CTV News Article published July 19, 2017. Article in full pasted below. Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press TORONTO - A small proportion of Ontario doctors who treat people battling opioid addictions prescribe the majority of the medications used to treat the disorder, a study has found, raising concerns about the quality of patient care and access to therapy.
Effectiveness of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) in a Primary Care Setting:Study
Published in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, May 2017 Abstract Objective/Background: Primary care is where many patients with insomnia first ask for professional help. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the recommended treatment for chronic insomnia. Although CBT-I’s efficacy is well established, its effectiveness in real-life primary care has seldom been investigated.
Calling all AFHTO Members to shine a light on your team’s accomplishments. Nominate an outstanding team or individual for a “Bright Lights” Award by July 26, 2017.
The “Bright Lights” Awards recognize leadership, outstanding work and significant progress being made to improve the value delivered by interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario. Select award recipients will receive an education grant valued at $3,000. “Bright Lights” Award recipients are:
Published in CMAJ Open, click here for the full article.
Today’s release of Data to Decisions (D2D) 4.1 contains early signals that variation in performance between teams is decreasing. Reducing variation is an important goal in quality improvement.
On January 18, 2017, The Change Foundation announced their Changing CARE partnerships, the result of a search launched in summer 2016 for Ontario health care delivery or service organizations willing to create new and innovative partnerships with family caregivers to improve their experience in Ontario’s health and community care systems.
AFHTO congratulates physicians in our member family health teams who were recognized on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2016 President’s Installation and Awards Ceremony. These include outgoing president Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newberry of Marathon FHT and OCFP’s new president, Dr.
Article published in Annals of Family Medicine on November 14, 2016 The accompanying news release and abstract are shown below. One in six patients in Ontario does not belong to an organized primary care practice, new research suggests.
Congratulations to Anna Gibson-Olajos and Meghan Peters, who were awarded Poster of Distinction at Health Quality Ontario's Health Quality Transformation conference on October 20, 2016. Their poster Because You Care: Using Your EMR Data to Save Lives tells the story of how D2D helped the Powassan and Area Family Health Team (PAAFHT) identify a serious issue in their data quality for colorectal cancer screening rates.