Hospitals’ Internal Accountability

The dominant dimensions of accountability in Ontario hospitals have traditionally been based on financial and quality performance... Not surprisingly, external reporting accountabilities and funding tied to specific performance measures (e.g., wait times) are prioritized over other indicators that do not have incentives or accountability contracts attached. 

Externally, selected measures are required to be reported to a variety of bodies, including the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), local health integration networks (LHINs), Health Quality Ontario (HQO), the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). As noted by Kromm and colleagues (2014), these measures are often not fully aligned.

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Aspiring to a new standard of healthcare for Canada

The fragmentation of health information is a major inhibitor of collaboration between health providers. Download the full report here.


Breakfast with the Chiefs - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Toronto, ON

Can innovation (1) improve care for patients (2) strengthen the healthcare system and (3) save money?

Dr. Jack Kitts, Dr. Barry McLellan, Dr. Kevin Smith and Leslee Thompson





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