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    Engaging in priority setting about primary and integrated healthcare innovations in Canada

    Provincial and territorial ministries of health have made significant investments in primary healthcare reform over recent years to improve access, quality, continuity of care, cost, satisfaction and health outcomes. Interdisciplinary team-based care, networks with streamlined care pathways, the use of h...

    Identifying risk and protective factors for quality clinical practice

    We identified two overviews of systematic reviews, 18 systematic reviews and 17 primary studies from our searches that were relevant to the questions posed. The primary studies address the first question about risk factors for unsafe clinical practice, and both of the overviews and all of the systematic ...

    Examining the impacts of accountable care organizations on patient experience, population health and costs

    Strengthening Ontario’s health system is important for achieving the triple aim outcomes of: 1) improving the patient experience of care; 2) improving population health; and 3) keeping per capita costs of healthcare manageable.(3-4) Strengthening the system is particularly important for patients with c...

    Fostering an organizational culture supportive of evidence-informed policymaking

    We identified a total of 21 relevant documents by searching Health Systems Evidence and running targeted searches in PubMed, with the search strategy for these databases detailed in Box 2. A document was included when it directly addressed the question posed for this rapid synthesis (i.e., it was specifi...

    Creating a rapid-learning health system in Ontario

    Ontario has both a health system and a research system that are increasingly putting patients and rapid learning and improvement at their centre. For the health system, a recent notable example of such efforts was the Patients First Act 2016 which, among other things, mandated the creation of Patient and...

    Creating rapid-learning health systems in Canada

    The 14 jurisdictions include one federal/national/panCanadian jurisdiction, 10 provincial jurisdictions, and three territorial jurisdictions. The first of these jurisdictions includes both areas of federal government responsibility for providing healthcare – most notably for Indigenous peoples, militar...

    Learning from the Experience of Accountable Care Organizations in the US

    In February 2019, the Government of Ontario revealed its plans to reform the Ontario health system. The plans include the amalgamation of the province’s six provincial agencies (i.e., Cancer Care Ontario, Health Quality Ontario, eHealth Ontario, Trillium Gift of Life Network, Health Shared Services Ont...

    Examining the role of coaching in health-system transformations

    OHTs are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more integrated from the perspective of the patients in their local communities, and that achieves measurable improvements in key quadruple-aim metrics of improving care experiences and health outcomes at manageable ...

    Issue brief: Engaging Civil Society in Supporting Research Use in Health Systems

    While the term “civil society” is in widespread use in many countries, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, in some countries (such as Canada) the terms “voluntary organization,” “non-governmental organization,” and “advocacy group” are much more commonly used.(1) The term ...

    Evidence brief: strengthening chronic disease management in Ontario

    This evidence brief mobilizes both global and local research evidence about a problem, three options for addressing the problem, and key implementation considerations. Whenever possible, the evidence brief summarizes research evidence drawn from systematic reviews of the research literature and occasiona...