June 02, 2020
Primary care continues to step up and ensure our patients get the care they need. From the beginning of this pandemic to now as the province transitions to re-opening services, teams have rapidly been adapting to change. It is important that innovative
April 22, 2020
Available in BMC Family Practice, published April 15, 2020 Authors: Ruta Valaitis – McMaster University     Laura Cleghorn - McMaster FHT Lisa Dolovich – McMaster FHT Gina Agarwal  – McMaster FHT Jessica Gaber - McMaster FHT Derelie Mangin - McMaster FHT Doug Oliver – McMaster FHT Fiona
April 08, 2020
Created by Ontario Palliative Care Network  Updated March 26, 2020    Resource includes:  Support for Difficult Discussions, and Crisis Communication Symptom management End-of-life Care Digital Platforms Additional Resources
April 08, 2020
Created by Ontario Palliative Care Network  Updated March 26, 2020    Resource includes:  Prioritizing Palliative Care Delivery Human resources Access to beds Access to medications and equipment Psychosocial, grief and bereavement support Clinician safety and support
March 24, 2020
Longwoods article published Mar. 23, 2020 By Thuy-Nga (Tia) Pham, Jeff Powis, Mark Fam, Ian Fraser and Anne Wojtak In the 17 years since the SARS crisis, Ontario has invested in our public health system and improved connections across the healthcare system to better respond ‘as one.’ Although we
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