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Opioids Clinical Primer

In collaboration with Ontario’s six medical schools, Machealth has launched a new online learning program designed to help Canadain health professionals better understand their role in the management of the ongoing opioid crisis. The program addresses common challenges in the management of chronic pain, with a specific focus on risk reduction when prescribing opioids, as well as a focused look at preventing opioid use disorder and overdoses.

Evaluation of the McMaster Family Health Team: results and practical implications for quality improvement

By Laila Nasser, Alix Stosic, David Price; McMaster FHT Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the McMaster Family Health Team (MFHT) as part of a Continuous Quality Improvement initiative using a set of provincial performance metrics to demonstrate which measures of assessment are actually clinically meaningful in context and where system-level changes might be implemented to improve operational practice.

CBC profiles Marathon FHT's Bright Lights Award for Safer Opioid Prescription (HARMS) Program

CBC News article published on November 27, 2018 By CBC News A clinic in a small northwestern Ontario town is enjoying some recognition after taking a chance on an unusual approach to opioid prescription. For the past several years, the Marathon Family Health Team, located in Marathon, Ont., has required urine drug tests of every patient prescribed opioids for chronic pain.

Perinatal Mental Health Webcast Series

The Perinatal Mental Health Team at Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to promote a Three-Part Educational Webcast Series (Fall 2018)* in partnership with Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). Part 1: The Good Enough Parent: Psychodynamics of the perinatal period Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 12  – 1 p.m. EST Presented by: Sharon Szmuilowicz, MD, FRCPC This event will discuss the natural transitions that occur for a parent from pre-conception to parenthood that can create or contribute to mental health issues.

IPAC-CEO and PHO Education Day 2018

Crisis Alert - IPAC Needed When a crisis happens often people don't realize the implications for Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) or what steps to take. Learn from colleagues who have experienced a crisis and used their IPAC knowledge to resolve a risky situation. Join Public Health Ontario for a day of networking with IPAC colleagues and also industry partners.

Reflections on Using Data for Improvement

Reflections on Using Data for Improvement Thursday, December 6, 2018 | Noon to 1pm (EST)  Dr. Tara Kiran shares her experiences of using data, and listening to patients, to support quality improvement initiatives in primary care and reflects on how her learnings may be relevant to other sectors. Speakers: Dr. Tara Kiran Family Physician, St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and Fidani Chair in Improvement and Innovation, University of Toronto Opening Remarks: Dr.