Updates

Connected Care Update

April 3, 2019

Join Minister Elliott for a Telephone Town Hall

Today, Ontario takes another step toward building a modern and connected public health care system by announcing how health care providers and organizations can come together to become an Ontario Health Team.

You're invited to join Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, for a Telephone Town Hall about the government's plan to modernize Ontario's public health care system, centred on the needs of patients, families and caregivers.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.

Participants:
Toll-free number: 1-855-340-1607
Participant passcode: 7177840#

Save the Date: Stakeholder Technical Webinar

A walk-through of the Ontario Health Teams and Guidance Document.

When: Friday, April 5, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

Ontario Health Teams

The government is building a connected health care system to improve the patient, family and caregiver experience. These changes will make it easier for them to navigate the system. Having health care providers work more closely together will take the guesswork out of transitions, where we know patients often feel lost and unsupported.

Ontario Health Teams are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering services in local communities. Under Ontario Health Teams, the health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) will work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care. These teams will support patient care where and when they need it, and help them transition from one health care provider to another seamlessly.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has provided resources to support health care providers and organizations to become an Ontario Health Team.

Becoming an Ontario Health Team

Changing the way care is delivered will take time and dedication from all system partners.

Below are some important dates for Ontario Health Teams applicants:

Assessment process Dates

Open call for self-assessments

April 3, 2019

Deadline to submit self-assessments

May 15, 2019

Selected groups will be invited to submit a full application

June 3, 2019

Deadline to submit full applications

July 12, 2019

Announce Ontario Health Team early adopters

Fall 2019

The ministry will continue to accept, assess and evaluate groups interested in becoming an Ontario Health Team

Future deadlines will be announced

Throughout this process, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will continue to accept, assess and evaluate groups who are interested in becoming an Ontario Health Team.

Please see health.gov.on.ca for more resources to support you on your journey to becoming an Ontario Health Team. We will continue adding resources to this page as they become available.

Additional Resources

To learn more about system modernization, visit ontario.ca/connectedcare.

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