robust health service provider-specific equity programs.
- Safe: We will participate in and foster quality improvement and risk management programs that are geared towards ensuring safe health care within our region. We will participate and collaborate with other LHINs to implement and evaluate a population based quality program.
- Population Based: Our plans and strategies are based on our current and projected demographics and focus on improving population health. We will focus on our Francophone and Indigenous populations through targeted engagement to identify needs and promote culturally appropriate programs and services.
In addition, as part of our commitment to quality, Central LHIN will continue to collaborate with other LHINs to measure, monitor and improve system quality.
Specifically we will work together to implement a shared quality framework called Triple Aim, which focuses on population health.