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Getting Connected: Digital Health and Information Sharing under Bill 74

Monday, May 6th, 2019

After the first year of implementation, Ontario Health Team Candidates are expected to meet the following criteria: have a harmonized information management plan in place; increase adoption of relevant digital health tools; and
have plans in place to streamline and integrate point of service systems and use data to support patient care and population health management…  The backbone of integration will be the ability to share information.

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Political Activities of Charities

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

… charities are prohibited from partisan political activity. They cannot “directly or indirectly support or oppose a political party or candidate for public office”. / … while representatives of a charity, such as directors, are permitted to engage in political processes in their personal, private capacity, they: must not use the charity’s resources… to support their personal political involvement; must not use events or functions organized by the charity as a platform to voice their own political views; and are encouraged to indicate that their comments are personal rather than the view of the charity.

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Designation Process for Ontario Health Teams

Friday, April 19th, 2019

… a new model to integrate care and funding that will enable patients, families, communities and providers to better work together… will be referred to below) as “Ontario Health Teams”… The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an overview of the application process for Ontario Health Teams… Significant dates in respect of the process for designation as an Ontario Health Team are included…

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Bill 74: Integration and Accountability in Ontario’s Health System under the Connecting Care Act, 2019

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

… the proposed Connecting Care Act, 2019 (the “Act”), if enacted, will: permit the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Minister”) to create new integrated care delivery systems (“ICDS”); … integrate health service providers (“HSPs”) and ICDS; and create accountability mechanisms to monitor and manage ICDS and HSPs and other persons and entities that receive government funding.

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Ontario’s Proposed Super-Agency: The Creation of Ontario Health Under Bill 74

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

This is the second bulletin in our series regarding Bill 74, an Act concerning the provision of health care in Ontario, which will, once passed, create the Connecting Care Act, 2019… This bulletin will summarize key provisions pertaining to the proposed agency, Ontario Health… its objects and powers, its board and senior management, its funding and accountability obligations and the transfer to it of certain existing operations.

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Introduction of Bill 74: The People’s Health Care Act, 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

If passed, the legislation would create a central agency to oversee Ontario’s healthcare system intended to, among other things, remove duplication… The Bill introduces the term “integrated care delivery systems” meaning a person or entity or group of persons or entities designated under the CCA that deliver three or more prescribed health care services.

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