Ontario Health Teams

Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Under OHTs, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) will work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care. We are developing a range of supports for OHTs including practice guides, measurement tools and an approach to evaluating Ontario Health Teams.

ADVANCE Program of Supports 

As one of the Ministry’s Central Support Programs to OHTs, our ADVANCE faculty has redesigned our Programs to support your leadership team virtually.

What’s New in Evaluation?

Click below to read our most recent Ontario Health Teams Central Evaluation Results

What’s Next?

🗓 Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Topic: What is a Learning Health System?

This month we introduce a series on the Learning Health System (LHS) . This approach blends research with health care operations to speed the generation, synthesis, uptake, and refinement of evidence to improve population health, equity, patient experience, health workforce sustainability, and affordability. We introduce the LHS Action Framework describing how research and health care operations are linked and enacted in a comprehensive LHS approach to advance population health and health equity. Maureen Smith and Rob Reid will join Walter Wodchis to engage in discussion about this approach to health system improvement. Many are talking about the Learning Health System. What does it mean to you? Join the conversation at this month’s event.

Our Latest

🗓 Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Topic: Furthering our Understanding of Equity in the Ontario Health System

Join us this month as we address five distinct health equity-related questions identified by the Ministry of Health. These relate to research questions like how to measure health equity for health system performance and what types of data are needed to drive local health equity-oriented programming? And to health system delivery questions such as whether there are disparities in the use of virtual care or the care for individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes. Leveraging multiple data collection methods and analytical methods, each question was answered using collaborative efforts aimed at unravelling nuanced insights into health disparities within Ontario’s health systems. Through sharing our findings, we hope to illuminate the landscape of health equity in Ontario, fostering informed discussions and paving the way for potential improvements within the broader health system.

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