January 20, 2020
Excerpt from CBC News, published December 10, 2019 By Jennifer Lee   A new report by the Health Quality Council of Alberta reveals two Alberta primary care clinics — using an alternative funding model for doctors — are saving the health-care system millions of dollars a year. HQCA studied 10
January 06, 2020
Healthcare Quarterly 22(3) October 2019   Abstract This article examines three family health teams (FHTs) in different Ontario communities that exemplify the features of a Patient's Medical Home (PMH), a vision developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. With PMH supports and
December 16, 2019
Join CMHA, AMHO, and AFHTO for a 2ND of a 4-part webinar series on community and primary care QI projects and initiatives with a focus on mental health and addiction. In preparation for Ontario Health Teams, learn about opportunities for collaboration with your local mental health and addiction
December 02, 2019
AFHTO congratulates physicians in our member family health teams who were recognized on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2019 Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all those recognized this year: Dr. Jocelyn Charles of Sunnybrook Academic FHT, named
November 20, 2019
The current healthcare landscape poses pressure to modernize health care delivery, striving for an integrated, higher-quality patient-centred model. Digital health tools, when designed, deployed and maintained to meet user needs, play an important role in enhancing patient and provider experience,
November 06, 2019
The chances of a patient with a serious mental illness ending up in hospital because of their condition are reduced by almost 40 per cent if they have a care plan, according to the research. The study, which tracked 20,000 patients with a severe mental illness through the healthcare system, also
November 06, 2019
Professional communication networks — described by researchers as “face-to-face interaction about patient care among the health care professionals in a primary care team” — may improve job satisfaction, according to survey results published in Annals of Family Medicine. “Team-based care is the
June 26, 2019
Innovation in Ontario's Family Health Teams: How Palliative and Coordinated Care Programs are Filling Service Gaps and Keeping Patients at Home  Article published in Healthcare Quarterly Today on June 25, 2019 Authors: Monica Aggarwal, University of Toronto;  Helen Cluett, Prince Edward FHT;
June 26, 2019
Aging at Home: A Portrait of Home-Based Primary Care across Canada Article published in Healthcare Quarterly  in April 2019 Authors: Sabrina Akhtar, University of Toronto Mayura Loganathan, Mount Sinai FHT Mark Nowaczynski,University of Toronto Samir Sinha,University of Toronto, UHN Amanda
February 25, 2019
We are the advocate, network and resource for team-based primary care in Ontario The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) works to support the implementation and growth of primary care teams by promoting best practices, sharing lessons learned, and advocating on behalf of all
January 07, 2019
The Niagara Region has been experiencing an increased demand for emergen­cy health services, which places non-sustainable demand on available resources. Niagara Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) engaged in strategic program development to address low acuity mental health and addictions calls in the
December 17, 2018
AFHTO members have identified follow-up after hospitalization as a key area of focus for better patient outcomes. Delivering timely, team-based follow-up is also an important way to demonstrate the value of primary care teams to Ontario's health system. It's been an indicator in D2D  since the