The LHIN (I)Deal: Integrated Healthcare = Better Patient Experience

March 7, 2014 Download "The LHIN I(DEAL): Integrated Healthcare = Better Patient Experience"

In January 2014, The Foundation submitted in writing to the Standing Committee on Social policy reviewing the (2006) Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA).

We argue that while the committee has a mandate to review the legislation that governs LHINs, it should focus on Ontario’s broader policy context when asking whether LHINs have been effective. If reforms focus only on LHIN structure, little progress will be made. LHINs have evolved and shutting them down would probably waste money and effort. Local and regional planning can’t be housed at Queen’s Park.

We present top recommendations from our 2011 Winning Conditions setting out fundamental patient-centred health reforms needed: strong governance, aligned funding, quality performance and good information management.

Also see: Loud & Clear.

WHAT’S BEING SAID

All three hospitals in our first case studies report understood the power of stories to unite patients, families and professionals & remind them of the reasons they want to improve care. Learn more about the hospitals profiled in the case studies: bit.ly/2Stemsl pic.twitter.com/qXkJiPW1ep