Clinical Program Integration

To ensure patients have equitable access to a coordinated system of evidence-based, high quality care, the LHIN is working to improve the integration, coordination and standardization of clinical programs.

The LHIN is working to address gaps in and duplication of service resulting in unequal access, long wait times for some surgical and diagnostic procedures, variation in care delivery, variation in quality and outcomes for patients, and unnecessary emergency department visits, admissions and readmissions.

Goals

  • Patients have access to coordinated programs that have the same approach to care delivery, the same quality standards, and are part of the continuum of care
  • Patients receive care in the most appropriate location by the most appropriate provider
  • Programs act as one program delivered across multiple sites
  • Improved clinical processes and consistent outcomes for patients
  • Increased standardization and reduction in clinical variation across providers
    • Common definitions and patient flow processes
    • Common care model and quality improvement approaches (based on leading practices)
    • Common outcomes, goals, deliverables and metrics
  • Population-based projection of need and distribution of services
  • System management of system level indicators
  • Systems to measure clinical, financial and satisfaction outcomes

The LHIN and its partners are working together to integrate the following clinical programs: