AFHTO Events

Save the Date: Focus on Follow-Up

November 27, 2018 Steelworkers Union Hall Conference Centre 66 Brady Street, Sudbury Ontario  

Do you want your patients to get better  follow-up after hospitalization

Do you find this hard  because you don’t always know when your patients were in hospital

Do you have trouble getting everyone to agree on exactly what “follow-up” is

Are you wondering how to get everyone to track follow-up the same way in your EMRs

Are you based in the North East LHIN

If you answered “yes” to any of this, join us in Sudbury on November 27th for Focus on Follow-Up!


This full-day, interprofessional workshop will help you identify tools you can start using now to help your team overcome these challenges and keep your patients from falling through the cracks.

The workshop is intended to help teams make concrete progress in three challenging aspects of follow-up: getting hospitalization information, tracking follow-up in EMRs, and actually doing the follow-up in a patient-centered way. Through interactive small-group discussions, you’ll discover tools and strategies for:

  • Getting and using hospital data from Meditech and the North East LHIN Physician Office Integration (POI) project.
  • Finding and using data from Health Report Manager (HRM) in your specific EMR.
  • Using Patient-Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS) to make sure patients have clear instructions after discharge that might also be useful to primary-care providers.
  • Partnering with your local hospital to develop your own information-sharing solutions.
  • Developing processes for administrative staff and IHPs to identify patients who need follow-up.
  • Using hospital follow-up as an opportunity for medication reconciliation,system navigation, and case management  – and vice versa!.
  • …and more!

As always, we’ll be highlighting the wisdom of the field, so you’ll hear what’s already working for your peers, and how you can do it in your team. External partners are also coming to join the conversation: OntarioMD, the Northeast Ontario [hospital] Network (NEON) and the Patient-Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS) project. They’ll share tools and strategies you may not know are out there, and they’ll also be there to listen and learn about what you need from them to make these tools more usable. This is a Northern workshop highlighting Northern solutions that work in Northern teams. The information may also work in other places, but the focus of this workshop will be on what works in the north.

Watch this space for a registration link, FAQ, and updates about about speakers and topics.

If you’re not in the North East, stay tuned – we will be sharing lessons learned so everyone can benefit!