Dr. John McDonald, a 2014 Bright Lights Award recipient is interviewed for a profile on his work providing inter-professional health care to patients and promoting the system across Ontario and beyond in the Brantford Expositor. Click here to read the full article.
Dr. Judith Davidson, a 2014 Bright Lights Award recipient for her treatment of patients with chronic insomnia, is interviewed for a profile exploring her use of cognitive behavioural therapy in the Kingston Whig Standard and the Queen's Gazette. Click below to read the full articles.
AFHTO has awarded 12 innovators in ten categories for their work in making meaningful changes toward improving the patient experience, improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. There were seven total themes and three special awards. Six of the 12 award recipients will receive education grants.
The 2014 Annual Report gives insight into the progress of AFHTO members – family health teams and nurse practitioner-led clinics – collectively supported by their association, to move toward their shared vision.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has announced the launch of the second annual Minister's Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. This annual recognition program aims to honour exceptional work across the health system and showcase successes in cross-sectoral collaboration of health system partners to deliver high-quality, patient-centred care across the continuum.
The Tungasuvvingat Inuit Family Health Team (TIFHT) was honoured with this award at a the "Prevent More to Treat Less" conference, jointly sponsored by the Association of Ontario Health Centres and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, together with a range of partners including AFHTO. Since March 2011 TIFHT has provided Primary Health care services to Ottawa’s Inuit population.
Central Hastings FHT is a LEADing Practice award recipient as announced by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), in partnership with Accreditation Canada. Given for their leadership in the advanced use of technology in clinical practice, the award is part of Infoway's pan-Canadian Knowing is Better clinician education campaign developed to generate awareness of the benefits of digital health in Canada.
Congratulations to The Ottawa Hospital Academic FHT for receiving the 2013 Family Practice of the Year Award from the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)! 2013 Family Practice of the Year – The Ottawa Hospital Academic FHT The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team (TOHAFHT) is composed of two sister sites (Civic and Riverside) dedicated to quality clinical service, strong health sciences teaching and education leadership, and robust primary care research.
The 2nd Annual AFHTO Bright Lights Awards celebrate the leadership and significant progress being made to improve the value delivered by AFHTO members to 3 million patients across Ontario. Winners were announced at the October 22 Awards Dinner at the AFHTO 2013 Conference, attended by over 250 people AFHTO members, senior representatives from government, Health Quality Ontario, and some of the associations who, along with AFHTO, work together as the Ontario Primary Care Council.
Minister’s Medal Honours Excellence in Health Quality and Safety Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews, is inviting individuals and organizations to showcase their high-quality patient-centered care programs. This annual medal will recognize excellence in collaboration, sustainability, measurable outcomes and value. Completed applications must be submitted to your LHIN office by 5:00 p.m. on September 16. Successful recipients will be recognized at HQO’s Health Quality Transformation 2013 event on November 21, 2013.