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.

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