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|
|Markham||Eastern York Region and North Durham OHT|
|Barrie||Great Barrie Area OHT|
|Guelph||Guelph and Area OHT|
|Brampton||Brampton, Bramalea, North Etobicoke, Malton and West Woodbridge OHT|
|Ottawa||Ottawa Health Team/Équipe Santé Ottawa|
|Ottawa – East||ÉSO Ottawa-Est/Ottawa East 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|
|Stratford||Huron Perth and Area OHT|
|Chatham-Kent||Chatham Kent 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.