System Integration

Voices From The Path Project on The Power of Co-Design

As PATH rolls out, several participants share their thoughts on using experience-based co-design to shift local healthcare culture. They represent PATH’s various project element teams, including Aging Well, Transition Coaching and Person-Centred Care. Highlights: Sheri McKeen, Central East CCAC’s outreach team member: “It has brought back my passion for why I’m in healthcare.” Ralph Curtis, patient: “I have More >

CCO Navigator Tanyia Cavers on Connecting the Dots for Patients (Part 2)

In this video (part 2 of 2), Tanyia Cavers of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) describes her work as a nurse navigator at Lakeridge Health – providing  communication, coordination and continuity for patients and their families moving through the system.  Her central priority, she says, is to empower them so they can make informed decisions. Cavers More >

Highlights of Change, Annual Report 2009-2012: Microsite

The streamlined roundup outlines how we’ve put our ideas to work and into play, as the Foundation wrapped up one strategic plan — focused on health integration– and began to implement another — centred on improving the healthcare experience. Highlights of Change points to an array of popular resources and events produced by the Foundation, More >

Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (Path): Northumberland

This brief backgrounder provides basic project details for The Change Foundation’s announcement of the Northumberland Community Partnership as the winner of its $3-million investment in a trail-blazing project: PATH – Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare: A first with Ontario patients. The Northumberland Community Partnership unites 12 health and social care organizations with seniors and caregivers More >

Daryl Bell on Value of Adding Patient Voice To Healthcare Reform

In this video interview, Daryl Bell, Kingston General Hospital’s Chaplain and Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Council, says: “Patients are the only ones who can tell us how our system really works. They are the only ones who know if they feel safe, if information was understandable, if tests and procedures were explained to them, and if More >

Eleanor Rivoire on Working with Patients to Truly Shift Healthcare Culture

In this video interview, Eleanor Rivoire, Senior VP Clinical Administration and Professional Practice and Chief Nursing Executive at Kingston General Hospital shares her hospital’s inspiring journey to implement patient-centred reforms. Since 2009, the hospital has taken great strides in partnering with patients to improve care; all grounded in its bold KGH 2015: Strategy for Outstanding More >

Jennifer Dee On Using Her Bad Healthcare Experience to Make a Difference

In this video interview, Jennifer Dee, Patient Experience Advisor at Kingston General Hospital’s says: “All of us just want to ensure that whoever arrives at KGH after us has a better (patient) experience and outcome than we personally had.” In 1997, Jennifer contracted C-difficile at KGH, and subsequently got involved to use her own harrowing More >

Inside Queen’s Park, February 1, 2012

In an interview with Inside Queen’s Park, The Change Foundation’s CEO, Cathy Fooks comments on the Ontario government’s new Action Plan to Transform Healthcare. Fooks cautions that the true test of some of the positive reforms outlined, such as including Family Health Teams under LHINs to better integrate primary care, will rely on effective implementation. More >

Policy Issues

The health and healthcare policy issues described below are The Change Foundation’s domain, reflecting our mission to support an integrated healthcare system in Ontario and better experiences for the people using it. We’ve categorized the interconnected issues under broad headings so you can easily find what you want. And so you don’t miss anything from More >

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