AFHTO Events

Focus on Follow-Up – Registration open now!

November 27, 2018 Steelworkers Union Hall Conference Centre 66 Brady Street, Sudbury Ontario   9:00am - 3:30pm
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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 will give you tools to overcome some of the challenges of follow-up and keep your patients from falling through the cracks. It will help teams make concrete progress in three areas: 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 your hospitals and the North East LHIN Physician Office Integration (POI) system.
  • 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.

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 teamExternal 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.

To help keep your costs down, we have secured a special rate of $149/night (including a light dinner and a buffet breakfast) at the Homewood Suites Sudbury, located at 2270 Regent Street. This rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book, call the hotel reservations line directly at (705) 523-8100 and ask for a room from the AFHTO block.

Registration open now | Space is limited! .

Got questions? Check out the FAQ, or contact us.

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