This research-based position paper provides recommendations to effectively link mental health and addiction services with the rest of the health system, in particular primary care.
A discussion paper on system integration as it affects Community Health Centres, it includes a framework to better understand integration, principles and values to guide integration, an assessment of the integration landscape
This research report from the Mowat Centre highlights different approaches to integration that have been developed, outlines challenges and benefits of each, and makes recommendations on the way forward in the current climate of fiscal restraint in Ontario.
A position paper from the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFT) proposing a hubs of care approach motivated by concern that the Excellent Care for All Act may lead LHINs to impose governance structures.
This article addresses integrated information management and technology as a component of any effective integration.
Imagine a healthcare model where the clinician who meets you before your hospital procedure, cares for you while you’re in the hospital, and manages your recovery at home is the same person. Imagine having access to that person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That when you have a concern, you get real answers and expert clinical care when you need it most. Imagine your home care and hospital clinicians communicating with you and with each other seamlessly so that everyone is always on the same page when it comes to your health. That is Integrated Coordinated Care.
Describes the successes and challenges of a pilot project to directly link St. Joseph’s hospital care with home care.
This Technical Brief is intended as a practical aid for people involved in discussions about “integrated health services”.
In the following discussion paper, the authors explore the intellectual territory of integrated care, and underscore the need for a patient- centric imperative and meaning.
This is a manual on integration for the South West LHIN that includes all information on integration. Areas covered include what is integration, who can be involved, levels and types of integration, tools, role of LHIN staff and other key areas related to integration.