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Governance principles for primary care teams

Family Health Teams and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics  have matured over the 5 – 9 years that each organization has been in existence. Contracts between MOHLTC and FHTs expire on March 31, 2016, with this comes the opportunity to develop a much more mature and meaningful approach to governing these organizations, from the Ministry and through to the board of each FHT and NPLC, to deliver high-quality primary care and improve the health of people in the communities served.

AFHTO 2014 Conference: In Partnership with Patients

  • “Nothing about me without me.” At the close of the AFHTO 2014 Conference, Dr Tia Pham, lead physician at the South East Toronto FHT, reminded the audience of these famous words on patient partnership from Don Berwick, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
  • “It’s the patient’s experience that counts.” Concluding comments from Dr Joshua Tepper, CEO of Health Quality Ontario and physician at the St.

AFHTO 2014 Conference: Theme 7 - Clinical innovations in comprehensive primary care

Theme Description: Interprofessional comprehensive primary care is the foundation of a sustainable responsive health care system in Ontario. Primary care teams work with patients to develop clinical services that respond to the expectations and needs of their patient population. This theme is focused on the comprehensive aspect of primary care.

AFHTO calls for quick action on government’s Primary Care Guarantee

800 Primary Care Providers meet in Toronto to share best practices and push for enhanced primary care.

Toronto, ON (October 16, 2014): The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) called for the Wynne government to take quick action to implement one of its election commitments: a guarantee that every Ontarian has access to primary care. “The evidence is in.

AFHTO launches Data to Decisions 1.0: comparing measures across teams for the first time

Data to Decisions 1.0: Advancing Primary Care (D2D 1.0) is the tangible result of our collective “get started” effort in team-based performance measurement across the AFHTO membership. D2D 1.0 is a summary of primary care data that are currently available, comparable and mean the most to AFHTO members in their efforts to advance quality of care for their patients. AFHTO members can access D2D 1.0 in the Members Only website.

Data to Decisions 1.0 report launches TODAY! Join the Webinar Today (Oct 1, 4 – 5 pm) or tomorrow (Oct 2, 12-1 pm)

The on-line tool -- Data to Decisions 1.0: Advancing Primary Care (D2D 1.0) – has been posted on the AFHTO’s members-only website. D2D 1.0 is a summary of primary care data that are currently available, comparable and mean the most to AFHTO members in their efforts to advance quality of care for their patients.  The report displays data submitted anonymously by 50 teams.  It can be used by ALL members – whether or not your team has contributed data.