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 2019 Reg. L Perkin Ontario Family Physician of the Year.
On Nov. 25, 2019, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, was at the University of Toronto Mississauga to announce the Mississauga Ontario Health Team, known as Mississauga Health, as one of the first 24 teams in the province. The aim is to implement a new model of organizing and delivering health care that better connects patients and providers in their communities to improve patient outcomes.
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) has launched the priorities for the 2020/21 Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs).
Memo sent on Behalf of Susan Fitzpatrick, Interim CEO, Ontario Health
Edited introduction from QIDS-Essential: The Making and Meaning of the Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) Program
The Newswire article published November 5, 2019
By the FIfe House Foundation
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Fife House Foundation has proudly announced the opening of the Huntley Transitional Housing Program. Located in a newly renovated historic facility on Huntley Street, the program welcomed its first clients in late August.
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 found that seeing the same GP reduced the risk of an unplanned hospital admission by around 25 per cent.
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.