Ontario Health Teams (OHT), a path-breaking initiative taken by the Ontario government to end hallway health care is slowly taking shape. This new healthcare system will focus on delivering connected care centered around patients and their families. Through OHT, doctors, hospitals, community and home care providers will be able to collaborate and deliver integrated care no matter where they are located. As a result, the idea of a connected team helping patients traverse the healthcare system is paving way for modern healthcare innovation.

The Ministry of Health started the process of shortlisting applicants with an open call for self-assessment for Ontario Health Teams. Consequently, based on the self-assessment forms, the teams were classified on their level of readiness. In total, 31 teams were deemed to be well-positioned for completing the full application. Here’s the list of the 31 teams invited for full-application for Ontario Health Teams.

Ontario Health Teams – Locations

Ontario Health Teams – Full Application List
Location Team Name (Provisional)
Hunstville Muskoka and Area OHT
Oakville Connected Care Halton OHT
Orangeville Hills of Headwater
Toronto – North West North Toronto OHT
Richmond Hill West York OHT
Toronto/North York North York Central Health System OHT
Newmarket Southlake Community OHT
Orillia Couchiching OHT
Markham Eastern York Region and North Durham OHT
Barrie Great Barrie Area OHT
Guelph Guelph and Area OHT
Mississauga Mississauga OHT
Brampton Brampton, Bramalea, North Etobicoke, Malton and West Woodbridge OHT
Peterborough PeterboroughOHT
Ottawa Ottawa Health Team/Équipe Santé Ottawa
Cobourg NorthumberlandOHT
Ottawa – East ÉSO Ottawa-Est/Ottawa East OHT
Oshawa Durham OHT
Kenora All Nations Health Partners OHT(Kenora)
North Bay Near North Health and Wellness OHT
Sault Ste. Marie Algoma OHT
Sudbury Équipe Santé Sudbury and Districts OHT
Toronto – North East North Toronto  OHT
Toronto/East York East Toronto Health Partners
Hamilton Hamilton OHT
Burlington Burlington OHT
Stratford Huron Perth and Area OHT
London Western OHT(London)
Chatham-Kent Chatham Kent OHT
Cambridge Cambridge OHT
Niagara Falls Niagara OHT

Apart from 31 full applications, 41 other applications were deemed in-development after readiness assessment. The number of Ontario health teams is expected to increase with time, and therefore the vision of a web of connected healthcare teams oriented towards patient-centered care is bound to help end hallway care in Ontario.

Keeping this goal in mind, Corolar FHIR Server for Microsoft Teams is helping ease the transition for healthcare teams to a more integrated approach to care by extending patient data from EHRs to Teams. Corolar FHIR Server, therefore, enables care-coordination, clinical consults, secure messaging, telehealth and much more for Ontario Health Teams. To learn more about our solutions for Ontario Health Teams click here or book a meeting with our healthcare specialist here.