Learning From Health Links - Integrating Care in the Ontario Context
Health Links offers a paradigm shift in Ontario Health Policy from sector-based funding and regulation to a ‘low-rules’ environment where care is organized around patient needs across sectors. Integrating care however is not something that comes naturally in health care. This day will illuminate the ways that exemplar Health Links are integrating care and how these groups have evolved over time and are developing into the future. Research from the HSPRN will highlight how we should consider measuring the implementation and success of Health Links at the local level and in the health system. This symposium builds on prior symposia on integrated care and caring for people with multimorbidity hosted by the HSPRN. 
December 2, 2014.

08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast and Orientation

08:45 - 09:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:00 - 10:00 HSPRN White Paper Series on Health Links
a.       Learning from ACOs
b.      A perspective from early adopter (Health Links)

10:00 - 10:30 Refreshment Break

10:30 - 11:30 Developing Case Studies of Health Links:  Understanding Context (Dr. Jenna M. Evans and Agnes Grudniewicz)

1.     Understanding the Context for Integrating Care in Health Link

2.    LHIN experience and prospects for managing Health Links

11:30 - 13:00 Learning from Exemplars - Facilitated by Dr. G. Ross Baker
1.     Guelph Health Link (Ross Kirkconnell and Jennifer Mackie)

2.    North York Health Link (Jennifer Bowman and Tory Merritt)
13:00 - 13:30 Reflecti
ons from the MOHLTC Transformation Secretariat (David Lamb)

13:30 - 13:45 Summary and Closing Remarks from Dr. Walter Wodchis 

13:45 - Lunch


St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre
The Conservatory Suite, 16th Floor
150 King St W, Toronto ON M5H 1J9


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