HSPN hosts a webinar series at 12 noon on the 4th Tuesday of each month.


Quadruple Aim Measures for Ontario Health Teams (Part III)

June 28th 2022 | 12 pm to 1:30 PM ET

In 2022, HSPN is hosting a series of events on Quadruple Aim Measures for Ontario Health Teams.

In June, we will review opportunities to measure health outcomes at the population and individual level using administrative and patient-reported data and how we are approaching equity in this measurement.

Come join us as Drs Kaileah McKellar, Ruth Hall and Walter Wodchis review HSPN measures for OHTs and join the discussion on how OHTs can move toward health outcome measurement in evaluating OHT initiatives.

We will review the measurement of PROMs and PREMs using the HSPN surveys to support comparable measurement across OHTs.

Quadruple Aim Measures for Ontario Health Teams (Part II)

MAY 2022

In 2022, HSPN is hosting a series of events on Quadruple Aim Measures for Ontario Health Teams. In May, we will gather for our second event focusing on Provider Experience.

Come join us as Dr Ruth Hall and Elana Commisso from HSPN review the approach to provider experience measurement and results from the Couchiching OHT.

Dr Erika Catford, Annalise Stenekes, Chris Archer and Angela Munday will share their reasons for measuring provider experience in the Couchiching OHT and to talk about the ways that they are using the results.

Come to hear about these experiences and discuss the approaches to measure and improve on provider experience at a time of great strain in health care.

Quadruple Aim Measures for Ontario Health Teams (Part I)

APRIL 2022

In 2022, we are hosting a series of events on Quadruple Aim Measures for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs): April is Patient/Client Experience Month.

Come join us as Walter Wodchis reviews the HSPN approach to patient experience measurement. Sarah Grace Bebenek and Sheila Koss from South Georgian Bay OHT will discuss their implementation of the HSPN patient experience survey with nearly 4000 respondents, and talk about how they plan to use the results in collaboration with patients and family.

Zahra Ismail, Director, Primary Care and Social Determinants at Ontario Health will discuss the strategic direction for patient reported experience measurement at Ontario Health.

Stories from the Ivory Tower

MARCH 2022

In March, we are coming out with our stories from the ivory tower of university-based evaluation of Ontario Health Teams (OHTs). Evaluators from the HSPN have spent the better part of the past year observing the development of OHTs with an aim to understand: 

  1. What factors contribute to the successful implementation and sustainability of OHTs?
  2. What adaptations are OHTs making to improve function/performance/outcomes?
  3. What are the barriers to OHTs’ successful implementation?

Join us on to engage in a discussion of these questions as they relate to the development of population health management and integrated care in Ontario with attention to selected foundational elements of the OHT model. 

Segmenting your OHT Population: Stories from the Field (Part III)


In February, we will merge our streams of population health management and stories from the field providing real-world examples in Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) of using data to better understand where, how, and for whom interventions can be directed. Examples include the raw use of hospital diagnoses through sophisticated segmentation with pre-packaged risk stratification tools. Presenters will describe their use of Intellihealth and Integrated Decision Support (IDS) resources.

Speakers will include Darren Gerson and Holly Opara from the North Toronto OHT, Lauren Tessier from Chatham Kent OHT, and Caitlin Agla from KW4 OHT. We look forward to this conversation and to uncovering the good, the bad, and the ugly in trying to use population segmentation in the real world of OHT implementation.

Using Segmentation to Support Quality Improvement


In January, we come back again to segmentation for population health management, building on the February and September 2021 webinars.

This time we will look at the new collaborative Quality Improvement Indicators and other areas for improvement across Ontario Health Teams and look at data to help understand how population segmentation can be used to design different approaches to improvement on common indicators.

Walter Wodchis (co-lead HSPN OHT evaluation) will present on the provincial view of collaborative Quality Improvement Plan indicators and how OHTs can use population segmentation to better understand and improve on cQIP measures. This is a prelude to data that HSPN will provide to support OHT cQIP ideas.

Christina Clarke (RISE population health coach) will share key principles and examples to illustrate how segmentation can be applied at the local level in focus populations to understand and identify improvement ideas  for cQIP and other areas of importance to OHTs.    

Stories from the Field (Part II)


In November, HSPN is excited for the second in a series of events that focus on sharing stories from the experience of Ontario Health Teams. At this event, we focus on a few examples of teams that are looking at ways to meaningfully engage patients and families in co-design, to develop and implement integrated strategic plans, and to create robust governance structures. We are joined by Jeff Wingard and Melissa McCallum from Greater Hamilton Health Network OHT, Melissa Sharpe-Harrigan from the Chatham Kent OHT and the Patient and Family Health Council from North York Toronto Health Partners. From the HSPN, Gaya Embuldeniya, Kaileah McKellar and Walter Wodchis will also provide insights on these OHT initiatives. This event is essential for Governance, Strategic Planning or Patient and Family Engagement.

Stories from the Field (Part I)


In October, HSPN is pleased to announce the opening of a series of events that focus on sharing stories from the experience of Ontario Health Teams. At this first event, we are focused on a few examples of teams that are looking at ways to re-organize care and design new models. We are starting with example from central and northern OHTs. Chris Archer joins us from Couchiching OHT and Colleen Neil joins from All Nations Health Partners. Walter Wodchis and Ruth Hall describe the approach to our Developmental Evaluation and our experience of observing these teams as they develop toward OHT implementation.

How Population Segmentation applies to Population Health Management


In September, we come back to the topic of population segmentation with some insights on how population segments can be built and used. Debra Chen reviews how the Canadian Institutes for Health Information (CIHI) Population Health Grouper segments the population into groups. Samantha Magnus provides an example of how the British Columbia Ministry of Health has supported the use of segmentation for the BC Health System. Rob Reid and Christina Southey describe how segmentation is being used at the front lines of care delivery in Ontario Health Teams. Come for the content and stay for the chat. We look forward to hearing how OHTs are planning care for priority populations and choosing priority populations to focus on.

Special Event: Q&A Session

JULY 2021

In July, the HSPN evaluation team will host a series of special meetings in July to answer your evaluation questions. There will be four 45-minute interactive Q&A sessions beginning at 9:05 AM, 10:05 AM, 12:05 PM, and 1:05 PM on Tuesday, July 27th. Each session will be limited to 100 attendees, in meeting-style to enable live, face-to-face discussions. These sessions will not be recorded, nor posted on our website. We will post an FAQ document following the sessions. You are asked to select up to four preferences for session times and to suggest at least one, and up to three, questions of any nature for the HSPN evaluation team. (There are no dumb questions. Please ask yours.)

How should we be evaluating integrated care?

JUNE 2021

In June, join us for a special event brought to you by the Health System Performance Network, in partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care –Canada, and Emerald Publishing. With leading practices from the Netherlands, England and Canada, we present the latest thinking in evaluation of integrated care, both locally and at the health system level.

Measuring Patient and Provider Experience: Completing the Quadruple Aim

MAY 2021

In May, we discussed the measures of provider experience and for patient experience that we recommend for use in OHTs. We heard from providers and patients to talk about experience from their own perspective.

OHT Improvement Measures for Focus Populations

APRIL 2021

In April, we took a look at improvement measures for common OHT focus populations including mental health and end of life.

OHT Improvement MeasuresWhere are OHTs starting from?

MARCH 2021

In March, we looked across all OHTs at the baseline achievement on key improvement measures. What is the range of outcomes? Is there any association with socioeconomic deprivation?

Population Health Management


In February, we explored the topic population health management. What is it? How can you use population segmentation to direct efforts? Where in the world do they do this best ? How can we do it here in Ontario?

How to Measure OHT Success: Evaluation Metrics Using the Quadruple-Aim


In January, we discussed improvement measures to be used in the evaluation of Ontario Health Teams, both provincially and locally.

OHT Implementation: A Focus on Measures for Local Evaluation


How will you use your logic model to drive local measurement and reporting? Our November 2020 webinar focused on how to do this and showcased the way in which one OHT has implemented its logic model.

The Generation of Integration: Lessons Learned in Ontario, Canada


Ontario has experienced both successes and failures in past initiatives to integrate care. Our October 2020 webinar uncovers lessons and practical advice that will help us learn from our past.

Formative Evaluation for the 1st OHT Applicant Cohort 


What are the areas of strength which OHTs can build on and where are there needs for supports? How are supports being organized to further OHT implementation?  This month’s joint HSPN/MOHLTC webinar highlights findings from surveys and interviews completed by the first cohort of OHT applicants, and includes an update from the Ministry on planned supports for the OHT initiative.

Logic Models for OHTs

FEB 2020

Interested in evaluation? Thinking about how to choose indicators and performance measures for your OHT? Do you have a logic model? Did you know you really should have one (or more)? HSPN introductory webinar to strengthen evaluation within your OHT.

OHT Evaluation


HSPN will play an important role with Ontario Health Teams in the coming years in undertaking a Central Evaluation of OHTs. An overview of the initial formative evaluation was provided at two webinars on December 17 and 19, 2019.